The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform is a purpose-built Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliance solution that runs the company’s proprietary software-defined storage software on x86-based server hardware with internal hard disk and flash storage capacity. Multiple modules or nodes are connected via Ethernet into a cluster, aggregating storage resources into a virtual pool and sharing them with VMs supported by an embedded hypervisor. Nutanix provides a standardized, agile infrastructure for supporting a wide range of potential use cases including ROBO, VDI, server virtualization and private cloud, to name a few.
There are over a dozen vendors marketing HCI appliances, besides Nutanix. Competitive solutions include SimpliVity OmniStack, EMC VxRail, HPE HC250/380, Pivot3 HCI and Scale Computing, among others. These and the other leading products are included in the Evaluator Group Research Hyperconverged comparison matrix and associated Product Briefs, Analyses and Evaluation Guide.
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Product Analysis Includes: