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Nutanix wants to make it easier for customers to migrate to hybrid and multicloud environments. To this end, the company is simplifying its product portfolio.

Nutanix is one of the largest providers of hybrid cloud services and solutions. The specialist is attempting to make it easier for customers to migrate to hybrid and multicloud environments. For this purpose, Nutanix drastically overhauled its product portfolio.

The simplified portfolio primarily removes the complexity associated with hybrid and multicloud environments. In addition, the simplified portfolio offers customers more flexibility, so that they only use services they really need.

Core blocks

The Nutanix Cloud Platform now consists of a number of ‘core blocks’, which signify segments of the product portfolio. The largest blocks are Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Management. Additionally, there’s Unified Storage, Database Services and Desktop Services. Tools such as the Unified Control Plane, Unified APIs, Security and Lifecycle Management make up the bottom layer. Together, these blocks form a complete, single platform that provides deployment options, centralized management, rich data services, multi-layered security, business resilience and an interface of all tooling.

Overarching services within core blocks

Umbrella services within the core blocks make up the functionality we’ve come to expect from Nutanix. Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) offers a complete software-based infrastructure solution within the Cloud Infrastructure block. This includes virtual computing power, storage and networking for VM’s, and container orchestration for hybrid and multicloud environments. This solution can be used for data center lifting and shifting, cloud bursting, and disaster recovery, among other things.

Within Cloud Manager, Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM) offers services for building and managing cloud environments. For example, governance for private and public cloud environments, allowing customers to accelerate their cloud projects. The service provides all corresponding functionality, including monitoring, insights and automation. The service also offers security for workloads and data in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, such as automated incident response, intelligent analysis of incidents and compliance.

In terms of Unified Storage, Nutanix Unified Storage (NUS) offers distributed and software-based storage for many protocols. These include volumes, files and objects. The storage supports workloads and data across hybrid and multicloud environments. In addition, this service forms a central location for managing all storage resources, thereby removing the complexity of different interfaces and solutions for storage management. According to Nutanix, administrators don’t need extensive experience to perform storage management.

Database and Desktop Services

Within Database Services, Nutanix Database Service (NDB) simplifies database management across hybrid and multicloud environments. The service supports various database staples, including PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database. Services include automation for provisioning, scaling, patching, database security and instance cloning. NDB also provides a platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) deployments and self-service database models.

Furthermore, Nutanix offers End User Computing Solutions (EUC) for virtual apps and desktop environments that run on all cloud environments. For this purpose, the service is available through usage-based licenses and a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform. The platform allows organizations to deploy end user workloads on Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) or hybrid and public cloud environments.

Nutanix’ new portfolio is available immediately.

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