Nutanix is a clear leader in hyper-converged infrastructure. The solution comes complete with compute, storage, and the software to manage it all, including the virtualization layer all integrated into one unit.
Some specific benefits of a Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure solution include: predictable infrastructure scalability, an estimated 40-60 percent reduction in overall CapEx and OpEx, up to 90 percent reduction in power, cooling, and rack space, all of which contribute to freeing IT resources to focus on more important business initiatives.
The Nutanix platform has two major interconnected software layers working in concert: Prism as a management layer and Acropolis as the data fabric.
Prism is Nutanix’s centralized solution for infrastructure management and everyday operations. Powered by data analytics and heuristics, Prism simplifies and streamlines common workflows in a datacenter, eliminating the need to continually cobble together disparate products and solutions. Prism provides, among other things, simplified workflows with rich built-in automation and consumer-grade experience with one-click simplicity.
Acropolis is Nutanix’s scale-out data fabric for storage, compute and virtualization. Acropolis combines software-defined storage with built-in virtualization in a turnkey solution that runs any application at any scale. With Acropolis, your IT team can: run any enterprise application out-of-the-box in 60 minutes or less; eliminate the need for standalone SAN or NAS-based storage; reduce the complexity of legacy virtualization management, all while lowering virtualization costs by up to 80 percent.
Ultimately, a hyper-converged solution reduces the time and expense required to deploy, manage, and scale data center infrastructure. Further, a unified solution eliminates inefficient IT silos that are otherwise dedicated to specialized skills and processes. Nutanix integrates everything into a single x86-based server deployed in scale-out clusters.