Calm Application Management

Private and Public Cloud Orchestration at the Application Level

With demands on IT rising faster than ever, Calm enables you to streamline how you manage applications and support the business.

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Streamline Application Management

Calm delivers simple, repeatable, and automated management of application creation, consumption, and governance.

Calm Delivers Self-Service Provisioning

Self-Service Provisioning

One-click self-service with centralized role-based IT governance into private and public clouds.

Calm Delivers Application Lifestyle Management

Application Lifecycle Management

End-to-end automation of application provisioning, scaling, and management.

Calm Delivers Hybrid-Cloud Orchestration

Hybrid-Cloud Orchestration

Deploy of apps with centralized visibility across private and public clouds.

Calm SaaS is now in General Availability

Ready to use, fully managed offering, without the need to install or manage any software?

Creating a Resilient and Scalable IT Team with Automation

Many Nutanix customers start their IT modernization journeys by adopting hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). But once you’ve reduced the complexity of managing your infrastructure stack, the next step is to increase levels of integration and automation.

Coffee Chat: Nutanix Calm

With demands on IT rising faster than ever, Calm enables you to streamline how you manage applications and support the business. Learn more in our latest coffee chat with Elaine Morris and Rob Buchanan.

Capabilities & Benefits

Self-Service Provisioning

Calm opens new self service possibilities. Blueprints can be published directly to end users through the Nutanix Marketplace – a central location for one-click deployments. Utilize pre-integrated blueprints from Nutanix and our partners to simplify the set-up of popular applications.

In addition, any custom blueprint can be published to the Marketplace, enabling IT to offer other groups one-click, self-service provisioning of any application.

Calm Self Provisioning
Calm Application Management Screenshot

Application Lifecycle Management

Provision, configure, scale, upgrade and delete applications across cloud environments, including Nutanix-powered private clouds and public clouds. Begin with automation of common lifecycle activities, gradually grow into multi-step processes and eventually design complex blueprints that span multiple environments and teams. Calm also provides role-based governance and audit for actions and users. 

Hybrid-Cloud Orchestration

With Calm, you're ready to automate the provisioning of hybrid cloud architectures, managing both multi-tiered and distributed applications across different cloud environments, from a single control plane. Calm supports all the major public clouds—AWS, Azure, and GCP—in addition to on-prem private clouds powered by AHV or ESXi. Calm also supports most popular distributions of containers and Kubernetes for application deployment, including Karbon, Nutanix’s Kubernetes management solution.

Calm Hybrid-Cloud

Consumption Monitoring and Forecasting

By assigning costs to resources within a blueprint, organizations get a consolidated view of resource consumption and costs. When applied to multiple environments, Calm provides a simple way to understand the overall utilization and true cost of consumption.

How It Works

How Calm Works Diagram

With Calm, applications are defined via simple blueprints that can be easily created using industry standard skills and control all aspects of the application’s lifecycle, such as provisioning, scaling, and cleanup. These blueprints can be created through the UI or via code with a Python-based DSL, including seamless conversion. Once created, a blueprint can be easily published to end users through the Nutanix Marketplace, instantly transforming a complex provisioning ticket into a simple one-click request.


Become a Hybrid Cloud Engineer

 Be at the forefront of cloud technology by learning how to design and deploy hybrid cloud infrastructure and applications.

Nutanix Integration with ServiceNow


Nutanix Calm plug-in for ServiceNOW enables you to launch Calm blueprints in ServiceNOW platform as service catalog items. The Calm plug-in helps to automate the application provisioning and life-cycle management by allowing you to leverage IT Services Management (ITSM) and IT Operations management (ITOM) processes that are defined by the customers in ServiceNOW and speed time-to-value through automation.

Calm Integration with ServiceNow Diagram

What Our Customers Think

“We have utilized Calm to provide a developer self-service portal with our own marketplace...Since we’ve deployed Nutanix, ease of administration has really helped us to focus on the core areas of IT.”

– John Sam George, Senior Manager, Warba Bank

"Nutanix helps us to respond quickly to business requirements with products like Calm. With this, we can provide a self-service portal for our customers, they can quickly order the services, and we can quickly deliver the services.”

- Michael Kunkler, System Engineer, SICK AG

Nutanix Debuts as a
Strong Performer

The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q4 2020

“Calm provides the ability to seamlessly select, provision, and manage business applications across both private and public clouds. Being able to deploy both an on-premise and cloud environment with just one click is definitely something I’m looking forward to.”

- Ravi Misra, Chief Information Officer

“Calm technology adds native application orchestration and lifecycle management tools which will enable the Research Cloud to scale using, not just the on-premise infrastructure, but resources from Amazon, Azure and Google public cloud platforms all from the same unified self-service portal.”

- Ryan Kennedy, Academic Computing Team Manager at the University of Reading

Learn More

Accelerate Application Self-Service and Lifecycle Management with Nutanix Calm

Learn how Calm provides end-to-end automation of application provisioning, scaling and management across hybrid multi clouds. With a managed marketplace and full stack for automation, developers can self-serve applications and manage application life cycle.

Nutanix Multicloud Automation Administration (NMCAA)

In this course, you’ll learn what Nutanix Calm is and we’ll teach you the skills needed to install, configure, operate, and manage it.


Virtual Bootcamp

Get hands-on with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Join a free one-hour Virtual Technology Bootcamp.

Calm in Action YouTube Series

In this series, learn first-hand how Nutanix Calm allows you to deploy and manage applications on public and private clouds with the click of a button.

Reference Architecture:
Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Calm automates provisioning, scaling, and life cycle management for the cloud.

Automate Applications Across Clouds

Test Drive all aspects of the application lifecycle management: provisioning, scaling, and cleanup!

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