Nutanix® Calm is an application orchestration solution that our customers use to deliver infrastructure and applications to their end business units. With the Calm marketplace, IT teams can create a self-service portal for their operations and developer teams. Likewise, with Calm, the end-user can start, stop, and scale an application based on their requirements and team roles, freeing up cycles from the IT team.
At Nutanix, we are all about your freedom of choice: from hypervisors, to hardware, to clouds. Calm blueprints today can deploy applications and services not only on on-prem hypervisors, but also on popular public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS and GCP. Calm decouples applications from their underlying infrastructure and harmonizes operations across cloud environments. But until now, these capabilities were only available to customers running on Nutanix AOS, our powerful, software-defined HCI platform.
We are excited to announce General Availability of Calm SaaS (see sign up details below). Calm SaaS expands access to Calm features to customers who don't have Nutanix AOS. Calm SaaS is a ready to use, fully managed offering, without the need to create, install, or manage any private cloud HCI software. With Calm SaaS, users can now access Calm features such as self service, automation, and Infrastructure as Code, as a Software as a Service model.
How Does it Work ?
Once you have access to your Calm SaaS instance, you can connect to all supported public clouds. For connecting to your on-prem infrastructure, both Nutanix and traditional 3-tier, Calm SaaS walks you through the process of setting up a tunnel VM that runs inside the private datacenter and enables connectivity to the Calm SaaS platform service running in the cloud. Calm SaaS can then seamlessly manage, scale, and deploy VMs and applications across both the public and private cloud, without the need to create, install, and manage any private cloud HCI software.
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