Press Releases

Nutanix Delivers On Promise To Bring Virtual Computing Platforms To All Enterprises

New NX-1000 Provides Converged Infrastructure Designed Specifically for Mid-Sized Enterprises and Branch Office Deployments. New NX-6000 Independently Scales Storage Resources to Run Any Application at Any Scale

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18, 2013

Nutanix, a leading provider of hyper-efficient, massively scalable and elegantly simple datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced two new platforms that meet the cost, performance and scale requirements to run nearly any enterprise application. Nutanix’s expanded portfolio of Virtual Computing Platforms enables IT teams to tailor and seamlessly grow their compute and storage environment to fit their individual requirements, whether for an enterprise branch office with limited on-site IT resources or core datacenters tasked with supporting an increasingly diverse and demanding set of workloads.

The NX-1000 series puts converged infrastructure within reach of small to mid-sized corporations, enterprise branch offices or retail stores at an attractive price point while also significantly streamlining IT management. The NX-6000 series allows enterprises to scale their Nutanix cluster by adding storage capacity as needed for applications with large data sets such as big data projects, high-end databases or demanding virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Converged Infrastructure for the Mid-Market – the NX-1000 Series

Small to mid-sized corporations, enterprise branch offices and retail stores typically lack the specialized IT resources needed to manage traditional infrastructure built with separate servers, storage arrays and networking. Unlike other converged infrastructure solutions, which offer little more than legacy products packaged into a single chassis or cabinet, the Nutanix NX-1000 Series, like other Nutanix platforms, features a flatter datacenter architecture that eliminates the need for centralized SAN/NAS storage, thereby dramatically reducing IT complexity and simplifying management.

This new platform includes all of the functionality offered in every Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, including software-based storage controller technology and advanced information lifecycle management (ILM) capabilities, such as flash-enabled data tiering and performance-optimized data compression. The NX-1000 also requires up to 80 percent less space and power than alternative approaches, providing a single platform to power branch office services, including local applications, virtual desktop deployments, file and print services, DHCP and DNS services, WAN optimization controllers and security-focused virtual appliances.

Features and benefits include:

  • Easy-to-deploy converged infrastructure in a single 2U appliance to run virtual workloads common in mid-sized corporations, enterprise branch offices and retail stores
  • Flexibility to use existing network infrastructure (1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet) to reduce deployment costs and accelerate deployment
  • Pre-installed replication and back-up software automatically protects VM-specific data
  • Affordable pricing beginning at just $22,500 per node (server and storage included)

For a limited time, Nutanix is offering a pricing promotion on the NX-1000 series platform. Contact your local Nutanix sales representative or authorized partner for more details.

The First Elastic Storage Offering in Converged Infrastructure – the NX-6000 Series

Although many converged infrastructure solutions enable a simpler, building block-based approach to the enterprise datacenter, they often lack the ability to ideally match infrastructure capabilities with the demands of specific enterprise applications or services.

The Nutanix NX-6000 Virtual Computing Platform is the first converged datacenter platform to independently scale storage resources in a single converged infrastructure. Existing buyers of converged infrastructure have typically been forced to deploy products that only offer fixed, vendor-selected ratios of storage capacity and compute performance. Because most enterprises need to run multiple applications within the same environment, each with their own unique resource demands, IT is now in need of infrastructure that can be uniquely tailored to each environment. The Nutanix NX-6000 platform makes it simple and affordable for enterprises to design and scale their datacenters one appliance at a time with the ability to add just the right amount of storage and compute resources for any workload.

Features and benefits include:

  • Allows IT to choose, provision and expand storage capacity based on need, avoiding costly purchases of underutilized or unneeded resources
  • Allows new platforms to be seamlessly added to existing Nutanix clusters, enabling customers to mix and match platforms within a single environment for running multiple business applications simultaneously
  • Delivers 3X more raw storage capacity than earlier Nutanix platforms to support the most data intensive applications, such as SQL databases, Hadoop-driven data analytics or large-scale VDI rollouts. Doubles the amount of server-attached flash capacity for accommodating very large working sets, accelerating I/O intensive applications
  • Includes in-line and post-process data compression to deliver 35 TB to 70 TB of usable storage in a space-efficient 2U platform
  • Pricing beginning at $60,000 per node

Supporting Quotes

“Natively converged infrastructure solutions (also known as CompuStorage solutions in IDC’s taxonomy on file and object storage) are quickly becoming a reality for many enterprises as the need to handle big data projects, high-end databases or demanding VDI dramatically increases. The key to a successful natively converged infrastructure is flexibility—a single platform that can scale compute and storage independent of each other, and can easily adapt to specific environments and application requirements.”

– Ashish Nadkarni, Research Director, Storage Systems, IDC

“Expanding our industry-leading Virtual Computing Platform portfolio with the NX-1000 and NX-6000 series gives Nutanix customers the flexibility to deploy infrastructure that perfectly matches the needs of their business. By providing an affordable solution that drastically simplifies infrastructure management for mid-market companies and enterprise branch offices, as well as empowering customers to choose the appropriate ratio of storage and compute resources, Nutanix continues to lead the charge in re-inventing the enterprise datacenter.”

– Howard Ting, Vice President of Marketing, Nutanix

“Nutanix’s converged infrastructure offers just the kind of flexibility we need. Their Virtual Computing Platforms provide the flexibility to scale both compute and storage resources, which allows us to meet our specific application requirements. Their new NX-1000 solution is attractive for locations outside our main datacenter, where the simplicity of converged infrastructure really makes a difference.”

– Shawn Stamper, Lead Systems Administrator, Ohio Army National Guard


For more information on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, please visit:
For more information on the Nutanix NX-1000 and NX-6000 platforms, please visit:

About Nutanix
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.

© 2019 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix, the Nutanix logo, Xi, and all product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nutanix, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).