Nutanix Clusters

Unify Your Private Clouds and AWS

Nutanix Clusters delivers the industry’s first cloud platform with the flexibility, simplicity, and cost efficiency needed to manage applications and infrastructure in private and public clouds like AWS, operated as a single cloud.


Features

Native Networking Integration

Nutanix Clusters allows you to run your Nutanix software in your AWS VPC. Completely eliminate networking overlay complexity and use your existing AWS networking setup. Already have VPCs and private subnets running in your Amazon regions? Nutanix Clusters allows you to use them as-is thereby completely eliminating the need to manage complex and costly network overlays while also providing performance benefits.

Auto Host Remediation

Intelligent and continuous monitoring of cluster health and remediation of unforeseen errors is built into Nutanix Clusters. If an AWS host instance is reported as unresponsive by EC2 when Nutanix Clusters expects the host to be operational, it will trigger a node replacement operation to make sure the cluster health is restored.

Rack Awareness

Nutanix Clusters intelligently picks the node placements across AWS racks during initial cluster creation to ensure highly available rack-aware design. Data replicas are stored across racks ensuring your clusters remain available even in the case of a complete rack becoming unavailable. Rack awareness is enabled by default when the cluster is created in the cloud. Nutanix Prism monitors for the availability status and alerts when the cluster is in a degraded situation.

One-click Hibernation

Maximize hybrid cloud cost efficiency with a one-click hibernate feature (currently in early access). Easily shut down your AWS bare metal instance, send data to cheap S3 storage and stop incurring expensive bare metal compute instance costs when you do not need the cluster. Ready to use your hybrid node again? Bring your cluster back from hibernation with all your data preserved in just one-click.

On-Demand Capacity Scaling

Easily add new compute nodes when you need to spin up more capacity in Nutanix Clusters. You can either manually add nodes and expand the size of your cluster with one-click or use triggers from X-play based on CPU or memory consumption to scale out nodes automatically.

Cloud Cost Analytics

An integration between Nutanix Clusters and Xi Beam that uses tag based cost analytics helps you stay on top of your bare metal spending in AWS. Also use Beam to identify potential cost savings with automated cost governance policies to eliminate or right-size cloud resources and reservation based pricing recommendations. Save 35% or more on your public cloud spend with Nutanix.

Three Steps to Hybrid Cloud

Connect

With a built-in networking integration, Nutanix Clusters makes it very easy to create a hybrid cloud with Nutanix and AWS.

Migrate

Watch how Nutanix Clusters makes it easy to migrate any application from any private cloud to public clouds like AWS.

Optimize

All the benefits of public cloud without runaway spending. Identify 35% or more in cloud cost savings within a few months.

Start 30-day Free Trial

Create your MyNutanix account and start free trial of Nutanix Clusters. Bring your AWS accounts with access to EC2 bare metal instances and create your hybrid cloud in less than one hour.

*The free trial is of the Nutanix software. Users are responsible for costs of AWS bare metal instances

Take a Test Drive

Don’t have AWS bare metal instances you can use? Try a Test Drive instead. Enjoy a 30min self-guided tour of Nutanix Clusters on AWS. No cloud account needed. Learn how you can use Nutanix Clusters to connect your private and public clouds and migrate VMs across clouds with no retooling.

What Our Customers and Partners Are Saying

“Nutanix Clusters allows us to easily create a hybrid cloud environment spanning our Nutanix datacenter and AWS, so that we can very rapidly burst capacity in AWS when needed to quickly restore our workloads from a backup.”

- Craig Wiley, Sr Infrastructure Systems Architect, Penn National Insurance

“Whether customers want to deploy Nutanix on-premises or in the public cloud like Amazon Web Services (AWS), the same familiarity, ease of use, and integration exists with Nutanix Clusters.”

- Vinu Thomas, CTO, Presidio

“Nutanix Clusters provides a seamless way to burst capacity into public clouds to increase our VDI workloads when needed to support Census activities, while knowing all our apps will just work – without needing to repackage or rearchitect them.”

- Julian Doak, CISO, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Resources

Deliver Hybrid Cloud Your Way

Learn how enabling hybrid cloud with Nutanix gives you the flexibility to pick the right resources for the right workload and adjust seamlessly as your business grows.

Take a Deep-Dive into Nutanix Clusters Architecture

Ready for a deep-dive on the Nutanix Clusters architecture, networking details and deployment models? Read the Clusters whitepaper for the technical details.

3 Reasons Your Business Needs a Hybrid Multicloud

Learn how you can unify infrastructure management across private and multiple clouds while easily modernizing legacy applications with cloud-native integration.

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