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Nutanix Extends Support for VMware Horizon™ Suite

Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform Validated by VMware for New VMware Horizon View™ Agent Direct-Connection™

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013Nutanix, the leading provider of hyper-efficient, massively scalable and elegantly simple datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has been validated by VMware for the VMware Horizon View Agent Direct-Connection™ functionality. Providing support for this important new feature of VMware Horizon View 5.3 demonstrates Nutanix’s collaboration with VMware to provide joint customers with a fully optimized, cost-effective end-user computing solution.

With increasing numbers of employees working outside the corporate headquarters, IT teams are deploying virtual desktop solutions in remote and branch office locations to ensure maximum availability and break dependence on corporate WAN links. VMware Horizon View Agent Direct-Connection enables IT teams to securely manage, provision, and support highly resilient virtual desktop environments across distributed locations, while allowing end users to take advantage of local compute resources. Reducing WAN dependency minimizes bandwidth requirements, can reduce costs and enables high availability for virtual desktops.

“Businesses are looking for a secure, plug-and-play solution for VDI that can support a growing remote workforce,” said Mason Uyeda, senior director of technical marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. “By supporting VMware Horizon View™ with Nutanix infrastructure, companies can quickly realize the VMware Horizon View Agent Direct-Connection benefits – flexibility, lowered costs and reduced dependency on WAN – and use a solution proven in enterprises across the world.”

Nutanix offers a family of turnkey appliances delivering the server and storage capabilities to run VMware Horizon™ Suite with unprecedented time-to-value. The Nutanix NX-1000 platform, built specifically for enterprise branch offices, is ideally suited for VMware customers running Horizon View version 5.3 with VMware Horizon View™ Agent Direct-Connection™. The combination delivers high performance, increased uptime and the ability to lower costs, along with a simple scale-out approach to add nodes seamlessly and dynamically with no disruption to the production environment as the business grows.

“VMware has pioneered end user computing solutions for enterprises of all sizes,” said Rajiv Mirani, vice president of engineering, Nutanix. “This validation is a reflection of our shared commitment to that kind of technology leadership. Nutanix is transforming our industry, significantly reducing user costs while enabling dramatic improvements in IT agility for customers.”


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