Nutanix Unstructured Data Storage Now Available for Hybrid Cloud

80% of worldwide data will be unstructured by 2025, according to IDC.

Lynn Haber

December 3, 2020

2 Min Read
Cloud data storage

Nutanix today announced new hybrid cloud capabilities for its unstructured data storage products, Objects and Files. This news piggybacks on that of the launch of Nutanix Clusters on AWS in August 2020.

With Nutanix Clusters the vendor extends its software to the public cloud to offer hybrid cloud infrastructure. This allows customers to choose cloud environments that work best for them. Microsoft Azure support will follow.


Nutanix’s Rajiv Mirani

“IT teams around the world are quickly moving to hybrid environments and they’re looking for technology solutions to help them facilitate this transition, to help them manage disparate technologies and simplify operations,” said Rajiv Mirani, chief technology officer at Nutanix. “We recently extended our hyperconverged infrastructure software to public cloud with the launch of Nutanix Clusters to help companies do just that. Now the focus is on strengthening the overall platform, including delivering an easy-to-use, scale out storage fabric across their different cloud environments.”

More Details

Here are details about the new capabilities.

  • Nutanix Objects can now deliver tiering of object data to an S3-compatible object store, including cloud storage such as AWS S3. Customers benefit with lower costs for long-term storage and archival by taking advantage of public cloud infrastructure. This new intelligent tiering capability will also improve data life cycle management across different clouds, while still maintaining visibility and control.

  • Nutanix Files is now generally available to run in public clouds through Nutanix Clusters. A hybrid cloud file storage solution, Nutanix Files delivers a unified experience, along with simplified single-pane management, across cloud deployment modes, spanning the edge, remote offices, core data centers and public cloud. This provides customers with the flexibility to choose the right cloud. It also offers scalability and delivers more control over hybrid cloud file storage.

  • Nutanix Objects and Files delivers improved recovery point objective (RPO). This ensures data is always available across data centers and clouds in the event of a disaster. Objects now provide streaming replication, with an RPO of just a few seconds. This is particularly helpful for containerized workloads that can use S3 endpoints for primary storage. This also allows enterprises to containerize their mission-critical stateful applications and ensure business continuity. Additionally, Nutanix Files now provides support for RPO of up to one minute, compared to the one hour previously available.

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Preferred

According to the recent Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index that looks at enterprises and their adoption of the hybrid cloud, 86% survey respondents said that hybrid cloud infrastructure is their ideal operating model. Another key finding is that 63% of respondents use two or more public clouds, or multiclouds. That number is expected to increase to 71% over the next 12 months.

And, when it comes to unstructured data, IDC estimates that 80 percent of worldwide data will be unstructured by 2025.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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