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Nutanix titled as Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for HCI software

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Nutanix has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Software for November 2021. Nutanix has been named a Leader in this report for the fifth year in a row. Nutanix attributes its sustained status as a Leader to its increased and enhanced HCI software capabilities, as well as its customer service, which has had an average Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 90 for the previous seven years.

“Nutanix is no stranger to driving new innovation to ensure that our HCI solutions are meeting our customers where they are on their cloud journeys,” said Rajiv Mirani, Chief Technology Officer at Nutanix.

He added, “Businesses are increasingly embracing hybrid multicloud strategies and we’ve seen customers rapidly adopt HCI solutions to simplify datacenter modernization efforts while capitalizing on the added automation, ease of use, agility and full software stack capabilities that HCI enables. We believe that our continued recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software demonstrates Nutanix’s commitment to providing expanded solution capabilities and support that results in the success of our customers.”

According to Gartner, “HCI stacks can be turnkey hybrid clouds, providing infrastructure management and cloud services both on-premises and in hyperscale public clouds. They have effectively replaced build-it-yourself hybrid cloud technologies such as OpenStack.”

Gartner also notes that, “the most advanced HCI stacks provide the full stack of software-defined infrastructure — compute, storage and networking. SDI is a key enabling technology for automation, hybrid clouds and edge infrastructure.”

“In terms of maturity, Nutanix was far ahead of all of the other HCI players,” said Dan Lewis, Associate Director of Operations and Infrastructure Services at the USC Marshall School of Business. “We were really impressed with Nutanix, and how quickly we could get everything set up in a compact environment without sacrificing any performance. That was the gating factor for us, because if we were going to switch to an all-in-one system, it had to be powerful and resilient. The solution had to be able to survive node failures, but also block failures and network failures. Nutanix Cloud Platform was the only platform that met all of our requirements.”

Businesses are continuing to adopt cloud operating models and modernise on-premises infrastructure as they plan for the future. With hybrid multicloud solutions that include the benefits of both public and private clouds, enterprises can respond in real time to the ever-changing IT landscape. HCI solutions have shown to be a useful tool for delivering datacenter modernization while also reducing the cost and complexity of hybrid multicloud installations.

The Nutanix Cloud Platform, which has HCI at its core, provides unified management and application, data, and licence portability across various clouds, whether private or public. Built-in enterprise-grade virtualization, virtual networking, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery have all been added to Nutanix’s HCI software capabilities to break down silos in multicloud operations. Nutanix also enhanced the Nutanix Cloud Platform with additional capabilities to ease data management and improve database and big data workload performance for mission-critical applications. This provides enhanced unified storage capabilities for objects, files, and databases, with a focus on performance, scale, mobility, and governance. Era, a Nutanix database service, also provides one-click storage scaling and robust role-based access control for database management in hybrid multicloud systems.

Nutanix is also working to improve its platform for cloud native apps, and it recently announced a strategic alliance with Red Hat to deliver open hybrid multicloud solutions. Customers may run Red Hat OpenShift on Nutanix’s AHV hypervisor and take advantage of Nutanix’s HCI solution’s storage, networking, administration, and security features to create a best-in-class Kubernetes environment. Customers can deploy virtualized and containerized workloads on a hyperconverged infrastructure using Nutanix Cloud Platform and AHV, which builds on the benefits of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies and Nutanix’s hyperconverged services.

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