Nutanix Delivers Converged Infrastructure

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Data center infrastructure solutions provider Nutanix announced two new platforms to enable IT teams to tailor and  grow compute and storage to fit either enterprise branch office with limited on-site IT resources, or core data centers tasked with supporting an increasingly diverse and demanding set of workloads.

New NX-1000 and NX-6000 Platforms

For small to mid sized companies the Nutanix NX-1000 Series, like other Nutanix platforms, features a flatter datacenter architecture that eliminates the need for centralized SAN/NAS storage, thereby dramatically reducing IT complexity and simplifying management. The NX-1000 requires up to 80 percent less space and power than alternative approaches, providing a single platform to power branch office services, including local applications, virtual desktop deployments, file and print services, DHCP and DNS services, WAN optimization controllers and security-focused virtual appliances. The 2U appliance features pre-installed replication and backup software that automatically protects VM-specific data, and starts at $22,500 per node.

The NX-6000 Series is a converged datacenter platform to independently scale storage resources in a single converged infrastructure. The platform makes it simple and affordable for enterprises to design and scale their datacenters one appliance at a time with the ability to add just the right amount of storage and compute resources for any workload. With 3 times the raw storage of earlier Nutanix platforms it can support the most data intensive applications, such as SQL databases, Hadoop-driven data analytics or large-scale VDI rollouts. It includes in-line and post-process data compression to deliver 35 TB to 70 TB of usable storage. The 2U appliance starts at $60,000 per node.

“Natively converged infrastructure solutions (also known as CompuStorage solutions in IDC’s taxonomy on file and object storage) are quickly becoming a reality for many enterprises as the need to handle big data projects, high-end databases or demanding VDI dramatically increases,” said Ashish Nadkarni, Research Director, Storage Systems, IDC. “The key to a successful natively converged infrastructure is flexibility—a single platform that can scale compute and storage independent of each other, and can easily adapt to specific environments and application requirements.”

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