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Addressing IT Supply Chain Issues with Nutanix and OVHcloud Just-In-Time Infrastructure

By Parham Shabaniani and Dawn Nibbe

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Procuring and deploying infrastructure to meet customer needs have become a challenge for many IT teams. Global supply chain issues with component shortages are pushing out purchases for months forcing end-customers to make difficult decisions around planning. For example, network equipment lead times are up to 160 days, according to The Register, resulting in one company purchasing a year’s worth of inventory. Businesses are increasingly turning to a cloud operating model to gain immediate access to resources.

Most IT teams use a just-in-time model for infrastructure acquisition, but these challenges make just-in-time purchases impractical. This can mean you have to forecast needs and purchase infrastructure months ahead of time, an expensive and risky proposition that ties up capital.

Nutanix and OVHcloud have partnered to help overcome these infrastructure challenges. The OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud, powered by Nutanix, offers a just-in-time consumption model with pre-deployed infrastructure that reduces uncertainty. This solution facilitates a cloud operating model, simplifying management and storage deployment, enhancing automation and ultimately addressing just-in-time infrastructure needs.

Why a Cloud Operating Model?

There has been endless discussion about “the cloud” over the past 10+ years—private, public, hybrid, and multicloud. The truth is—as the majority now concede—cloud is an operating model, not a destination.

The stakes are high for IT teams driving digital transformation projects, and cloud-based architectures need to be approached strategically in order to deliver the desired benefits:

  • Existing apps cannot be easily refactored; re-architecting an application to use cloud native methods makes sense in some cases, but not all.
  • Applications may need to stay close to the data for regulatory compliance or performance reasons (or both).
  • Time to market is critical and a source of differentiation. Customers don’t want to worry about infrastructure.
  • Industry-focused clouds and services are emerging to simplify life for companies with specialized needs.
  • Diversity and distribution are emerging as key design principles to limit risk and exposure to any one specific cloud.

Just-In-Time is Back: Deploy in Hours, not Weeks

By combining the benefits of OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud and Nutanix’s leading-edge HCI technology, the joint solution enables delivery on the cloud expectations mentioned above, along with just-in-time availability and infrastructure invisibility.

Just-In-Time infrastructure implementation and deployment.

  1. Quickly scale resources: Infrastructure on demand when and where needed, in just hours. Deploy software through UI with API to streamline implementation across multiple sites.
  2. Flexible consumption model: Meet changing customer demand while avoiding costly over-provisioning and unnecessary upfront capital investment or on-prem skill set.
  3. Secure private infrastructure: Highly resilient infrastructure that may help a customer with region specific data privacy requirements.
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Implement and deploy infrastructure in a few hours versus weeks for on-prem single or multisite.

Nutanix Cloud Platform

Running the Nutanix Cloud Platform™ software on OVHcloud enables a common operating model for both traditional enterprise applications and cloud native apps. Both types of apps can run on the same infrastructure with no re-factoring necessary. Deploy all applications using the same infrastructure and tools, reducing management complexity and overhead.

Nutanix delivers a modern software stack, built on web-scale design principles, including:

  • Industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure that simplifies compute and storage deployment and management.
  • Intelligent software that provides 100% software-defined operations.
  • Distributed everything with cluster-wide data and services.
  • Self-healing that significantly reduces the risk of unplanned downtime.
  • An API-first architecture with machine learning analytics to further streamline operations.
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For maximum flexibility, Nutanix software runs consistently across datacenters, in customer datacenters, or in the public cloud. And, when configured with OVHcloud, the Nutanix Cloud Platform can be made available in a just-in-time consumption model.

Global Partners

Nutanix’s global ecosystem of service partners provide just-in-time infrastructure solutions that are highly resilient and can help with local data privacy and security concerns. To learn more about providers specific to your region, visit our Find a Partner page.

To learn more about the Nutanix-OVHcloud partnership and our joint solutions, visit the OVHcloud page.

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