As IT complexity increases with hybrid infrastructures, modern companies need infrastructures that prioritize simplicity, performance, and scalability more than ever. When combined, seamless IT operations, powerful compute, and infrastructure flexibility support business differentiators, including:
- Strategic data management and analytics that drive better business decisions
- Nimble responses to sudden market changes and shifting demand
- Innovation that delivers service and product value above and beyond customer expectations
To achieve these benefits, companies must extend their infrastructure beyond fully on-prem data centers to access the agility and speed of the cloud—without any loss of data security and IT environment control. Traditional three-tier IT architectures are complex, inefficient, difficult to manage, and require forklift hardware additions when workloads increase.
INCREASE COMPUTE AGILITY AND REDUCE COMPLEXITY WITH HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE (HCI)
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is purpose-built for scalability and simplicity across hybrid cloud environments. The Nutanix HCI solution bridges public cloud services and data center hardware with a software-driven layer that converges servers, storage, and virtualization.
With the intelligent, simple-to-use Nutanix Cloud Platform, enterprises can rapidly expand their infrastructure for growing workloads and manage applications with ease—whether they run in the physical data center, in a virtual desktop, or at the edge.
Delivered in partnership with CyberNorth’s expert engineers, the Nutanix Cloud Platform accelerates critical infrastructure modernization so organizations can harness emerging technologies, offer new services and solutions faster, and accelerate business growth. Read on to learn five high-value capabilities Nutanix HCI supports:
INNOVATE WITH CONTAINERS, EDGE COMPUTING, AND AI/ML
HCI enables greater agility and near-instant provisioning, allowing companies and organizations to scale up compute performance for more intensive, widespread workloads. This is essential to:
Building, deploying, and managing applications at scale. Apps may be focused on customer service and solution delivery, on fostering business operation efficiency and productivity, or a blend of both.
Harnessing edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). The nature of the edge and IoT often makes workloads more widespread. Organizations need infrastructure-wide visibility and scalability to see and resolve performance issues or demand spikes across far flung apps.
Drive strategy and action based on artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) insights. Data-driven decision making is ever more important to maintaining a competitive advantage. By leveraging AI/ML for rapid data management and analytics, companies can spot operational inefficiencies and market opportunities earlier, and design automated actions based on analytics. For example, AI/ML may trigger customer re-engagement email campaigns or automate the addition of new infrastructure nodes based on spiking compute demand.
CAPTURE NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND GO-TO-MARKET FASTER
It’s no secret that the expectations of your customers and marketplace realities can pivot on a dime these days. With a traditional infrastructure, responding to sudden demand changes would require time-consuming provisioning and dependence on a supply chain that may not have the hardware you require.
When your customer data indicates a new need, for example, you can accelerate development and deployment of a new application with confidence you’ll have the compute power it requires—on demand.
IMPROVE COMPUTE SIMPLICITY, SCALABILITY, AND PERFORMANCE
With the Nutanix Cloud Platform, you manage servers, storage, networks, and virtualization from a single pane of glass view to scale your infrastructure with ease, speed, and agility. In addition, Nutanix includes key capabilities that continuously improve performance and optimize storage capacity. These features include:
Intelligent tiering ensures hot data workloads stay in an SSD Tier for fast, easy access, while cold data rests in an HDD Tier.
Automatic disk balancing responds to changing workloads and keeps utilization even across nodes.
Integrated virtualization means application performance doesn’t depend on additional configurations or management platforms.
LOWER IT MANAGEMENT COSTS AND TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
Traditional infrastructure expansion requires time-consuming provisioning that introduces costly risks, including overprovisioning, unused resources, and underprovisioning. Additionally, hardware components delivered by different vendors can cause integration issues.
HCI provides a more efficient “pay-as-you-grow” infrastructure model that reduces the risk of incorrect provisioning and reduces overall infrastructure costs.
According to IDC: Business Value of Nutanix Cloud Platform (sponsored by Nutanix), compared to their prior infrastructure, companies using Nutanix achieved:
43% savings in total cost of ownership (TCO) on average
356% five-year projected return on investment (ROI)
CLOUD AGILITY WITHOUT SECURITY COMPROMISE
- Robust data security tools and processes have been built into the full suite of Nutanix solutions from the beginning, and they support security at every level of your hybrid cloud infrastructure, while meeting the most stringent global security and compliance standards. (i.e., ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST).
- Have confidence in your cyber defense strategy with hardened security across:
- The Nutanix Cloud Platform
- All applications and networks
- Security operations and regulatory compliance processes
- Learn more about how CyberNorth IT engineers and Nutanix can help you reduce infrastructure complexity with HCI to spark innovation, improve customer satisfaction, and drive business growth.