Last month was Nutanix’s annual .Next Conference, where some of the Razor Technology team and other IT professionals gathered to take part in interactive sessions on popular IT topics, hear what the company has in store for new product features and projects, and network with our peers. And what we took away from this conference still has us pondering the future of hyperconverged infrastructure and the evolution of the public and private cloud solutions.
Let’s talk Nutanix Beam, hyperconvergence, and where we’re headed from here.
What Nutanix Brings to the Conversation
As one of our partners, Nutanix is held in high regard here at Razor Technology, so we were excited to see what hopes they have for the future of hyperconvergence and their company’s growth. We weren’t disappointed. They brought to the table several new features and functionalities and emphasized the idea of separating software from hardware, changing their business model to stay agnostic with software so that users can choose their hardware or run on Azure or Google. This gave us a lot to think about in the way of cloud adoption and the increasing simplicity of new solutions.
The company introduced an addition available now that gets users as close to the public cloud as possible with the single-point management of workflows, Azure access and more within the software. Other companies have offered a similar point solution, but this hyperconvergence takes a more wholistic approach to bring a complete offering to clients through multiple pieces and modules that allow more choice. The company is distancing themselves from the hardware underneath to fit the needs of the vast scope and scale of the invisible infrastructure.
The big benefit that Nutanix’s new product offers businesses is cloud-like agility at a lower cost. Because companies are paying more attention to what bills look like, they’re investing in other tools that provide clarity and transparency in the amount that an IT environment is costing business owners and their teams. Although the public cloud is easy to access, it pushes out inconsistent bills, which many are not eager to accept as an exercise in patience. Hyperconvergence addresses this issue, allowing users to cut costs while experiencing a public cloud look and feel. With more control and front-to-back reporting, companies can easily understand what cloud services are being used, who is using them, and what the direct cost is to their team.
Simplicity & The All-in-One Solution
So how impactful is this type of complete solution for customers? Some companies are moving from a tiered infrastructure to an all-in-on package, bundling the compute storage and hypervisor sale for a point solution that simplifies IT environments. This simplicity is great because it’ll avoid compatibility issues, simplify the public and private cloud, and work with an invisible infrastructure—which means customers’ lives got that much easier.
And what about the IT manager? Although they may want to maintain the complexity of their environment, they’ll be offered more complexity in the way of growth. Without firmware upgrades and software versions between hypervisors to worry about, IT managers can adopt a growth mentality and begin to work on bigger picture efforts.
The Future of Hyperconvergence is Already Here
What all this tells us is that although hyperconverged infrastructure is not commonplace, it’s a good bridge between what people have been using and what they want to use; HCI is a safe, effective, cost-conscious path that allows you to see clearly where you’re headed. This approach to IT environment management will save many time and money and simplify the public and private cloud architecture and the infrastructure altogether. Plus, with a cloud-first mentality, you’ll be able to control software with the click of a button and give tech managers the ability to focus on other priorities that encourage business growth.
The public cloud has a lot of evolving to do as well, but the future of hyperconvergence is already here. Get ready to experience the big shift to serverless compute as more businesses look for flexible, money-saving alternatives to their current IT solutions.
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