The concept of Virtual Client Computing (VCC) is not a new notion. But implementations that run across a hybrid multicloud environment are changing how customers evaluate solutions and whether you call it Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Virtual Apps and Desktops or another name, Nutanix has been leading the way in providing management and orchestration as the market has evolved.
Recently, International Data Corporation (IDC) recognized Nutanix as a “Major Player” in their inaugural report on virtual client computing appropriately titled “IDC MarketScape Worldwide Virtual Client Computing for 2022 – 2023”.
In a post-pandemic economy, the demand for virtual computing by remote and hybrid employees exploded. What was once a population of users with an occasional need to work from home, changed, almost overnight, to the equivalent of a global proof-of-concept with many millions of daily users. The technologies to support the hybrid and remote work styles with virtualization were suddenly mission-critical.
The Nutanix Cloud Platform™ (NCP) solution was at the ready as companies reacted to this immediate need. With a single management and control console for environments that span cloud domains, NCP provides an excellent foundation for fast, reliable deployment and management of virtual desktops.
And while customers enabled these hybrid and remote workstyles, they still needed to maintain and even strengthen their security posture. With NCP and the Nutanix Unified Storage™ (NUS) application, companies get the speed and performance for virtual client computing along with enhanced risk protection from malware and ransomware. This is critical because virtual client computing outside the walls of the traditional office building expands risk exposure.
Among the most critical elements to pull this off successfully is the need to work with existing investments in both on-prem and cloud infrastructure. Nutanix has a long track record of giving customers choice, starting with choice of hardware and choice of the industry’s leading hypervisors, including Nutanix AHV® and VMware ESXi®. Now, Nutanix extends customer choice to the leading cloud hyperscalers, including AWS and Microsoft Azure. This unique capability to bridge VCC and VDI workloads with a consistent operating model across private, public or hybrid cloud environments makes Nutanix compelling for fast-changing customer environments.
Not only has Nutanix invested in developing award winning technologies like NCP and NUS, Nutanix also recognizes the importance of growing a solid ecosystem of alliance partners like Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and more.
It’s this completeness of solution that IDC found so valuable and why Nutanix is recognized as a Major Player. As we face the work models in the post pandemic world, Nutanix is poised to continue to lead as the VCC market continues to evolve, with whatever label virtual client computing morphs to next.
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