Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nutanix Intro VDI Management

Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, introduced a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) management program that lets customers purchase advanced web-scale infrastructure per desktop, and de-risk their VDI investment through a VDI Assurance pricing option.

Nutanix said its program addresses the concern that purchasing traditional server and storage infrastructure for VDI is complicated and can undermine user experience when not properly sized or designed. The company believes that cloud-based DaaS (desktop as a service) offerings to will struggle to match the security and long-term total cost of ownership (TCO) of on-premise solutions.

The Nutanix Per Desktop Program enables enterprises to purchase and deploy desktop infrastructure as a predictable, public cloud-like service.

In January 2014, Nutanix closed $101 million in Series D financing co-led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures.

The company, which is based in San Jose, California, said it has exceeded $100 million in lifetime sales and acquired 13 customers who have purchased more than $1 million of products within two years of launching its Virtual Computing Platform. Customers include eBay, McKesson, Toyota, Orange Business Services and Hyundai Hysco.

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance.