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Yahoo Japan Corporation Improves Security and Enhances Performance With Nutanix

Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation has deployed the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform for desktop virtualization to mitigate the impact of malware infections and provide a consistent IT framework for staff working across the business – drastically increasing business efficiency, productivity and security.

Working in a domain registration environment that can be prone to cyber-attacks, security is a huge priority for Yahoo Japan Corporation. The company sought to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (“VDI”) from Nutanix to increase operational performance, support with the reviewing of applications from companies registering their domains with Yahoo Japan Corporation and to provide a more efficient backbone for the organization’s IT infrastructure when periodically patrolling registered sites to check for infections and ensure a more positive experience for Yahoo Japan Corporation visitors.

“We deployed VDI on Nutanix in three hubs that review and patrol third-party sites, and as the operational infrastructure for about 300 staff,” said Hiroshi Kiyomiya, CTO, Yahoo Japan Corporation. “Desktops that are infected are immediately removed per our security guidelines; previously it took several hours to reinstall and setup the machine before work could continue. With our new Nutanix VDI environment we can immediately reset the virtual desktop that has been infected, revert to a virtual desktop image before it was infected, and work can be resumed immediately, so we are seeing staff productivity improve by 30%. We are very pleased with the solution, and are already expanding the technology with Nutanix VDI to new locations.”

With innovation in technology platforms accelerating rapidly, Yahoo Japan Corporation uses ‘explosive speed operations’ to stay nimble and adapt. This involves making sure the entire organization keeps pace with technological changes at the same rate – from small teams or subgroups working with newly lean startup methods to those managing the roll-out of new products and services to customers. Yahoo Japan Corporation’s VDI environment provides across-the-board support for staff using business systems, terminals or smart devices – keeping everything consistent, efficient and simple. All staff can log into the system at the same time, across multiple regions, with no delay in response time.

Yahoo Japan Corporation considered a number of alternative options before deciding to deploy the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform; however, the company found they encountered issues with separately managing storage and server resources making Nutanix web-scale converged infrastructure the most appropriate choice. Traditional three-tier architectures would also have become costly and time-consuming to deploy if Yahoo Japan Corporation needed to scale the operation, whereas the Nutanix solution scales with ease. Yahoo Japan Corporation can develop and expand its new service only three days before it goes live with Nutanix. Also, Yahoo Japan Corporation saved operational costs, because Nutanix’s solution is very simple and easy to manage.

“Nutanix provides a truly simple to deploy, turnkey solution for enterprises that offers the security they need to make employees more effective with less business risk,” said Chris Casey, Managing Director at Nutanix Japan G.K. “With its ability to easily scale, its simplicity of deployment and management through tools like VDI Assurance, the Nutanix hyper-converged platform is a perfect fit for Yahoo Japan Corporation’s dynamic business.”

Under the VDI Assurance program, Nutanix ensures that virtual desktops always get the compute (virtual CPU and memory) and storage (performance and capacity) resources needed to meet end user VDI expectations. Nutanix offers the industry’s only VDI solution to eliminate the risk of incorrect infrastructure sizing for desktop virtualization projects. This program simplifies virtual desktop projects by enabling VDI purchase orders to be made based on end-users’ needs, eliminating the guesswork associated with sizing traditional datacenter infrastructure.

Published Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:04 PM by David Marshall
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