Simplified Microsoft Exchange* Deployments Using Maxta Solutions

Executive Summary: One of the key challenges with designing larger Microsoft Exchange* environments is making the right hardware choices that provide the best value over the anticipated life of the solution, while simplifying storage management, and providing the ability to scale on demand. This solution utilizes a hyper-converged architecture, on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 platform, with the Intel® SSD Data Center P3700 Series, a PCIe* (NVMe*) SSD with excellent low latency performance characteristics that meet Exchange requirements. Additionally, the solution leverages the Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Converged Network Adapter to provide improved network performance with lower power consumption. The software-only implementation of Maxta Storage Platform* (MxSP*) is architected to support any hypervisor, any Intel® architecture-based server, and any storage device.