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Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure now available on AWS

Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure now available on AWS

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Nutanix is making its technology available on Amazon Web Services. This is done through Nutanix Clusters – a hybrid cloud extension between on-premises data centres to public clouds to manage apps in the two environments without retooling. It will give customers better flexibility in how they manage applications.

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the general availability of Nutanix Clusters on AWS, extending the flexibility and ease of use of the company’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, along with all Nutanix products and services, to bare metal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With this announcement, Nutanix delivers hybrid cloud infrastructure – one that allows businesses to accelerate their digital initiatives and optimize spending, priorities further amplified in the age of COVID. Nutanix offers a single stack that integrates compute and storage, provides unified operations across private and public clouds, integrated networking with AWS, and license portability from private to public clouds thus addressing key technical and operational challenges of the hybrid cloud era.

According to Gartner, by 2021, 90% of organizations will have deployed a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud model for their IT needs. Companies require the flexibility of multiple clouds while they continue to struggle with the complexity, operational silos and costs of managing private and public clouds. A unified solution that provides a consistent experience, tooling and operational practices across clouds will allow companies to break down silos and reduce inefficiencies while enabling the advantage of flexibility to choose the right cloud for each workload.

With this announcement, Nutanix extends the simplicity and ease of use of its software to public cloud. This eliminates the cost and management complexity of hybrid environments and enables seamless mobility across private and public clouds without any rearchitecting of the apps due to built-in networking integration with AWS. Customers now have the flexibility to choose the right cloud environment for each application with the added benefit of license portability across clouds, which has a direct impact on cost and resource optimization.

Additionally, customers will be able to take advantage of the company’s full software stack on private and public cloud. This includes unstructured storage solutions Files, application orchestration solution Calm and database administration solution Era.

Craig Wiley, Senior Infrastructure Systems Architect at Penn National Insurance, said: “At Penn National Insurance, we were looking for a new solution to support our VDI workloads to ensure Business Continuity if our primary data center suffers from a disaster event.

“Nutanix Clusters allows us to easily create a hybrid and multi-cloud environment spanning our Nutanix data center and AWS, so that we can very rapidly burst capacity in AWS when we need to quickly restore our workloads from a backup.

“On top of the flexibility that this solution provides, the ability to use our existing AWS networking setup made the Nutanix Clusters deployment very easy while delivering the expected performance. Now we know we can expand VDI capacity with one-click and hibernate our hybrid cloud workloads when not in use, so we only pay for the capacity we need.”

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