Nutanix hyper-converged Flows into multi-cloud and more

An IT industry analyst article published by Search Converged Infrastructure.


With the introduction of Flow, Beam and Era, Nutanix has made a clear statement that it’s aiming for a comprehensive Nutanix enterprise cloud OS.

Mike Matchett
Small World Big Data

What do you do after you’ve successfully hyper-converged multiple stacks of complex physical infrastructure to simplify IT and then built out a full enterprise production-quality hypervisor offering a cost-effective alternative to VMware? If you are Nutanix, you take on the next big challenge and help IT get into the cloud. Nutanix is no longer a leading hyper-converged infrastructure vendor with a suite of Nutanix hyper-converged products. It has now set its sights higher to help IT hyper-converge horizontally across both hybrid and multi-cloud locations.

At the Nutanix .NEXT 2018 conference, Nutanix unveiled a raft of cloud-related offerings designed to simplify IT at the next level up and out from the physical data center. Stepping outside the Nutanix hyper-converged environment, these new products and services include Nutanix Flow for policy-based network segmentation and security, Nutanix Era for automated database cloning and migration operations, and Nutanix Beam for multi-cloud cost modeling and compliance.

Nutanix Flow
The first step toward successful enterprise multi-cloud IT operations requires tackling network concerns. Setting up production networks and then assuring data center network security are hard enough, but the complexity and risk multiply exponentially when you add in both hybrid cloud and multiple cloud segments.

Flow is Nutanix’s answer to complex networking, offering distributed microsegmentation, provisioning, security and an ecosystem of third-party network services in a cloudlike manner. Microsegmentation isn’t exactly a new idea…(read the complete as-published article there)