Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Roger Strukhoff, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Nutanix Unveils Global Program to Upgrade Vblock Customers to Web-Scale Converged Infrastructure

Nutanix, the leading provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced a company-wide initiative to bring true web-scale simplicity and economics to enterprise IT teams underserved by VCE converged infrastructure. CIOs and datacenter architects have long recognized the need to scale their infrastructure on demand, and avoid expensive overprovisioning that prevents an IT cost model competitive with popular cloud providers. Many of these Global 2000 companies have turned to pre-cabled and pre-engineered systems in hopes of reducing complexity and lowering costs. Unfortunately, these same systems are constructed with legacy technologies, and lack the genuine IT innovation necessary to meet the scalability and economic challenges facing large enterprises in the cloud era.

Nutanix delivers radical improvement in IT simplicity, while enabling datacenter managers to build flexible, massively scalable private clouds one server at a time. Nutanix solutions incorporate advanced web-scale technologies and can replace Vblock installations running nearly any virtualized workload, including virtual desktops, Microsoft enterprise applications, databases and more – and deliver these services with 9x faster performance and 10x faster time to deployment. Unlike Vblock, Nutanix’s web-scale IT platform runs on all popular virtualization hypervisors, including VMware vSphere™, Microsoft Hyper-V™ and open source KVM. It also enables customers of all sizes to standardize their infrastructure across both datacenter and branch office locations.

Customers Prefer Nutanix over VCE Vblock

Customers are gravitating to Nutanix to advance their converged infrastructure strategies, and Nutanix continues to win against large legacy IT vendors. For example, in just the last three months, Nutanix was chosen over VCE Vblock by:

  • A top 3 global mining company that needed a simpler converged infrastructure for remote locations. Nutanix delivered a solution that consumed only two rack units (RU), compared with the smallest Vblock system that needed 24 RU;
  • A 35,000 student public university that needed a flexible scale-out design for their central IT hub. The pay-as-you-grow capability from Nutanix proved superior compared to the static legacy infrastructure behind VCE;
  • A large U.S. military branch that chose Nutanix to build a highly secure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI); and,
  • An APAC regional government body looking for a cost-effective VDI approach. Vblock was quickly dismissed after a short total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison against Nutanix.

Vblock-to-Nutanix Migration Service

To ease the transition to modern web-scale technologies, Nutanix’s Global Service Organization (GSO), working in conjunction with Nutanix channel partners, is now offering its customers a Vblock-to-Nutanix Migration Service. This new offering is available worldwide and provides a planned, low-risk process to migrate all virtual workloads to Nutanix. The service includes a free detailed assessment of all virtual workloads in the Vblock environment and a multi-phase, step-by-step cutover plan. Additional GSO services are available to implement Nutanix clusters, and perform the actual application and workload migration, plus full training on the Nutanix-based infrastructure in order to streamline ongoing datacenter operations.

“The enterprise datacenter is at an inflection point as it tries to keep up with rapid advancements in technology,” said Parmeet Chaddha, vice president, global services. “Some vendors have turned to duct taping legacy technologies in a 42U rack and selling it as next-generation converged infrastructure. Nutanix is committed to helping these IT professionals simplify their architecture to meet the management, scalability and economic challenges of the cloud era.”

Trade-up Program

For organizations with expiring Vblock maintenance, Nutanix is offering a customized trade-up program to replace existing Vblocks with new Nutanix web-scale converged infrastructure. With this program, Nutanix solutions can be purchased cash-flow neutral, in some cases, at the cost of existing Vblock support and maintenance. Additionally, enterprises can dramatically reduce future operating expenses because Nutanix requires much less rack space, power and cooling requirements than Vblock, and because Nutanix support and services costs are a fraction of what Vblock customers typically pay annually.

Resources

  • To learn more about how to #NixVblock, go here.
  • To learn more about the Vblock-to-Nutanix Migration Service, go here.
  • To learn about the pitfalls of traditional converged infrastructure, go here.
  • To learn more about the Nutanix Global Service Organization, go here.

About Nutanix

Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Onalytica. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
"IoT is going to be a huge industry with a lot of value for end users, for industries, for consumers, for manufacturers. How can we use cloud to effectively manage IoT applications," stated Ian Khan, Innovation & Marketing Manager at Solgeniakhela, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.