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 VDI, server virtualization and the on-prem portion of a hybrid cloud, to name a few.
There are over a dozen vendors marketing HCI appliances, besides Nutanix. Competitive solutions include EMC VxRail, VMware vSAN Ready Nodes, Cisco HyperFlex, HPE SimpliVity and Pivot3 HCI, among others. These and the other leading products are included in the Evaluator Group Research Hyperconverged comparison matrix and associated Product Briefs, Product Analyses and Evaluation
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