Nutanix Enterprise Cloud: Features & Price

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Bottom Line

Sophisticated enterprises realize that software defined storage (SDS) is part of a larger whole. They know that SDS must be a fully integrated into a data center’s ecosystem. This larger integration is one of Nutanix’s SDS key selling points: the company is well regarded for its private-public cloud solutions, as well as its depth in hyperconveraged infrastructure. Combining these elements is typically needed for SDS success.

To its credit, the Nutanix solution combines software-defined storage capabilities with other infrastructure management features, particularly those relating to private or hybrid cloud environments.

Moreover, the Nutanix SDS simplifies infrastructure deployment and management while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

In sum, Nutanix is most useful for organizations that are setting up private or hybrid cloud environments and that are willing to invest in hyperconverged infrastructure. For those firms, Nutanix can be top choice.

Product Description

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud is software-defined infrastructure (compute, storage, networking and security) that runs on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). It includes several different components: Acropolis (SDS, data protection and virtualization), Prism (application and infrastructure management), Calm (application automation and lifecycle management), Flow (virtual networking), Beam (multi-cloud optimization) and Xi Cloud (extends Nutanix capabilities into the public cloud).

Customers can purchase pre-configured Nutanix NX appliances, buy pre-configured appliances from other manufacturers, or deploy the software on validated third-party servers. The company says that the platform simplifies IT management and can lower costs by up to 60 percent. It is useful for setting up private clouds.

Type of product:

Software-only or hyperconverged appliances.

Editions available:

Nutanix sells a range of different appliances. Acropolis software comes in Starter, Pro and Ultimate Editions. Prism software comes in Starter or Pro Editions. Calm and Flow are also available on a standalone basis. In addition, the company offers a free Nutanix Community Edition.

License:

Proprietary.

Key features:

  • software defined infrastructure (not just storage)
  • the ability to run any application at any scale
  • fast time to value
  • simplified storage
  • built-in resiliency
  • application and data protection
  • non-disruptive upgrades

Target Industries

Education, financial services, healthcare, and government.

Customers

Deloitte, U.S. Army, Jabil, Staples, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Nasdaq, Toyota, Mary Kay, Panasonic, Airbus, Subaru, New York Life, Tata Consultancy Services, U.S. Department of Defense, Honda, CA Technologies

Pricing

Community edition is free. Other pricing on request.

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Features Chart

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform
Type of Product Software-only or hyperconverged appliances
Editions Available Community, Starter, Pro, Ultimate
License Proprietary
Key features ● software defined infrastructure (not just storage)
● the ability to run any application at any scale
● fast time to value
● simplified storage
● built-in resiliency
● application and data protection
● non-disruptive upgrades
Target Industries Education, financial services, healthcare, government, others
Pricing Community edition is free. Other pricing on request.
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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