Hyper-converged software-player Maxta has taken up with freemium ideas, the first such vendor to do so.
Customers can download its MxSP software in the US, Canada and select European countries to evaluate, test and quickly deploy hyper-converged infrastructure in their IT shops. The software is fully functional but limited to a three-node cluster and 24TB of capacity. Free MxSP licences may be non-disruptively upgraded to a premium licence, enabling unlimited capacity scaling and server node additions. Premium licences include full software maintenance, product enhancements and access to 7X24 Maxta support. Maxta has also set up an online Maxta Community site for registered users of MxSP software and MaxDeploy appliance to ask questions, seek advice from Maxta, engage with peers and access self-help resources. Register for site membership here and register for a free MxSP license here, ®