Maxta Releases Free Hyperconvergence Storage Software
MxSP software helps IT teams of any size transform their complex and costly virtualized infrastructure into an agile, efficient architecture.eWEEK is willing to bet that you have never been offered free hyperconverged, software-defined storage software before Sept. 30, 2016. Maxta, which specializes in software-based hyperconvergence for enterprise storage systems, on Sept. 30 announced the general availability of a free download of its MxSP software for qualified organizations in the United States, Canada and select European countries. The free download is made available through the company's month-old freemium licensing model, an industry first in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) segment—which makes eWEEK's bet a sound one. The new licensing model offers a simpler, more economical approach for enterprises to evaluate, test and quickly deploy HCI in their IT environments, the company said. Approved registrants will receive a perpetual, transferable license to a fully featured version of Maxta MxSP software free of charge, enabling them to configure and deploy a three-node HCI cluster with a maximum storage capacity of 24 terabytes.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company also announced the introduction of the Maxta Community, an online site for registered users of MxSP software and MaxDeploy appliances. The new site provides a forum for users to ask questions, seek expert advice from Maxta, engage with peers and access self-help resources.