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Nutanix Launches Xpress to Power Enterprise Clouds for the Global 200,000

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced Nutanix Xpress, a new solution designed to bring the power of the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform to small and medium businesses (SMBs) at a price point they can afford. Nutanix Xpress is so simple that a single IT professional can install and manage an organization’s entire IT infrastructure, freeing valuable time to focus on initiatives that directly impact the top line. 

Real-world IT Challenges for Small and Medium Businesses

A medium-sized business, such as a regional manufacturer or law firm, typically has a small team of IT generalists responsible for all technology services within their company, including managing the disparate, specialized and complex technologies around virtualization, server, storage and backup infrastructure. The team’s IT director struggles to drive the business forward when faced with balancing flat budgets and critical infrastructure challenges. For example, what does she do when her five-year-old SAN is approaching full capacity and end of support? How can she simultaneously upgrade her older x86 servers to support the latest version of her company’s critical applications? And how can she make sure her company’s data is fully backed up to the public cloud?

Larger companies can tackle these challenges by reshaping their datacenter infrastructure. Smaller organizations, however, are often unable to make such drastic shifts due to imposing costs and training requirements. Without access to more affordable and simpler solutions, SMBs continue to fall further behind, unable to compete as effectively with large corporations.

In order to close the technology gap, Nutanix has introduced Xpress for small and medium businesses, which provides:

  • All-in-one solution - A complete hyperconverged offering that natively integrates server, storage and virtualization and radically simplifies the infrastructure stack in a single, space-saving platform that can power 5 to 500 virtual machines (VMs) with proven performance and reliability so IT generalists who wear multiple hats can more easily support all infrastructure needs
  • Plug and Play - All software factory pre-installed and ready to run nearly any virtualized application for small and medium businesses in less than 60 minutes
  • Built-in virtualization: Built-in Nutanix AHV hypervisor and powerful VM management can eliminate expensive virtualization licensing costs - no additional software components to install and manage
  • Future-proof: Easy data backup to public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to deliver a practical cloud strategy
  • Three-year support: Award-winning support from Nutanix technical teams and the Nutanix NEXT community of IT experts

“Xpress is the next step in the company’s long-term strategy to bring the benefits of hyperconvergence to businesses of all sizes,” said Raja Mukhopadhyay, VP of product management, Nutanix. “Xpress is a new Nutanix product line with a dedicated technology roadmap. In support of this new initiative, Nutanix is building new go-to-market strategies with its channel, developing additional training and augmenting its world-class support organization.”

“Small businesses face an IT quandary – they are burdened with sprawling infrastructure and diverse management solutions, but have very limited options for deploying next-generation solutions, such as hyperconverged products,” said Kevin Kaiser, Senior Category Manager, Data Solutions, CDW. “We see a significant opportunity to partner with Nutanix and bring the new Xpress solution to our customers to help them build scalable, optimized infrastructure.”

Product Availability and Pricing

Nutanix Xpress will be available via all worldwide Nutanix authorized resellers and distributors in July 2016. Xpress-based solutions will be made available by Nutanix OEM partners such as Lenovo. Final customer pricing is expected to be as low as $25,000 USD, and will include access to Nutanix support tailored to the needs of SMBs.

For more information about Nutanix Xpress, check out the Nutanix blog for a detailed overview from Nikita Maheshwari, product lead for Nutanix Xpress, and Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey, or visit www.nutanix.com/xpress.

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:36 PM by David Marshall
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