Today Nutanix announced three major products: Xi Cloud Services, Calm and Xtract.
Nutanix Xi Cloud Services
- Native cloud extension to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.
- This is a hybrid cloud play, not a public cloud play.
- Xi DRaaS is the first service to be offered.
- Initial service locations (4): Oakland and Santa Clara, CA and Ashburn, VA (2).
- Nutanix is using Co-location with NX infrastructure to provide Xi Cloud Services. In the future GCP will provide Xi Cloud Services as well.
- Targeting SMB and large-Enterprise ROBO customers.
- Early Access Q4 2017, GA Q1 2018.
Nutanix has partnered with IBM to bring their Enterprise Cloud Platform software to the IBM Power System eco-system by supporting Acropolis and AHV on IBM OpenPOWER LC server hardware.
For those of you that wrestle with the transformation of non-x86 to x86 platforms, you will appreciate how this will simplify the consolidation process. In particular, this will allow you to simplify from an Application Transformation, Database or Guest OS migration to a Hypervisor/Hardware Migration. Which reduces risk, complexity, timeline and cost. The diagram below illustrates an example of non-x86 to x86 transformation.
Registration for Nutanix .NEXT 2017 in the US is now open. It will be held from 28 – 30 June, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Last year I really enjoyed Nutanix .NEXT 2016, it was a well organised event and I had some great conversations and was able to catch-up with the vCommunity.
I booked my trip last week and I will probably be there earlier that week to complete my NPX Panelist trainee requirements with the mid-year NPX Defences (date not finalised). Look forward to seeing you all there!
Today Nutanix and Cisco have announced their support of the Nutanix Acropolis software solution on the Cisco UCS platform (C-series only). This is not an OEM deal, but a “Meet in the Channel” deal, where the partner is responsible for building and configuring the platform at the customer site.
The sorry story of Cisco’s foray into the storage market is pretty woeful with Whiptail and Springpath. It is good to see them making a great storage decision for once. Albeit, Nutanix is more than Software-Defined Storage now with their Enterprise Cloud vision.
I recently attended the Nutanix .NEXT 2016 conference which was held at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Thank you to Nutanix for covering the cost of the conference pass and my T&E. It was very much appreciated.
The entire event was very well executed and was an enjoyable experience. The energy and vibe of the attendees was palpable and everyone I met was passionate about the Nutanix eco-system and the event announcements. My first VMworld was in 2013, but I can imagine that the early days of VMworld had a similar energy, when VMware had a laser focus on their core expertise.