Ways of working have evolved – it’s time your infrastructure did, too
Simplify your hybrid end-user environment with hyperconverged infrastructure.
Remote work is here to stay, but organizations—and the employees they support—are still figuring out what this means. The majority of employers (83%) say that the shift to remote work has been a success, according to a PwC survey.1 Still, just 13% of business leaders are ready to let go of in-office working, and 87% of employees believe that an office environment is important to ongoing team collaboration and relationship building.2 So where do we go from here?
A new hybrid workforce where employees and employers gain greater flexibility seems to be the direction in which most organizations are heading. But what does that mean when over half of employees prefer to be remote at least three days a week once offices are reopened?3 And what about the third of employees who prefer to remain fully remote?4 Leaders are faced with the need to balance company culture and collaboration with the ability to attract and retain talent that has grown accustomed to a more flexible and individualized way of working. And, of course, a hybrid end-user computing (EUC) environment brings with it new security, management, compliance, and user experience challenges.
55% of employees would prefer to be remote at least three days a week once pandemic concerns recede.
Source: PwC, US Remote Work Survey, January 2021.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Simplifying Hybrid End-User Computing
Supporting a hybrid EUC environment impacts existing IT teams because it requires formerly siloed roles to work together with a centralized solution. You’re not dealing with individual computers anymore. Whereas in the past you had a PC help desk to take care of user issues, and virtualization experts to manage your hypervisor, a team focused on the network, and security experts, a hybrid EUC environment requires everyone to work more closely together. At the same time, end users want a seamless, familiar experience—regardless of the changes taking place behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, legacy 3-tier datacenters can make deploying virtual desktops complex. That’s why many organizations are moving from legacy 3-tier infrastructures to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) models. In doing so, they can eliminate the need to deploy and maintain physical IT assets and gain the flexibility to meet the needs of evolving ways of working.
Unlike legacy 3-tier environments, HCI can help to simplify the delivery of a hybrid EUC with a cohesive, combined solution that can be deployed rapidly and managed by a single team. At the same time, HCI can help organizations future-proof infrastructure to accommodate ongoing changes to ways of working, maintaining business continuity in times of uncertainty.
Evolving to Meet the Needs of EUC with Nutanix
As a leading provider of EUC, hybrid cloud infrastructure, and cloud solutions, Nutanix is uniquely positioned to help organizations navigate the changing EUC landscape and achieve greater user satisfaction with less effort. By integrating compute, virtualization, storage, networking, and security, Nutanix HCI allows you to scale nodes instead of disparate hardware devices and enhance network functionality and security. Hardened by design, the Nutanix platform includes advanced security features, including flexible encryption, and malware and ransomware protection to prevent the spread of malware and avoid data loss and theft.
Nutanix enables you to meet the needs of today’s work environment with an HCI solution that is inherently hybrid and multicloud, giving you the flexibility and confidence to:
- Move EUC to the cloud on your terms, at your speed.
- Start small and grow with predictable performance and costs.
- Deploy faster and deliver a consistent end-user experience, even as needs change.
- Simplify EUC operations with consistent access to apps and data and support more end users without adding management complexity.
- Deliver enhanced security to prevent data theft and loss from ransomware and malware, and adhere to regulatory, compliance, and data privacy requirements.
HCI can help organizations future-proof infrastructure to accommodate ongoing changes to ways of working, maintaining business continuity in times of uncertainty.
CyberNorth understands that IT has become increasingly complex and has been forever changed by the demand to support hybrid ways of working.
Our long-term partnership with Nutanix and team of certified engineers—many of whom are former Nutanix end users—give you access to unmatched expertise and proven know-how to ensure a successful hybrid EUC solution on HCI. From small organizations to large enterprises, our team takes an approach that moves you from design to implementation to positive business outcomes. The result? A hybrid EUC solution that is simpler, easier to troubleshoot, more reliable, and built to meet your specific needs.
Let’s talk about how we can help you take advantage of HCI to support your hybrid workforce.
1–4 PwC, US Remote Work Survey, January 2021.