Hyperconvergence for Service Providers
Maxta’s Hyperconvergence software simplifies infrastructure for MSPs so that they can grow and adapt based on demand, without breaking the bank.
As an MSP or hosting provider, you need to keep pace with the big public cloud providers and create customer solutions with the same flexibility and potential scale. Traditional storage infrastructure can’t keep up. Hyperconverged appliances look promising, but come at a premium price and lack the flexibility to scale compute and storage separately. Maxta gives MSPs the ability to use industry-standard hardware, scale compute and storage independently, and frees them from the VMware tax.
Deliver Managed Private Cloud with Public Cloud Economics
Maxta’s Hyperconvergence software enables MSPs to reduce infrastructure and operational costs while still offering the peace of mind that comes with hosted private cloud.
As an MSP or hosting provider, you need to keep pace with the big public cloud providers and create customer solutions with the same flexibility and potential scale. Traditional storage infrastructure can’t keep up. Hyperconverged appliances look promising, but come at a premium price and lack the flexibility to scale compute and storage separately.
Hyperconverged appliances simplify infrastructure installation, configuration and management, especially compared to traditional storage. But that simplicity comes at a cost later. There’s a hidden refresh tax since you have to rebuy software when you refresh nodes, and an upgrade tax since adding capacity means adding an appliance. And you can get locked into the hardware platform, and potentially a hypervisor. That’s not a business model that works for MSPs.
Maxta Hyperconvergence Software gives you the ability to use industry standard hardware, scale compute and storage independently, and frees your business from the VMware tax.
The freedom to choose. The flexibility to Change.
Maxta gives you the choice of server vendor and hypervisor so you can build infrastructure that’s best for you and your customers.
Hyperconverged appliances and even some hyperconvergence software restrict your choice of hardware and hypervisor. Maxta provides platform-agnostic Hyperconvergence Software, so you have a choice of hardware and hypervisors. That gives you a clear advantage over costly and complex traditional storage arrays that lock you into their platform. Hyperconverged appliances promise to solve this too but still lock you into a hypervisor, a hardware platform or both. Maxta gives you the freedom to choose both, and easily change platforms down the road.
Focus on Customers, Not Storage
Why waste your time on managing storage?
Maxta is a VM-centric platform. It optimizes performance and availability on a per-application basis, so you can reduce per customer costs by running mixed workloads on the same cluster and improve performance for applications by 25 percent. Traditional storage and even software-defined storage can only create and manage storage objects, such as LUNs or volumes, forcing you to become a storage expert.
Scale compute and storage independently with Maxta
All the advantages of an apliance without any of the downsides
MSPs need the flexibility to scale in small increments, shift resources around and grow compute and storage independently – all things hyperconverged appliances can’t offer.
On the surface, a turnkey hyperconverged appliance looks like a good way to go. It’s simple to rack and stack new systems as demand grows. But appliances can’t scale in small increments, or scale compute and storage resources separately – the very thing MSPs need. There’s also a “refresh tax” – whenever you refresh the hardware, you have to buy the software again.
The alternative, hyperconverged software, means you’re never locked into a hardware or hypervisor platform. And software lets you scale compute and storage independently.
Seamless migration from VMware to Red Hat and back
Freedom from the “VMware Tax”
The license costs for VMware vSphere software drag down profit margins for MSPs. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Maxta frees MSPs to use Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with the ability to move some or all virtual machines to a fully-supported, but still truly open source virtualization solution. That helps you reduce or eliminate the VMware tax by choosing the hypervisor that best fits the needs of your customers. Maxta is the only hyperconverged solution in the market that supports VMware and Red Hat Virtualization.
Advantages for MSPs
Compete with the Cloud
Level the playing field when you go up against Amazon, Google and Microsoft with a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure.
Hardware & Virtualization Independent
Use your brand of x86 server with the flexibility to run different hardware and multiple hypervisors on a single platform.
Never Overprovision Compute or Storage
Scale compute and storage separately by adding disk, memory, or CPU to existing nodes, add new nodes as you need them.
Manage VMs, Not Storage
Improve infrastructure utilization by 40% and improve performance by 25% with VM-level policies.
No Refresh Tax
Only pay for software once with a perpetual or subscription license – not every time you refresh hardware.
No Upgrade Tax
Add capacity to a node, add a node, or add compute only nodes – without appliance or storage vendor markups.
No Vendor Lock-In
Mix and match server hardware, drives, and leading hypervisors within a single deployment, so you’re never locked-in.
Download the Maxta for Service Providers Solution Brief (.PDF)