Nutanix Hyperconverges Secondary Storage with Nutanix Mine
Open Platform Solution Will Make Running and Protecting Applications Easy
Auckland, New Zealand – May 10, 2019 – Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced Nutanix Mine, a new open solution that integrates secondary storage operations with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, delivering a complete platform for primary and secondary storage within the private cloud. Through native integration with industry-leading backup vendors Veeam, HYCU, Commvault, Veritas and Unitrends, customers will be able to manage their HCI environment and backup operations from a single management console, reducing the operational cost and complexity of standalone back-up and recovery solutions. Mine will streamline overall deployment, and simplify the full lifecycle of data backup operations, including on-going management, scaling and troubleshooting - all while preserving the customer’s freedom to choose the right back-up service for their particular infrastructure environment.
“There are many challenges with current backup and recovery solutions deployed today. The top concerns are most often related to the cost, complexity and capability.” Gartner goes on to state, “These costs often continue to rise despite overall cost improvements in the IT industry, and many organisations continue to perceive backup as an expensive insurance policy.”1
As companies modernise their datacentre with HCI to realise the simplicity, performance and scalability needed to run modern applications, their backup and data protection strategies have remained siloed from their core datacentre environment. With Nutanix Mine, customers will be able to converge secondary storage operations into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to deliver intelligent data backup services for all business applications. Integrated with Nutanix’s native HCI data fabric that provides intelligent tiering and advanced data reduction capabilities, Mine will enable enterprises to choose the best data backup software for their organisation, optimised for their Nutanix HCI environment; reducing the time and expense of configuring standalone secondary storage solutions.
“Backup and recovery strategies are often regarded as a painful necessity for most businesses because of their complexity and lack of integration into the overall IT infrastructure. Even more modern solutions, which tout the same customer-centric principles of hyperconverged infrastructure, only address the challenges of the secondary storage environment,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Cloud Data Management for Protection at IDC. “With more applications and use cases converging on a single platform within the private cloud, integrating secondary storage tightly with primary datacentre operations introduces even more flexibility and ease-of-use for customers.”
“As companies modernise their datacentre, they look to new solutions which make it easy to run business critical applications, eliminating silos and reducing complexity in their private cloud environment so IT can serve as the foundation of business success,” said Carey Stanton, Vice President of Global Alliances at Veeam. “By integrating our software so closely with Nutanix through Mine, we’re delivering our joint customers a full platform for their primary and secondary storage needs, dramatically reducing the complexity of running and protecting applications.”
Embracing an open platform strategy, Nutanix Mine will integrate with popular back-up solutions from Veeam, HYCU, Commvault, Veritas and Unitrends. Through tight integration with Nutanix’s HCI data fabric and advanced Prism management console, Mine will provide:
• A reduction in the complexity of separate systems to back-up and recover business data, so secondary storage can be managed as easily as primary data storage
• The simplification of the full lifecycle of data backup operations, including initial sizing and procurement, streamlined installation, and easy provisioning of the full solution, and
• The ability to easily scale-out both primary and secondary storage to accommodate business growth
“The hyperconverged market’s rapid growth is largely attributable to its promise of modernising infrastructure and reducing complexity by eliminating silos within the datacentre. But even as customers embraced HCI, the secondary storage silo persisted,” said Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer, Nutanix. “With Nutanix Mine, customers will get all the benefits of collapsing this silo into a single platform - reduced management complexity, simplified operations and reduced TCO - without the requirement that they forgo the backup solution best suited for their business needs.”
Nutanix Mine with Veeam, sold by Nutanix, and Nutanix Mine with HYCU are expected to be available in calendar 2H of 2019. Nutanix Mine with Commvault, Veritas and Unitrends is expected to be available in a future release.
(1) Gartner, “Report Highlight for Market Trends: Expand Your Software-Defined Storage Market by Leveraging Backup and Archiving”, by Santanu Patro, July 2018, ID G00367503
“Our customers use our technology to protect their most critical applications, but have felt the pain points of having their data backup operate in a silo, separate from the rest of their datacentre,” said Brian Brockway, Global CTO and VP , Commvault. “With Nutanix Mine, those customers will be able to integrate their Commvault backup deployments into the same platform as their primary storage environment and under the same management plane, eliminating the complexity of siloed operations.”
“Nutanix and Veritas help enterprise customers abstract the complexity of managing infrastructure and data for on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments,” said Cameron Bahar, Veritas Technologies CTO. “Our customers can leverage Veritas’ enterprise data services platform to manage unforeseen business risks and protect their data while benefiting from tight integrations with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, giving them a unified view of their datacentre operations.”
“It is critical for our customers to make sure that they are striking a balance between a reliable data protection solution that also simplifies IT processes, without sacrificing the solutions that work for their business,” said Joseph Noonan, Vice President of Products and Marketing, Unitrends. “Through Nutanix Mine, our customers will benefit from a solution which allows them to combine two things they love in their datacentre - the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform and Unitrends Backup Software - so they can manage their primary and secondary storage from within a single platform. It gives them the choice to pick the solution that best fits for their environment while at the same time simplifying their broader IT operations.”
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