“We have the ingredients to be relevant for the next three, five, and 10 years,” Cornely explained.
“If you think about where we are with our Nutanix Cloud Platform, our unique ability to simply extend to public clouds with the same operating model, and our focus on cloud-native applications and data-centric services, we’ve got an amazing story.”
That story not only resonates with customers, but they see first-hand how Nutanix technology allows them to grow and scale their businesses.
Customer Delight for Hybrid Cloud
FSB, service provider and technology partner for online sports betting and iGaming based in the UK, is a case in point. The company was using Nutanix for on-prem infrastructure, and they decided to expand to Asia during COVID and wanted to do it quickly. Cornely explained that their entire stack was on virtual machines (VMs) with on-premises Nutanix clusters in the UK. The company quickly realized it couldn’t use VMs in the UK to serve its customers in Asia. In two weeks, they were able to get their entire Asia operation running using Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) on AWS in Singapore.
The user interface and management are exactly the same, Cornely explained, so the company was able to close the VM and get up and running in Singapore.
“This is what we make possible,” he said.
“Did we think about that use case when we were thinking about cloud clusters? Not exactly, but it’s extremely relevant and a perfect illustration of a hybrid use case with a clear business benefit.”
Vision for the Future
Cloud-native container applications are now top of mind for Cornely and his team.
“That’s the crux of the vision when you think of the next three to five years for us,” he added.
“It’s about recognizing that the applications and the people building the applications are now driving the requirements for infrastructure. We’re clear about what we do as a company. We provide a hybrid multicloud platform to run applications and manage their data, and we make that very simple.”
Nutanix made its mark by pioneering hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), but the company’s ability to make complex things simple and intuitive is why customers continue to buy into Nutanix technology, said Cornely. That's bigger than HCI and really is where the Nutanix Cloud Platform comes into focus and enables that platform to be deployed anywhere, from the AI-powered Edge to the data center and public clouds.