Larry ChapmanSenior Manager IT Infrastructure at Trusource Labs
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"GPFS monitoring is the best feature."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms."
"We are using it for monitoring all of our storage."
"The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better."
"The single-pane-of-glass VMware interface makes configuration and management easy so you do not need IT specialists."
"The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage."
"The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers."
"Integration with other vendors is not available."
"It would be helpful if there was a graphical user interface that could walk you through the deployment process. The instructions surrounding setup aren't the best. They need to be more step-by-step."
"A new company took over the product and now the support for Maxta has gone way downhill."
"The licensing is based on the number of terabytes."
"The licensing model is complex and depends on factors such as the number of processing cores and the amount of storage."
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Maxta MxSP software-defined storage solutions provide organizations the choice to deploy hyper-convergence on any x86 server, using any hypervisor and any combination of storage devices. Deployed as software-defined storage or as part of a MaxDeploy Reference Architecture, the simplicity of a Maxta VM-centric solution reduces IT management to maximize cost savings. Enterprise-class data services and capacity optimization empower organizations to hyperconverge, eliminating the need for SAN or NAS devices.
IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Maxta is ranked 14th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Maxta is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Maxta writes "Has the ability to have a single-pane-of-glass using the VMware interface but it needs better support". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, Red Hat Gluster Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas Maxta is most compared with VMware vSAN and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.
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