Maxta Storage Platform for VMware vSphere

Maxta Storage Platform for VMware vSphere
Maxta Storage Platform for VMware vSphere
Enterprise Storage Redefined
Eliminate Storage Arrays and Storage Networking
Dramatically simplify IT by eliminating Storage Management
Provide VM-centric Enterprise-class Data Services
➢ Optimize for flash performance and hard disk capacity
Enable compute/storage convergence on standard servers maximizing capital and operational savings while
realizing the Software-Defined Data Center vision
Maxta Storage Platform Essentials and Enterprise for VMware vSphere
Introduction
Maxta Storage Platform (MxSP) is a ground breaking, highly resilient,
VMs can be instantly provisioned by utilizing MxSP’s Zero-Copy
scalable distributed Software-Defined VM Storage platform that
Clones and leveraging VM templates, thus improving VM agility.
enables IT to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center. The
MxSP’s implementation of consistency groups for both snapshots
innovative, peer-to-peer architecture aggregates storage resources
and remote replication enables comprehensive recoverability for
from multiple VMware vSphere cluster servers, assimilates a global
applications that span multiple VMs.
namespace and delivers all storage functionality. The storage
resources can be any combination of magnetic disk drives and flash
Cost-efficiency without Compromises
technology. The aggregated storage is presented as a single shared
MxSP enables significant capital savings by converging compute
Maxta datastore to the VMware vSphere cluster. Maxta enables the
and storage resources on standard commodity servers, without
convergence of applications VMs, VMware vSphere, and storage
compromising features, performance or scalability. This provides
on standard servers thereby eliminating the need for storage arrays
considerable up-front savings and even greater savings on
and realizing the Software-Defined Data Center vision. Additionally,
upgrades. In addition, MxSP leverages capacity optimization
the Maxta datastore can co-exist with datastores from other storage
technologies such as thin provisioning, in-line compression, and in-
systems providing investment protection.
line deduplication to increase storage efficiency and reduce storage
expenses. As a result of eliminating the need for storage arrays,
Simplicity is in the DNA
MxSP also enables significant reduction in power, cooling, and
MxSP dramatically simplifies IT by eliminating the need for storage
floor space. By significantly simplifying IT, increasing IT efficiency,
provisioning and storage management. The Maxta datastore and
and enabling administrators to focus on managing applications
all data services such as local and remote replication, snapshots
and VMs, MxSP enables dramatic reduction in operating expenses.
and zero-copy clones are configured and managed from the
VMware vSphere Client at VM granularity. This simplification
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
eliminates the day-to-day tasks of storage management and enables
Maxta Global Namespace
administrators to focus on managing applications and VMs.
MxSP
The revolutionary MxSP eliminates single point of failure by
MxSP
VMware vSphere
MxSP
VMware vSphere
VMware vSphere
delivering best-in-class data resiliency and high availability
leveraging strong checksums and data replication for all stored
data. Maxta datastore seamlessly supports all VMware features
Disk Drives
SSD
Disk Drives
SSD
Maxta Aggregated
Storage Pool
Disk Drives
SSD
like vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA and DRS. MxSP highly efficient
Snapshot improves data protection and data recoverability.
Ethernet
VMware
vSphere
Client
Shared Storage
Made Easy
Linear Scalability
The versatile architecture of MxSP provides the ability to scale capacity and performance independently on-demand without having to over-provision
resources. This flexibility enables the servers to either have access to Maxta datastore and contribute storage to it (“Converged Compute/Storage Servers”)
or have access to Maxta datastore without contributing storage to it (“Compute Only Servers”). A Compute Only Server can be upgraded to a Converged
Compute/Storage Servers by:
A) Changing the Server role definition (if the Compute Only Server meets the hardware requirements of a Converged Compute/Storage Server) or
B) Changing the Server role definition and upgrading the server (if the Compute Only Server does not meet the hardware requirements of a ConvergedCompute/Storage Server)
An MxSP Essentials configuration can be upgraded to MxSP Enterprise configuration non-disruptively as well.
MxSP Product Specifications
Components
Essentials
Enterprise
Total Number of Servers
3
3+
Minimum number of Converged
Compute / Storage Servers1
2
2
Converged Compute / Storage Server2 specification
Processors per Server
2xDual-Core 2.00 GHz or faster
2xDual-Core 2.00 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM) per Server
32GB or higher
32GB or higher
Disk Drives / Capacity
7.2K RPM SATA Drives or higher / 50GB or higher
7.2K RPM SATA Drives or higher / 50GB or higher
Solid State Drives / Capacity
Consumer grade MLC (cMLC) or better / 60GB or higher
Consumer grade MLC (cMLC) or better / 60GB or higher
Network Connections per Server
Dedicated or Shared – 1 GigE port or higher
Dedicated or Shared – 1 GigE port or higher
2
Compute Only Server specification
Processors
1xDual-Core 2.00 GHz or faster
1xDual-Core 2.00 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM)
8GB or higher
8GB or higher
Disk Drives
7.2K RPM SATA Drives or higher / 50GB or higher
7.2K RPM SATA Drives or higher / 50GB or higher
Network Connections per Server
Dedicated 1 GigE port or Shared 10 GigE port or higher
Dedicated 1 GigE port or Shared 10 GigE port or higher
Snapshots, Zero-Copy Clones, Local
Replication, Capacity Optimization (Thin
Provisioning, Compression, Deduplication)
Included
Included
Consistency Groups
Included for Snapshot only
Included
Remote Replication
Not Included
Purchased separately
VMware vSphere
Version 5.0 update 1 or later
Version 5.0 update 1 or later
VMware vCenter Server
Version 5.0 update 1 or later
Version 5.0 update 1 or later
Licensing Model
• Optimized for VMware vSphere Essentials Kit Cost Structure
• Supports all licensing models of VMware vSphere and
vSphere with Operations Management
Supports all licensing models of VMware vSphere and
vSphere with Operations Management
VLAN or Switch
VLAN or Switch
Maxta Software
Hypervisor
Networking
Private Local Area Network between the nodes
Note: (1) A minimum of two Converged Compute/Storage Servers is required for high availability
(2) Hardware has to be listed in VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
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