Unify Your Private Clouds and AWS
Nutanix Clusters delivers the industry’s first cloud platform with the flexibility, simplicity, and cost efficiency needed to manage applications and infrastructure in private and public clouds like AWS, operated as a single cloud.
Native Networking Integration
Nutanix Clusters allows you to run your Nutanix software in your AWS VPC. Completely eliminate networking overlay complexity and use your existing AWS networking setup. Already have VPCs and private subnets running in your Amazon regions? Nutanix Clusters allows you to use them as-is thereby completely eliminating the need to manage complex and costly network overlays while also providing performance benefits.
Auto Host Remediation
Intelligent and continuous monitoring of cluster health and remediation of unforeseen errors is built into Nutanix Clusters. If an AWS host instance is reported as unresponsive by EC2 when Nutanix Clusters expects the host to be operational, it will trigger a node replacement operation to make sure the cluster health is restored.
Nutanix Clusters intelligently picks the node placements across AWS racks during initial cluster creation to ensure highly available rack-aware design. Data replicas are stored across racks ensuring your clusters remain available even in the case of a complete rack becoming unavailable. Rack awareness is enabled by default when the cluster is created in the cloud. Nutanix Prism monitors for the availability status and alerts when the cluster is in a degraded situation.
Maximize hybrid cloud cost efficiency with a one-click hibernate feature (currently in early access). Easily shut down your AWS bare metal instance, send data to cheap S3 storage and stop incurring expensive bare metal compute instance costs when you do not need the cluster. Ready to use your hybrid node again? Bring your cluster back from hibernation with all your data preserved in just one-click.
On-Demand Capacity Scaling
Easily add new compute nodes when you need to spin up more capacity in Nutanix Clusters. You can either manually add nodes and expand the size of your cluster with one-click or use triggers from X-play based on CPU or memory consumption to scale out nodes automatically.
Cloud Cost Analytics
An integration between Nutanix Clusters and Xi Beam that uses tag based cost analytics helps you stay on top of your bare metal spending in AWS. Also use Beam to identify potential cost savings with automated cost governance policies to eliminate or right-size cloud resources and reservation based pricing recommendations. Save 35% or more on your public cloud spend with Nutanix.
“Nutanix Clusters allows us to easily create a hybrid cloud environment spanning our Nutanix datacenter and AWS, so that we can very rapidly burst capacity in AWS when needed to quickly restore our workloads from a backup.”
- Craig Wiley, Sr Infrastructure Systems Architect, Penn National Insurance
“Whether customers want to deploy Nutanix on-premises or in the public cloud like Amazon Web Services (AWS), the same familiarity, ease of use, and integration exists with Nutanix Clusters.”
- Vinu Thomas, CTO, Presidio
“Nutanix Clusters provides a seamless way to burst capacity into public clouds to increase our VDI workloads when needed to support Census activities, while knowing all our apps will just work – without needing to repackage or rearchitect them.”
- Julian Doak, CISO, Australian Bureau of Statistics