Enterprise cloud computing provider Nutanix has announced a new suite of offerings in the public and private cloud, in a bid to take multi-cloud and hybrid cloud computing further to its clientele.
The company said in a statement that the Xi Frame desktop-as-a-service solution, which was majorly only available on the public cloud, will now be present on the private cloud as well. This will enable delivery of apps and desktops into a more efficient hybrid cloud environment, it said.
Nutanix will also bring in new functionality and planned availability zones for Xi Leap, its cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) service. The Xi Leap will provide customers with a natively integrated DR cloud service and a single pane management that will be critical to protecting workloads running in the data centre and in the cloud, Nutanix said.
“With previous disaster recovery systems, we weren’t able to achieve the performance we expected for virtual machine restoration and managing DR as a separate silo made our infrastructure more complex,” said Patrick Sudderth, director of technical services, Lexipol. Sudderth added that the Xi Leap would allow enterprises to configure policies that automate the DR workflow directly.
A research paper by IDC InfoBrief termed “Surviving and Thriving in a Multi-Cloud World” reported that less than 30% of the customers today report using single cloud environments. The advantage that a multi-cloud environment brings to the customers is better interoperability of data and applications and better streamlining of implementation of cloud service deployments.
Nutanix Xi Frame for the private cloud
The Xi Frame update runs on the Nutanix AHV hypervisor (Hypervisor is a virtual machine monitor that creates and runs virtual machines) which helps customers extend desktop delivery to Nutanix private cloud and integrate virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) services with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud platform, the release said.
“Customers need solutions that can bring together the full mix of public, private, and edge clouds that will soon make up their critical infrastructure without drowning them in needless complexity and unchecked costs,” said Sunil Potti, chief product and development officer, Nutanix.
Potti pointed out that Nutanix would continue to add new capabilities to its portfolio, hence giving customers the freedom to choose the right cloud platform that makes better sense for their business.