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Fueled by new features, Nutanix drives deeper into multicloud country

Submitted by on January 9, 2018 – 8:11 amNo Comment

It may have lost the market lead in hyperconverged infrastructure to Dell EMC, but in Nutanix Inc.’s new branding, the HC in HCI might as well stand for hybrid cloud. The company is betting this will attract more customers, pushing further into multicloud management with its just-released Acropolis Operating System 5.5. Can the new features together with its partner ecosystem deliver a private cloud experience to rival the public cloud?

“True private clouds haven’t been built yet,” said Sunil Potti (pictured), chief product officer at Nutanix. What passes for private cloud now does not allow applications to travel seamlessly from the on-premises data center to the public cloud, he added. To achieve this hybridization, they must be standardized, commoditized and then harmonized with public clouds like Amazon Web Services Inc. and Google Cloud Platform, according to Potti. A friction-free on-ramp to public clouds accessible from the comfort of a company’s home-base data center may persuade many that private hybrid cloud is the way to go.

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