At the first ever NLVMUG event in the Netherlands (March 6 2014 in Den Bosch) Maxta will attend as a silver sponsor. Their software defined storage solution Maxta Storage Platform MxSP will be demonstrated in public for the first time in the Netherlands.
Maxta MxSP can basically be compared to VMware VSAN offering shared distributed storage carved out by using local server storage. While VSAN is embedded in the ESXi kernel and supports vSphere 5.5 only, Maxta MxSP is distributed as a virtual appliance supporting VMware ESXi and Hyper-V.
Also Maxta supports any hardware configuration supported by VMware. VSAN has it’s own Hardware Compatibility List.
The town of Venray is one of the first Maxta MxSP customers in the Netherlands. Venray uses MxSP for their virtual desktop infrastructure. The announcement can be read here.
Much more technical detail in this post titled Maxta presents software defined storage for vSphere challenging traditional SAN/NAS. Software eats storage!