Storage services, database services and end user computing services are also available as discrete packages, with the aim of all being to simplify things for customers and make the solutions easier for partners to sell.
Today Nutanix is announcing the global availability of their simplified product portfolio. Their solutions have been reorganized into Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure NCI, covering core compute, storage and networking, and into Nutanix Cloud Manager [NCM], which covers cloud governance and operations. One object is to make the solutions easier to consume by customers, and a key way it does this is to provide a consistent operating and pricing model across all types of clouds – : public, private, and hybrid – that did not exist previously. Storage services and database services are also available as discrete packages, as is end user computing services
“This announcement is really helping to simplify things,” said Claudia Lee, VP of Partner Marketing at Nutanix. “We are announcing a new portfolio to make it easier to work in a hybrid multi-cloud world. It is meant to help customers consume and deploy Nutanix more easily.”
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure provides a complete software solution including virtual compute, storage and networking for virtual machines and containers. It can be deployed in private data centres on the customer’s hardware, or in a public cloud Running NCI on public cloud, Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2), enables customers to accelerate their journey to hybrid.
“It’s a new way of putting together the platform,” Lee stated. “The microsegmentation product that customers used to buy separately, for example, now is inside as part of NCI. Nutanix Frame is still there as part of the End User Compute package.”
Nutanix Cloud Manager covers consistent governance across managing cloud deployments, through monitoring, insights, and automated remediation. It also provides financial accountability and cost governance with intelligent resource optimization, and accurate visibility into cloud metering and chargeback, and unifies and automates security operations for workloads and data across clouds.
“We have made the pricing and metering much more consistent,” Lee said. “It is now metered on a per core base. Before, there were different pricing structures for different products. The new way makes it easier for partners to price and quote.”
The Nutanix Unified Storage [NUS] delivers distributed and software defined storage for multiple protocols to support workloads deployed in a private, public, or hybrid cloud, with full license portability and a single point of management for all storage resources.
The Nutanix Database Service [NDB] simplifies database management across hybrid multi-cloud environments for database engines like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle Database, using automation for provisioning, scaling, patching, protection, and cloning of database instances. NBD helps customers deliver both Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and self-service database experience on-premises and public cloud to developers.
Finally, Nutanix End User Computing Solutions deliver virtual apps and desktops to users worldwide from public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. They provide a per-user licensing option for NCI that simplifies capacity planning by matching the infrastructure cost model to that of the end user computing platform. They also include a simple, fast, and flexible Desktop-as-a-Service platform that can run end user workloads on NCI, on public clouds or on hybrid clouds.
“The feedback of all types of partners so far has been very positive,” Lee said. “The new portfolio is designed to work well with all of our strategic partnerships, such a Citrix, and Palo Alto Networks. It should make it easier for partners to plug into their portfolio.”
While the new Nutanix product portfolio will appeal to a somewhat different type of Nutanix partner type than the traditional Nutanix partner base, Lee stressed that partners have been making this evolution to cloud services on their own anyway.
“It will help them do better what they are doing already anyway – moving to services and solutions,” she said. “This will make it easier for them to plan, deploy and stand up their services offerings more quickly.”
All the new products are currently available to customers.