Business Value of Nutanix Unified Storage

By Santhosh Siruvole, Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Nutanix Unified Storage

January 16, 2023 | min

A software-defined data services platform is the key to an effective digital transformation of any IT organization that can quickly and effectively respond to fast-changing business and application needs. Software-defined data services solutions that allow enterprises to consolidate workloads using different access methods onto a single storage platform promise improved administrative productivity as well as compelling economics. The Nutanix Unified Storage™ solution is a software-defined storage platform that unburdens your IT server and storage admins by providing the option of servicing applications using different data types from a single platform and managing the entire software-defined infrastructure from a single pane of glass. Nutanix Unified Storage brings file, object, and block services together with a simple, capacity-based consumption model. Along with the data types, the nutanix platform consolidates compute, storage, database and virtual networking allowing you to scale-up and scale-out non-disruptively. Moreover, with integrated ransomware protection, Nutanix Unified Storage is a perfect solution helping you realize digital transformation.

We liked the interface and the way we could manage and update Nutanix. We also liked that we did not have to license some of the other technologies, which reduced costs. So, it just seemed easier to manage, took less time for our systems administrator, and cut down on some of our costs.

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We recently commissioned International Data Corporation (IDC) to evaluate the business value of Nutanix Unified Storage. IDC conducted research that explored the value and benefits of using Nutanix Unified Storage to manage file- and object-based storage operations. The project included interviews with Nutanix customers who were using Nutanix Unified Storage for both file and object services. Interviewed managers all had experience with and knowledge about its benefits and were asked a variety of quantitative and qualitative questions about its impacts on their IT/storage operations, core businesses, and costs.

Nutanix Unified Storage Offers Tremendous Business Value

Through a series of in-depth customer interviews and a methodology for determining business value, IDC’s analysis found that the use of Nutanix Unified Storage resulted in compelling benefits across a wide range of areas by:

  • Driving average annual economic benefits of $2.36 million per organization.
  • Enabling more efficient storage management with less overall time needed to deploy new capacity for all data types.
  • Enhancing The Performance, availability, security, and agility associated with hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure while lowering operational costs by 53% over five years.
  • Improving availability by reducing unplanned downtime by 99%.

Based on the findings, enterprises going through infrastructure modernization efforts driven by digital transformation would do well to consider software-defined data services platforms like Nutanix Unified Storage. You can access the IDC whitepaper here: Business Value of Nutanix Unified Storage

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