Nutanix hybrid cloud infrastructure available AWS

Nutanix offers a single stack that integrates compute and storage.

Enterprise cloud computing company, Nutanix has announced 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 optimise 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 per cent of organisations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model for their IT needs1. 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 optimisation.

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, database administration solution Era, and more.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia’s national statistical agency, responsible for, among other things, the Australian Census, said Julian Doak, CISO at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The Census is Australia’s largest peacetime logistical operation and the increased IT demand needed to support this Census project is one of the main reasons we looked at hybrid cloud platforms. It provides the flexibility and agility needed to adapt to significant spikes in demand.

“A single cloud solution to manage multiple clouds will make it easier to scale our IT needs. Nutanix Clusters provides a seamless way to burst capacity into public clouds to increase our VDI workloads when needed to support Census activities, while knowing all our apps will just work – without needing to repackage or rearchitect them,” he said.

According to Craig Wiley, senior infrastructure systems architect at Penn National Insurance said it was looking for a new solution to support its VDI workloads to ensure business continuity if our primary datacentre suffers from a disaster event.

“Nutanix Clusters allows us to easily create a hybrid and multicloud environment spanning our Nutanix datacentre and AWS, so that we can very rapidly burst capacity in AWS when we need to quickly restore our workloads from a backup,” he said. “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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