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Nutanix cements market leadership with new HCI software innovations

Enterprise cloud computing vendor

Nutanix , has announced major new capabilities to its popular hyperconverged infrastructure ( HCI ) software , delivering significant innovations to the data centre and cloud markets .
According to the vendor , the latest innovations will bring up to 50 % faster performance , native virtual networking to simplify multi-cloud deployments , end-to-end security monitoring to support a Zero-Trust strategy and expanded automation and budgeting capabilities for cloud resources .
In addition to extending its HCI software stack to the public cloud , the company continues to set the bar for innovation in the fast-growing HCI market , putting true IT modernisation within reach of all organisations .
HCI has become the standard for powering modern private clouds and Nutanix
Rajiv Mirani , Chief Technology Officer , Nutanix software is recognised by more than 17,000 customers and leading industry analysts for its unmatched simplicity , scalability , resilience and security , all of which conclude that Nutanix is an undisputed leader in the fast-growing HCI market .
The announcement highlights Nutanix ’ s commitment to innovation to meet emerging customer requirements and further disrupting the industry status quo .
“ Our engineers and architects are building the foundation for hybrid architectures to run their applications and manage their growing volume of data , something even more important now as IT is playing a more strategic role ,” said Rajiv Mirani , Chief Technology Officer at Nutanix . “ To help our customers transition to hybrid and multi-cloud operating models , Nutanix has made significant investments in research and development to advance our core software stack . These new capabilities will help further strengthen the performance and reliability of our software , extending our journey across networking , security , performance and automation .”
Nutanix has advanced its HCI architecture to exploit the latest in storage technologies , including NVMe based SSDs and Intel Optane SSDs . The company said the resulting lower latency will deliver up to 50 % faster performance for I / O intensive workloads , such as large databases and large-scale healthcare applications . The advancements also improve VM density to lower the overall total cost of ownership ( TCO ) for all applications .
Chris Tobias , General Manager , Optane Solutions Division at Intel , said : “ Through our recently announced Joint Innovation Lab , we are collaborating with Nutanix to integrate Intel ’ s latest and greatest technology on the Nutanix software stack .
“ The advanced performance capabilities Nutanix has announced , in addition to ultra low latency Intel Optane technology and high bandwidth NVMe storage technologies from Intel , will deliver our joint customers the HCI solutions they need to support their most intensive application , allowing them to more readily innovate and develop new business models .” •
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