Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nutanix Calm!

Nutanix Calm provides application automation and lifecycle management for the Nutanix and public clouds. Calm orchestrates the provisioning, scaling, and management of applications across multiple environments to make the entire IT infrastructure more agile and application-centric.

Calm defines applications via simple blueprints that administrators can easily create and instantly deploy. IT managers can either utilize pre-integrated blueprints or create their own, then publish them to the Nutanix Marketplace. 

Organizations can now fully automate hybrid cloud architecture deployments, scaling both multitiered and distributed applications across different cloud environments, including AWS.

Calm’s policy-based governance and reporting show the overall utilization and true cost of your public cloud consumption at a glance so you can base application provisioning decisions on business needs and budget requirements.

Friday, June 23, 2017

HYCU - The only backup and recovery purpose-built for Nutanix

HYCU  (Haiku: a traditional form of Japanese poetry valued for simplicity, openness, depth lightness) is the first data protection solution powered by ‘Comtrade Software’ that is fully integrated with Nutanix AHV. HYCU makes data protection easy to deploy and manage with automated application discovery. 

  • Native & Reliable data protection for VMs and mission-critical applications. 
  • 3 minutes to deploy through Nutanix Prism web console. 
  • 4 minutes to learn and protect virtual machines and applications. 
  • 2 minutes to restore VMs & Applications. 
  • Predefined backup policies (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) that simplify the data protection implementation. 
  • Automatic backup scheduling provides data protection based on your recovery point objectives (RPOs). 
  • In-built application awareness provides application discovery and application-specific backup and restore. 
  • Multiple data storage targets, including cloud services (Amazon, Azure) also local storages using NSF & SMB. 


HYCU comes with a prebuilt Instant-on license that expires automatically after 45 days and cannot be reused. HYCU license is based on the number of CPU sockets on all Nutanix clusters.

Perpetual license:

•Nutanix SX series: USD $999/socket

•Nutanix NX series: USD $1500/socket


•USD $75/month/socket


Press Release: Comtrade Software Introduces the First Data Protection Solution Purpose-built for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

The Register: Software 'submarine' surfaces data protection for the Nutanix hypervisor crowd


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Comtrade SCOM Management Pack for Nutanix Version 2.0

Comtrade SCOM MP for Nutanix V 2.0 designed to integrate end-to-end service monitoring of Nutanix' award-winning Enterprise Could platform into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

What's new?
  • Easy Configuration Wizard.
  • Optimize the performance of Microsoft Exchange Server and  SQL Server on Nutanix.
  • Troubleshoot Microsoft SharePoint Server issues faster, more accurately.
  • An insightful lens into your bare-metal server health.
  • Free 1-year subscription to Comtrade OMS Solution for Nutanix.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Nutanix Go!

The Nutanix Go Program allow the customers to rent Nutanix NX appliances when they need to scale up their data center to meet peak demand, while scaling down the infrastructure to reduce expenses. IT projects no longer need to be locked into the typical three to five-year IT refreshes cycles or moved to a public cloud just to gain financial flexibility.
Nutanix NX appliances could be rented as short as six months, and up to 5 years as long term agreements.
Nutanix allow the Customers to use a hybrid model by mixing between owned & rented NX appliances in the same cluster. Also, guarantee the security of customer data if NX appliances returned at the end of the agreement by wiping out the data before returning to Nutanix.
Nutanix Go pricing is available now for certain Nutanix NX appliances to qualified U.S. customers, with international availability coming at a later date.
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New Hardware Options for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

Nutanix announced that its Enterprise Cloud Platform will be available as a term-based license for deployment of Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) ProLiant rackmount servers and Cisco UCS B-series blade servers, adding to previously announced support for the Cisco UCS C-series platform.
These new supported hardware options will broaden the deployment of Nutanix beyond newly purchased appliances from the company or its global OEM partners, Dell and Lenovo, to the millions of HPE ProLiant and Cisco UCS servers already in use in corporate and cloud data centers.
Customers will enjoy the optionality of deploying newly licensed Nutanix software-only entitlements on qualified HPE or Cisco servers while also retaining the option to transfer their software-only entitlements to another qualified third-party platform, including additional x86 servers anticipated to be validated at a later date.
Nutanix plans to make its Enterprise Cloud Platform software available for new and existing HPE ProLiant servers by Q4 calendar 2017. Specific models and supported server configurations will be announced at the time of availability. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software for Cisco UCS B-Series Blades is available now as a tech preview with general availability this quarter.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Enterprise Cloud for Dummies

The Enterprise Cloud for Dummies eBook sets out to demystify the concept. Discover how leading organizations are moving beyond hyperconvergence to an enterprise cloud strategy, bringing the benefits of the public cloud to their own datacenters—and find out how you can do the same thing.

In this eBook you’ll learn how you can:

  • Prepare your organization for the new era of IT infrastructure
  • Get the frictionless benefits of public clouds without sacrificing the control of on-prem infrastructure
  • Leverage the newest best practices for enterprise storage, virtualization, and cloud technologies

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Citrix XenServer and Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

Together with Citrix, Nutanix will be adding support for industry leading Citrix applications including XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScaler VPX and NetScaler running on Citrix XenServer on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Starting with the Nutanix Asterix release, XenServer customers will be able to run XenServer 7 as a tech preview on the Nutanix solution.

Once the capability is released, Citrix XenServer users will find that the move to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform will bring the benefits Nutanix customers are seeing to their own environment. These can include:

  • Faster upfront deployment and ongoing 1-click expansion
  • Linear scaling of users without performance bottleneck
  • Lower costs and operational overhead

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