Maxta announced a new MaxDeploy(TM) Reference Architecture that is the first hyper-converged solution to run on the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600 v3 family, along with significant updates to its MxSP software. The new release of MxSP is the first software-define storage solution to leverage the new server platform, with its improved speed, higher number of cores, NVMe storage interface, DDR4 memory, and 40GbE support. The new MxSP running on the Xeon processor-based platform will be demonstrated for the first time at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) on September 9, 2014 at Moscone Center West, San Francisco, Booth #118.
Maxta’s innovative software-defined storage continues to deliver on the promise of hyper-convergence by providing greater choice, flexibility and savings while running on standard x86 servers. The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 running Maxta MxSP software helps accelerate this trend, delivering superior performance for hyper-converged environments. Performance testing shows that MxSP running on the new Xeon E5 processor increases VM density and storage performance for VMs in virtualized environments. In application-level testing, MxSP demonstrated support of 40% more Microsoft(R) Exchange(R) users than when ran on prior generations of Intel Xeon processors.
New MxSP features provide improved VM-centric automation, simplified data protection, greater availability and resiliency with support for VMware Stretch Storage Metro Cluster for continuous availability in case of site, data center or rack failure, along with improved self-healing capabilities to detect and auto-correct inconsistencies in data. Performance enhancements include improved caching algorithms and improved flash utilization to deliver consistent and predictable latency.
MaxDeploy Hyper-Convergence Reference Architectures provide customers a repeatable and standard deployment model, ease of ordering, and predictability of interoperability and performance. MaxDeploy running on the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 provides significant improvements over the previous generation of x86 servers in the number of I/O transactions per second, read and write latency, and the number of Virtual Machines deployed on a server. Additionally, MaxDeploy demonstrates the agility of MxSP by providing unprecedented time to market and the ability to narrow the gap between the availability of a new x86 platform and the availability of a hyper-converged solution running on the new platform.
The Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe is configured as part of this MaxDeploy Reference Architecture, providing high-performance caching using the NVMe interface as part of MxSP’s improved flash utilization. The Intel Ethernet Controller XL710 10/40GbE can also be configured as part of the solution to support high I/O workloads and/or a large number of nodes. By using MaxDeploy with the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 family, Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Family, and Intel Ethernet Controller XL710, enterprises now have the flexibility to scale their environment on-demand without over provisioning resources.