HYCU strengthens its case to be perceived as a one-stop shop for data protection within Nutanix environments, by adding an integration with VMware VADP that enhances HYCU’s protection of VMware data in those environments.
The two new models include the first quad-processor environments for Nutanix environments, and a new edge appliance that can be as small as 1U. The new Life Cycle Management capability may, however, be what excites customers most about the new announcements.
Nutanix is making three major announcements at their event – Nutanix Flow, Nutanix Beam and Nutanix Era – which are directed to expanding their high-level vision above HCI of making life easy for customers in a multi-cloud world.
The plan is to enhance the organically-developed Nutanix Flow later this year by integrating technology from the Netsil acquisition, which will add a critical cloud element by facilitating application visibility across multiple clouds.
Nutanix Era leverages Nutanix snapshotting technology to allow easy management of multiple copies of databases, easily provision fully configured database services, and select specific point-in-time copies they want. Developers are a prime target.
Nutanix Beam – Nutanix’s first SaaS offering – uses technology from their Minjar acquisition to help customers predict and control cloud costs, as well as better track resources and adhere to compliance regulations.
Nutanix makes its second acquisition in little over a week, and with Minjar and Netsil combined, Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says that Nutanix can build a next-generation control plane, with seamless movement between cloud stacks.
Nutanix also announced a pair of incents, one of which is explicitly around XC Core sales, and the other, covering all Nutanix sales, introduces a five per cent rebate for bringing new customers to Nutanix.
Comtrade launched their purpose-built solution for Nutanix three months ago. The new version includes the ability to set Nutanix Storage Dense nodes as backup targets, and adding autodiscovery for Microsoft Active Directory.
Stefan Bockhop discusses his new role in the Lenovo DCG and their plans to drive business with new product, new go-to-market, and new channel programs – which include some forthcoming changes to deal reg.