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Nutanix cements market leadership with new HCI software innovations

Nutanix cements market leadership with new HCI software innovations

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Enterprise cloud computing vendor Nutanix, has announced major new capabilities to its popular hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, delivering significant innovations to the data centre and cloud markets.

According to the vendor, the latest innovations will bring up to 50% faster performance, native virtual networking to simplify multi-cloud deployments, end-to-end security monitoring to support a Zero-Trust strategy and expanded automation and budgeting capabilities for cloud resources.

In addition to extending its HCI software stack to the public cloud, the company continues to set the bar for innovation in the fast-growing HCI market, putting true IT modernisation within reach of all organisations.

HCI has become the standard for powering modern private clouds and Nutanix software is recognised by more than 17,000 customers and leading industry analysts for its unmatched simplicity, scalability, resilience and security, all of which conclude that Nutanix is an undisputed leader in the fast-growing HCI market.

The announcement highlights Nutanix’s commitment to innovation to meet emerging customer requirements and further disrupting the industry status quo.

“Our engineers and architects are building the foundation for hybrid architectures to run their applications and manage their growing volume of data, something even more important now as IT is playing a more strategic role,” said Rajiv Mirani, Chief Technology Officer at Nutanix. “To help our customers transition to hybrid and multi-cloud operating models, Nutanix has made significant investments in research and development to advance our core software stack. These new capabilities will help further strengthen the performance and reliability of our software, extending our journey across networking, security, performance and automation.”

Nutanix has advanced its HCI architecture to exploit the latest in storage technologies, including NVMe based SSDs and Intel Optane SSDs. The company said the resulting lower latency will deliver up to 50% faster performance for I/O intensive workloads, such as large databases and large-scale healthcare applications. The advancements also improve VM density to lower the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for all applications.

Chris Tobias, General Manager, Optane Solutions Division at Intel, said: “Through our recently announced Joint Innovation Lab, we are collaborating with Nutanix to integrate Intel’s latest and greatest technology on the Nutanix software stack. The advanced performance capabilities Nutanix has announced, in addition to ultra low latency Intel Optane technology and high bandwidth NVMe storage technologies from Intel, will deliver our joint customers the HCI solutions they need to support their most intensive application, allowing them to more readily innovate and develop new business models.”

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