This is a really quick post while it’s still in my head. I stopped by the Maxta booth at VMworld recently. I haven’t spoken to Maxta since I saw them at SFD7, so I was curious to hear about what they were up to. They told me about their “freemium” MxSP software license they were releasing soon.
As I understand it (and please someone correct me if I’m wrong), it’s limited to 3 nodes and 24TB of capacity, but you’ll be able to upgrade Free MxSP licenses non-disruptively to a premium license when you’re ready to go head on. You can read the press release here and sign up for the license here (note that there are some geographic restrictions on this).