Posted By John Rath On June 24, 2013 @ 9:00 am In Convergence,Storage,Virtualization | No Comments
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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