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Nutanix Unveils Next-Gen Products That Extend Its Leadership in Software-Defined Datacenters

Company Continues to Rapidly Innovate With VM-Centric Disaster Recovery, Adaptive Compression, and a Highly Configurable New Hardware Platform

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- Gartner Data Center Conference - Nutanix, the first company to offer a scale-out compute-and-storage appliance, today announced the latest version of its software, Nutanix OS 3.0, and a new hardware line, the NX-3000 series. These products extend its technology leadership in helping enterprises build next-generation software-defined datacenters. In addition to VM-level disaster recovery and adaptive post-process compression, Nutanix OS 3.0 also delivers dynamic cluster expansion, rolling software upgrades, and support for a second hypervisor, KVM. These software enhancements, coupled with the highly configurable NX-3000 series platform, enable unprecedented flexibility, performance, and scalability in enterprise datacenters.

"Nutanix continues to stay ahead of the innovation curve with this release. It is critical to have a solution that can adapt to such a fast paced industry while scaling at a level of granularity that best fits the growth of my business," says Rodney Perkins, IT Director of Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union.

New Hardware Platform Allows For Independent and Customized Scaling. With the NX-3000 series, Nutanix has delivered a highly configurable platform in which compute-heavy and storage-heavy nodes can coexist in a single heterogeneous cluster. The platform will include hardware models that are variable in the capacity and number of PCIe-SSDs, SATA SSDs, and SATA HDDs per server node. Moreover, the nodes can have varying numbers of CPU cores per socket and variable memory capacities. This allows for independent scaling of compute and storage in a single system that is optimized for every use case and can scale to address evolving business requirements.

The NX-3000 is based on Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture and delivers unprecedented VM density in a 2U form factor.

Next-Generation Disaster Recovery. The Nutanix team, which was the first in the industry to deliver RAID, high availability, snapshots, and clones at VM-level, has implemented a highly differentiated VM-centric disaster recovery engine. The newly announced Nutanix OS 3.0 includes native storage-optimized disaster recovery that enables multi-way, master-master replication never seen before in traditional storage arrays. Administrators can configure disaster recovery policies that specify protection domains and consistency groups in primary sites, which can then be replicated to any combination of secondary sites to ensure maximum business resiliency and application performance. Furthermore, any Nutanix cluster can serve as both a primary and secondary site simultaneously for different protection domains, thereby providing even more flexibility and choice.

Nutanix OS 3.0 also delivers best-in-class runbook (failover and failback) automation that is hypervisor-agnostic, which means the native disaster recovery capabilities are available and consistent regardless of the underlying virtualization platform or management tools.

Adaptive Compression. One of the key pillars of the Nutanix solution is a highly efficient MapReduce-based framework that implements information lifecycle management in the cluster to achieve tiering, disk rebuilding, and cluster rebalancing. This massively-parallel "big data" architecture was the first of its kind in the storage industry. The same framework is being leveraged to deliver adaptive post-process compression of cold data as it migrates to the lower data tiers, thereby not impacting the normal IO path. By leveraging the information lifecycle management capabilities inherent in the Nutanix software, the system dynamically determines which data blocks to compress based on how frequently they are being accessed by the VMs. Post-process compression is ideal for random or batch workloads and delivers the highest possible overall performance. In addition, Nutanix OS 3.0 also supports basic in-line compression that works as the data is being written, which is better suited for archival and sequential workloads.

"While our existing storage solutions support compression in general, the granularity of Nutanix compression allows us to set policies at the VM level, ensuring maximum business value and storage utilization, without sacrificing performance," said Jon Lasley of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions.

Growing Hypervisor Support. With Nutanix OS 3.0, the company continues to deliver on its commitment to bring all of its enterprise features to the broadest range of platforms in the industry. The software, which was designed to be hypervisor agnostic, will now support KVM and VMware vSphere 5.1. Regardless of the underlying virtualization platform or management framework, enterprises benefit from all of the capabilities of the Nutanix software. The KVM hypervisor provides financial flexibility for enterprises and works well in workloads such as Hadoop.

Dynamic Cluster Expansion and Rolling Software Upgrades. Nutanix OS 3.0 uses a discovery-based protocol to auto-detect new nodes added to the same network as a cluster, enabling administrators to quickly and easily expand a cluster without incurring any downtime. In the background, the system will then rebalance the data across the entire storage pool, including the newly added nodes, to provide maximum IO performance.

The new software also uses software-defined networking tricks to achieve rolling software upgrades within the always-on cluster. Upgrades are delivered in a peer-to-peer framework to enable rapid software upgrades while retaining maximum cluster availability.

"The features and capabilities that we have delivered in Nutanix OS 3.0 and the NX-3000 series usher in a new era of business resiliency and datacenter optimization," said Howard Ting, VP of Marketing at Nutanix. "These enhancements, built on top of an already ground-breaking product foundation, underscore the company's continued commitment to innovation and customer success with high-end enterprise workloads."

The NX-3000 series and Nutanix OS 3.0 are available for ordering immediately. Contact your authorized Nutanix reseller or send inquiry to [email protected]. For existing customers considering an upgrade to Nutanix OS 3.0, contact Nutanix Support for assistance.

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About Nutanix

Nutanix (www.nutanix.com) is the first company to offer a radically simple compute and storage infrastructure for implementing enterprise-class virtualization without complex and expensive external network storage (SAN or NAS). Founded in September 2009 by a team that built scalable systems such as Google File System and enterprise-class systems such as Oracle Database and Exadata, Nutanix is based in San Jose, California, and is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, and Blumberg Capital.

Nutanix and Nutanix Complete Cluster are trademarks of Nutanix Inc. Other marks mentioned herein are trademarks that are proprietary to other companies.

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