Nutanix Announces New Features for Cloud Platform
Hybrid multicloud computing giant Nutanix made several important announcements on Tuesday, unveiling new features within the Nutanix Cloud platform designed to help organizations create software-defined data centers and facilitate simplification of the process. data management for companies.
Rajiv Mirani, chief technology officer at Nutanix, told ZDNet that their customers are looking for cloud solutions that can scale to their needs, with an emphasis on simplicity, flexibility and the freedom to choose the right technology for their needs. every situation.
“The Nutanix Cloud platform continues to break down common silos within IT teams with the goal of simplifying operations so customers can focus on business needs. With these new features, we focused on the common challenges many businesses face in hybrid multicloud environments, including security. , DR and virtual network, ”Mirani said.
“Customers need a variety of ways to store data – both structured and unstructured – and are looking for ways to simplify management without needing to rely on different vendors to do so. New features in the Nutanix Cloud platform extend our data-centric innovation. high-performance applications to provide a unified platform with comprehensive data services for all workloads and all varieties of data. “
Nutanix launches AOS Version 6, software that provides businesses with an integrated virtual network, enhanced disaster recovery, and simplified zero-trust security that would otherwise require additional specialized hardware and software.
All platform functions are managed via a single interface, which makes it easier for IT teams to get started.
Nutanix AOS 6 comes with a network virtualization offering called Flow Networking which allows organizations to not only create virtual private clouds, but also offers VPN functionality.
AOS 6 users also have access to new business continuity and disaster recovery features, as well as “the ability to operate the public cloud as a secondary site, native clustering support metropolitan for integrated AHV hypervisor enabling automatic disaster failover and end-to-end encryption capabilities for DR traffic.
Nutanix added that it will offer customers integration with Qualys’ vulnerability detection and response solution.
The company’s AOS, AHV and Files products have also been approved by the Department of Defense and will now be placed on the News Network’s approved product list after undergoing a rigorous set of cybersecurity tests.
Eric Sheppard, vice president of research at IDC Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies Group, said that AOS 6, along with virtual network and security innovations in Nutanix cloud platforms, “provide a platform for Out-of-the-box end-to-end form to run any application, including the most critical, on-premises and in the public cloud. ”
“The new features meet many demands from corporate customers looking to increase efficiency and reliability in clouds, to meet their current and future needs. ”
Enterprise-grade virtual networking and disaster recovery features are now available to customers, but security features are under development.
Nutanix also announced that the Nutanix Cloud Platform will be able to deliver unstructured data tiering from on-premises to cloud, up to 2x the storage performance for database workloads and 3x for big data workloads without requiring complex reconfiguration, as well as unstructured data governance. Nutanix Data Lens service.
The company also offers a new one-click storage scaling and rich role-based access control called Nutanix Era.
Nutanix adds a list of new features to make it easier to run data analysis workloads and process data faster at a lower cost.
“Nutanix Objects, the company’s S3-compatible object storage solution, supports high-performance petabyte-scale storage for creating data lakes. Customers working with modern analytics applications, such as Apache Spark, will experience dramatically improved query and batch performance with S3. Selected and optimized S3A support, ”explained Nutanix.
Simplified Storage Scaling and Governance for Databases Nutanix’s database service, Era, manages the most popular database engines such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database in hybrid multicloud environments . With Era, customers will be able to easily and quickly scale the online storage database, turning days or weeks of work into one-click operation. ”
Era will also be able to support multi-regional failover capabilities. The Nutanix Data Lens – a new cloud service for the growth of unstructured data – has been included in the series of announcements.