Introducing Nutanix Central: Delivering a Universal Cloud Operating Model

By Mayank Gupta, Director Product Marketing and Anindo Sengupta, Senior Director Product Management

May 9, 2023 | min

Nutanix is proud to announce the launch of Nutanix Central,  a cloud-delivered platform that extends our universal cloud operating model for organizations looking for a streamlined experience for managing hybrid multicloud environments. Early access to Nutanix Central is available to customers as part of their Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) licenses.

Why Nutanix Central?

Managing diverse and distributed environments can be challenging, especially for organizations dealing with the rapidly expanding Edge. Nutanix Central provides a seamless universal cloud operating model that simplifies management at a large, federated scale. This includes managing endpoints wherever they might be, from a single console offered as-a-Service.

What is Nutanix Central?

Nutanix Central addresses some of the key challenges that our customers face when embarking on a hybrid multicloud journey. We have listened to our customers and have identified their top requirements:

  • Global visibility and reporting across their Nutanix Cloud Platform deployments wherever they may be
  • Simplicity in managing their Hybrid multi-cloud deployments through a single console instead of multiple Prism Centrals (PCs) they need to access today
  • Seamless access to all Nutanix cloud services across domains

Nutanix Central addresses these current challenges by extending our universal cloud operating model. The focus for Nutanix Central is to offer a global control plane, seamless multi-product experience and enterprise cloud governance. 

Global control plane

  • Global visibility and reporting across Datacenters, Cloud or Edge
  • Single pane for multi-Prism Central management
Nutanix Data Services for Kubernetes (NDK)

Fig: Nutanix Central provides domain and cluster metrics, capacity utilization, alert summary views and additional drill-downs.

Seamless Multi-Product Experience

  • Manage the lifecycle of all Nutanix cloud services through a single console
  • Seamlessly navigate across all services deployed across all domains
Seamless Multi-Product Experience

Fig: Nutanix Central provides one place to navigate across deployed services across domains.

Enterprise Cloud Governance

  • Establish cloud governance through federated IAM, global projects, fleet, and license management
  • Simplify and converge governance in single pane by integrating global licensing and insights (*in development)

Fig: Nutanix Central provides federated IAM, global projects, fleet, and license management.

How to access Nutanix Central? 

Nutanix Central is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. To start using Nutanix Central, customers can request a dedicated tenant through Once done, customers need to ensure that they integrate the same AD/ SAML based identity provider to Nutanix Central that they have associated with all the Prism Centrals they want to register and manage through Nutanix Central. This enables the seamless federated access leveraging the already set access controls in the respective Prism Central domains. 


Nutanix Central promises to break down silos and greatly simplify management of apps and data anywhere. This solution provides a cloud-delivered control plane that enables management at a large, federated scale across endpoints using a universal cloud operating model. Customers can visit to learn more or signup for early access.

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