Xi Leap

Protect Your Apps, Data & Services from Downtime

Achieve SLAs with a cloud-based disaster recovery service built for Nutanix HCI. Set up instantly, and failover, failback or test recovery plans with a few clicks. Includes a secure, reliable VPN.

A Painless DR Experience

Free yourself from the complexity of managing a full-blown data center for disaster recovery. Rely instead on flexible, cloud-based DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS).

Protect Your Apps in Minutes

There’s no need to buy or manage more infrastructure. Protect your applications from downtime, from within Prism.

Reduce your total cost of ownership

Disaster recovery solutions have historically been expensive and hard to implement. With Nutanix Xi Leap, customers enjoy sizeable TCO savings.

Achieve Your SLAs

Xi Leap DRaaS is natively integrated with Nutanix AOS making it a component of the larger hyperconverged infrastructure design.

Nutanix Xi Leap DRaaS TCO Calculator

The quick and easy way to understand potential total cost of ownership savings.

The Cost Of Downtime

IT must be able to survive a datacenter outage ⁠— if not, the business's ability to survive is in real peril. Learn how to minimize downtime in your environment with business continuity planning.

Fighting the Long Arm of Ransomware

Cloud-based disaster recovery services combined with security best practices like multi-factor authentication help thwart costly digital attacks.

Capabilities & Benefits

Instant onboarding from within Prism

Setting up a disaster recovery solution has never been easier. There’s nothing for you to install. Turn on and manage the Xi Leap DR service from Prism, the interface you use to manage your Nutanix AOS clusters.

Categorize your VMs and apply protection policies and recovery plans to customize your environment. Use the same management interface to launch planned or unplanned failovers, as well as live DR testing on a non-production subnet.

Achieve SLAs with 1-click failover & failback

Failover and failback with one-click to keep your business applications, data, and services available when your datacenter goes down. Continuous testing ensures that your recovery plans do not fail you when you need them most. Plus, you get end-to-end security with encrypted data-at-rest and data-in-motion.

Read how Xi Leap can meet your performance and availability SLAs.

Seamless, yet flexible, networking options

Get fully isolated virtual networks (per tenant) and choose from a variety of connectivity options. You can use the one-click VPN option provided by Nutanix to get started immediately or bring your own. You may also use a private, low-latency and dedicated Direct Connect option provided by our partners.


Global availability* when you need it

Nutanix and its partners continuously test, maintain, and proactively monitor a global footprint of datacenters to support your disaster recovery needs.

Regardless of where your applications, data, and services are hosted and consumed, Xi Leap offers a low-latency availability zone in most locations to ensure that your workloads are up 24/7.

*Xi Leap is available to customers in USA, Canada, UK, and Europe subject to meeting technical requirements.

Proven to Reduce Your Cost of Operations

Gone are the days where companies are precluded from DR solutions due to cost alone. Xi Leap protects your critical business applications by leveraging economies of scale with Nutanix Cloud services. We’ve removed power, rent, networking, operational and 3rd-party DR software as individual budget items, rolling them all into a single subscription service so there’s no guesswork.

How It Works

Turning on cloud-based disaster recovery is easy. You will need to:

  1. Create a Xi Cloud Services account and choose your plan
  2. Sign into Xi Leap and begin using the service

Xi Leap offers a variety of SLA options, based upon your needs. Subscribe to the service based upon the number of VMs that you would like to protect.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Nutanix Xi Leap has eliminated all of the complexity of deploying and managing multiple point solutions for DR. It’s great to know that we’ll be back in business very quickly during any emergency."

– Hemant Dua, VP of Technology, The Phia Group

"Our prior system backed up data in the same environment as the production server, so if something failed, we would have lost everything. Nutanix is the first solution that enables us to support true disaster recovery and business continuity.”

– Ted Stewart, Manager of Cloud Infrastructure and Systems Technology at AAMU

“Xi Leap was designed so that it could be tested or even used 'just in case.' If the news reported a Category 5 hurricane coming, for example, we could do a planned failover where our recovery point objective (RPO) is effectively zero.”

– Brent Gay, Network Engineer at Treatt

Partners & Certifications

Direct Connect Partners

Choose VPN services that you need.


Certified to meet the needs of your business.

Xi Leap Demonstration Series

Nutanix University

Watch a Nutanix technical expert as he walks you through setup, configuration, and failover scenarios with Xi Leap. The demonstrations end with a live failover monitored through Prism Central.

See how simple it is to onboard, configure, and test Xi Leap DRaaS

Lightboard video with Xi Leap expert.


Solution Brief

A fully integrated DR-to-cloud solution that rapidly and intelligently protects the applications and data without the need to purchase and maintain a separate infrastructure stack.


Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about Xi Leap.

Xi Leap Webinar

Watch Nutanix experts describe Xi Leap in detail and perform a live demonstration.

The Definitive Guide to Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

Examine enterprise challenges and trends around availability and data protection—an area that has lagged in the modernization of infrastructure and applications. See how the simpler, more cost-effective approach taken by the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud can close the gap between where your data protection is today and where it needs to be.

Take a 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.

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Let's Get Started!

See how Xi Leap can simplify and bulletproof your disaster recovery strategy in a personalized demo.