Nutanix launches hybrid cloud infrastructure on AWS

Nutanix launches hybrid cloud infrastructure on AWS
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12 Aug, 2020

Cloud computing firm Nutanix has launched its hybrid cloud infrastructure 'Clusters' on Amazon Web Services.

The rollout is expected to help businesses accelerate their cloud journey with AWS amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The availability will help users to migrate entire on-premise applications to the public cloud, unify operations across multiple clouds as well as help them during disaster recovery scenarios, according to a statement.

Nutanix said that the availability on AWS eliminates the cost and management complexity of hybrid environments and enables seamless mobility across private and public clouds without any re-architecting of the apps. This is due to the built-in networking integration with cloud computing major AWS.

Founded by Silicon Valley-based Indian-origin entrepreneurs, Nutanix has been one of the most successful enterprise technology startups to go public this decade. The company sells hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) that virtualises compute, storage and networking using software solutions that automate a lot of infrastructure-related workloads thereby providing flexibility and ease of use to customers.  

According to NASDAQ-listed Nutanix, this will allow businesses to accelerate their digital initiatives and optimise spending even as they move to a hybrid or multi-cloud environment.

“Our focus through the pandemic has been to provide India’s enterprises with the least complex path to a cloud environment that works for the unique needs of their organisation. This solution provides scalability, significant cost and time savings, and optimises existing infrastructure, which is exactly what enterprises need at this time,” Balakrishnan Anantharaman, vice president and managing director of sales, India and SAARC at Nutanix said.

Wipro, which works extensively with Nutanix to manage and run applications in a cloud-agnostic architecture, said that it will leverage Nutanix Clusters as the underlying cloud infrastructure platform to deliver its technology services.

In April, Wipro chose cloud computing firm Nutanix's platform to run its digital database services (DDS).

According to a recent Nutanix survey, 42% of Indian enterprises plan to shift the majority of their IT deployments to hybrid cloud.