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Maxta Introduces Hyperconverged "(Un)Appliance" with Maxta and Red Hat Virtualization Pre-Configured on Intel® Data Center Blocks Hardware

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Maxta Inc., a leading provider of hyperconvergence software, today
introduced a Hyperconverged "(Un)Appliance" for Red Hat Virtualization,
a pre-configured system of Red Hat Virtualization software and Maxta
Hyperconvergence software bundled together on Intel® Data
Center Blocks hardware. This joint solution provides all the advantages
of appliance-based hyperconvergence without any of the disadvantages –
there's no refresh tax, no upgrade tax, no VMware tax, and no
proprietary virtualization.

Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances collapse servers, storage, and networking
into a single server tier that is used to run virtual machines and
containers. Storage is configured automatically when VMs or containers
are created allowing administrators to focus on managing applications
rather than storage. The combination of Intel® Data Center
Blocks, Red Hat Virtualization and Maxta Hyperconvergence Software
provides the operational and capital expense reductions desired by
organizations, but in a way that is less expensive to procure, refresh
and expand when compared to appliance-based hyperconvergence.

"With an ever-increasing number of workloads running on cloud
architectures, the time is right to help customers transition to
software-defined infrastructures that are automated, resilient and
programmatically extensible," said Phil Harris, Data Center Group Vice
President, Datacenter Solutions Group General Manager Systems Business
of Intel. "Having Intel® Data Center Blocks serve as the
hardware server foundation of a pre-configured solution with Red Hat
Virtualization and Maxta can make it easier for companies to buy and
manage vs. integrating disparate systems on their own."

Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances are different than appliance-based
hyperconvergence as they enable organizations to increase capacity by
adding drives to existing (Un)Appliances, replace smaller drives in
existing (Un)Appliances with larger drives, or of course adding new
(Un)Appliances. Since organizations own the Maxta hyperconvergence
software license for the life of the organization, there is no need to
repurchase the software license when refreshing hardware. The
Hyperconverged (Un)Appliance also provides support for Red Hat
Virtualization and Red Hat OpenShift on the same server platform.

"Red Hat's goal is to help organizations run any application on any IT
footprint, from bare metal to the public cloud, through open, flexible
solutions that provide a path to digital transformation," said Joe
Fernandes, vice president, Cloud Platforms Products at Red Hat. "Through
the combination of our virtualization offering, Maxta's hyperconvergence
software and Intel's Data Center Blocks, customers can achieve a
powerful, cost-effective solution to support their virtualized and
containerized workloads in an easier-to-manage, scalable package that
can meet both current and future needs."

Organizations of all sizes want to take advantage of the flexibility
provided by hyperconvergence software, but also want to simplify
ordering, installation, and configuration of hyperconverged solutions.
Unlike appliance vendors that offer software for the benefit their
financial reporting instead of benefiting their customers,
Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances provide the benefit of software to
customers all while providing the ordering and configuration simplicity
inherent with an appliance-based approach to hyperconvergence.

"Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances with Red Hat and Maxta software
pre-configured on Intel® Data Center Blocks provide the
management simplicity and scale-out ability desired by organizations,
but in a way that is less expensive initially and long-term when
compared to hyperconverged appliances," said Yoram Novick, Maxta founder
and chief executive. "These (Un)Appliances are also designed to enable
organizations to support virtualization and containers with Kubernetes
on the same platform so that customers do not have to deploy two
separate storage infrastructures deploying containers."

Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances are available now through distributors and
resellers worldwide. They will be demo'd at Maxta's Booth at VMworld
#1518.

About Maxta

Maxta is the only hyperconvergence provider that gives IT the freedom to
choose both servers and abstraction layers including hypervisors and
containers. Maxta's unique software approach to hyperconvergence enables
IT to scale storage independent of compute, run mixed workloads on the
same cluster, and eliminate the hyperconverged appliance refresh tax as
there is no need to repurchase the HCI software license when refreshing
server hardware. Maxta is available as software only or as preconfigured
solution on most brands of server hardware. For more information, visit
us at www.maxta.com
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