Over the last handful of years, the adoption of private and public cloud solutions has revolutionized enterprise IT and offered a level of operational agility that was previously unheard of.
Today, enterprises are increasingly choosing to make use of multiple cloud solutions and deployment models. To properly manage and administer these hybrid cloud environments, many organizations have turned to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), which offers the ability to support integrations between public cloud application platforms, as well as a common management platform for the entire hybrid cloud environment.
As part of the research process for the study and subsequent report, IDC interviewed organizations “with experience with or knowledge about (Nutanix Enterprise Cloud’s) benefits and costs. The interviews covered a variety of quantitative and qualitative questions about the impact of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud on their overall IT costs, operations and businesses.”
In this first article, we take a look at the most prevalent business and operational benefits of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud.
1. Improved IT Agility Delivering Storage and Compute Resources
In the study conducted by IDC, participants shared that through utilizing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, they saw significant agility improvements when it came to deploying and upgrading core compute and storage environments.
Various capabilities of the solution contributed to enhancing agility in these areas, including “having a common pool of storage and compute resources, the ability to easily add capacity to their Nutanix environments, automated provisioning of resources, and offering self-service to users.”
According to IDC, participants saw the following benefits when utilizing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud:
- Average time to deploy new storage systems was 82% faster
- Average staff time to deploy each system was reduced by 85%
- Average time to update storage systems was 70% faster
- Average staff time for updates was reduced by 66%
- Average time to deploy new physical servers was 53% faster
- Average staff time to deploy new physical servers was reduced by 44%
2. Improved Data Protection and Reduced Operational Risk
IDC’s study also found that participants reported improved business continuity and reduced operational risk when utilizing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. This was achieved by “reducing the frequency of unplanned outages affecting applications and services running on their platforms and having more robust data backup and recovery environments.”
According to IDC, participants reported:
- An 85% reduction in unplanned downtime
- A 72% increase in the frequency of data backups
- A 29% increase in data recovery efforts completed within the objective
By reducing the frequency and impact of unplanned outages, enterprises utilizing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud are also reducing the costs associated with these business interruptions. This offers an opportunity for organizations to put those cost savings to work by investing it back into the backup environment.
3. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Offers A Business-Enabling IT Platform
It’s never been more apparent than now how essential business agility and adaptability is to an enterprise. For organizations utilizing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, many of the challenges associated with managing a highly distributed workforce and its data are vastly reduced.
Participants in IDC’s study found that they saw improved customer satisfaction, faster onboarding of new branches and partners, and the ability to increase focus on business objectives when utilizing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud.
IDC identified that the support Nutanix Enterprise Cloud offers to business activities results in a higher average revenue, which IDC quantified to be an average of $932,800 per organization per year.
When it comes to VDI, participants in IDC’s study also reported benefiting from faster VDI application performance and found it was easier to extend their VDI environments with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. This translates to improved productivity from employees at these organizations.
Are You Interested In Nutanix Enterprise Cloud?
The data in IDC’s study and the feedback from its participants makes it clear that Nutanix Enterprise Cloud makes a positive impact on business and operational activities for the organizations that deploy it. Enterprises of all types and from a variety of industries are adopting this solution to modernize data centers, improve IT response time and refocus IT on activities that generate revenue instead of just keeping the status quo.
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