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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.

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

“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. They provide the flexibility and agility needed to adapt to significant spikes in demand.

“We were already Nutanix customers, running our VDI and analytical workloads in our data center, and also use AWS. 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.”

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