Webscale virtualization for the enterprise

Nutanix AHV is a modern and secure virtualization platform that powers VMs and containers for applications and cloud-native workloads on-premises and in public clouds.

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How AHV works

Open source at its core, Nutanix AHV extends advanced virtualization capabilities to modern hybrid cloud environments. It features a distributed systems core designed for the cloud to solve today’s complex enterprise IT challenges.

Diagram of how AHV works

Nutanix AHV is engineered
for unrivaled ease of use

Optimized consumer-grade UI is easy to learn for admins of all skill levels.

Tight integration with the HCI stack eliminates complexity while ensuring intuitive access to networking and storage functionality like microsegmentation and storage snapshots without integration complexities.

One unified control plane simplifies management and administration.

Nutanix Cloud Manager features one unified control plane and interface to manage virtualization, hyperconverged infrastructure, virtual networking, security, and automation.

Nutanix AHV is seamlessly integrated with the Nutanix Cloud Platform.

AHV is native to the Nutanix stack of advanced technologies, requires no additional installation or integration, and features full-stack management from a single, intuitive UI.

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Full enterprise-grade virtualization capabilities

Ensure high availability for all workloads

Advanced virtualization features include VM live migration, dynamic scheduling, VM HA, and metro clustering.

Highly optimized utilization and performance

Memory overcommit, VM affinity, vNUMA, automated CPU compatibility, AHV turbo and an optimized storage stack.

Lifecycle management across the entire stack

Cloud infrastructure upgrades with one click. Start with firmware and then automate rolling full-stack upgrades.

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Pre-integrated networking and storage

No additional configuration work is required.

Included in the Nutanix stack, AHV is easily up and running in a cluster deployment with no need to download additional documentation or advanced configurations.

Leverage AHV integration in the Nutanix stack

Nutanix supports multiple hypervisors while AHV enables microsegmentation, optimized storage paths, easy-to-manage virtual networking, and other native capabilities.

Everything you need to power your cloud

Hybrid cloud on your terms

Scale up and back with fast, just-in-time provisioning and move workloads quickly with minimal risk and bidirectional portability – all from one unified control plane across on-premises, the edge and the cloud.

Production-ready Kubernetes in a few clicks

We support a range of Enterprise K8S providers, including our Nutanix Kubernetes Engine (NKE), which makes it easy to deploy and configure Kubernetes clusters in a matter of minutes. It also features integrated Kubernetes storage, monitoring, logging, and alerting.

Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) for Azure and AWS

NC2 makes it a snap to migrate on-premises applications and workloads to Azure and AWS. No need to refactor or re-architect applications, giving you the freedom to quickly move to the cloud of your choice.

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Fully integrated security

Security-hardened clusters in just one click

One-click hardening with machine-readable security technical implementation guides (STIGs) for Nutanix AHV plus self-healing and compliance using security configuration management automation (SCMA).

Microsegmentation with Flow Network Security

Nutanix Flow Network Security delivers granular microsegmentation of network security with workload-aware stateful firewalls that protect against cyberthreats, reduce the spread of malware and prevent data loss.

Secure Development Lifecycle (SecDL)

Nutanix SecDL takes a defense-in-depth approach and hardened-by-default posture for every piece of code produced to ensure a secure architecture and performs continuous audits and tests for known vulnerabilities.

What’s the best way to protect your applications and data? Find out

Everything you need without
the cost and complexity

AHV is a lean virtualization solution that delivers self-healing security, automated data protection with disaster recovery, rich analytics, and more No software bloat, no costly shelf-ware and no hidden costs.

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Migrate to AHV and transform your business

Learn how to deploy, configure and manage Nutanix AHV in just a few minutes. Virtualization has never been faster or easier.

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Get virtualized and take AHV for a free test drive

Build your clouds your way in a few clicks. Instantly complete all your IT tasks on a unified cloud platform with Nutanix. Try it today.

Other capabilities

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Cloud-native applications

Deliver and manage an end-to-end, production-ready Kubernetes environment with push-button simplicity while preserving a native user experience.

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Virtual desktops and applications

AHV virtualization lowers your per-desktop costs, dramatically reduces complexity and strengthens security by using identity-based desktop policies.

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Database as a service

Simplify and automate the management of SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB across on-premises, colocation facilities and the public cloud.

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Remote, branch and edge

Manage remote, branch and edge services and securely provision local applications and virtual desktops in a few clicks from a central point of control.

Nutanix is trusted by 25,000+ customers

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"Nutanix works the way VMware should. Prism Central manages HCI and AHV virtualization. By easing the management burden, I’ve been able to focus on more strategic projects."

- Bret Snyder, Senior Server Engineer, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

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"AHV Virtualization is one of the main distinguishing factors for Nutanix. The out-of-the-box experience is fantastic, and AHV virtualization has all the features we need."

- Jake Yang, Senior Director of Global Systems, Nasdaq

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"Nutanix enables us to keep up with our fast growth rate with a very small IT team. This would not have been possible if we hadn’t migrated to Nutanix and AHV."

- Cary Tschirhart, IT Manager and Information Security Officer, Texas A&M University System

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Additional resources

Nutanix AHV is Webscale Virtualization

AHV enables a consistent hybrid cloud operating model across datacenters, the edge, and public clouds.

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AHV Mission Control

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