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Reduce Risk And Simplify Your Cloud Journey With A Modern HCI Solution

  Patrick Gamble     May 14, 2024

A dual-vendor HCI solution such as Nutanix AHV can simplify your cloud migration, reduce operational costs, and set the stage for a flexible hybrid multi-cloud future.Today, businesses are constantly seeking ways to be more agile, reduce costs, and enhance security. Traditional infrastructure, with its isolated components and complex management, can hinder these objectives. Understandably, many businesses worry about disruptions during migration, data security, and a smooth cutover to a new system.

Migrating to a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution can be a transformative step. HCI simplifies IT by merging compute, storage, and virtualization resources into a single, centrally managed platform. This reduces hardware footprint and lowers operational costs, empowering IT teams to respond more to business needs.

When necessary, a dual-vendor approach can help IT leaders leverage the strengths of providers they are already consuming. Moreover, this strategy paves the way for a hybrid multi-cloud future, ensuring flexibility and optimal performance for your IT needs. Let's explore this approach in more detail. 

Leverage Existing Investments While Embracing Premier Nutanix Innovation

How can Nutanix meet the needs of enterprises consuming other virtualization products? As Nutanix delivers solutions that cater to these diverse requirements, it goes further by offering a broader range of capabilities. For example, Nutanix HCI technology aligns with the needs of customers using VMware vSphere, and how the Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) prepares IT systems for the future, supporting critical applications and databases from the edge to the datacenter and into the cloud.

In some cases, a dual-vendor approach is necessary, which allows you to seamlessly integrate HCI systems like Nutanix AHV with your existing VMware environment. This means you can continue using familiar tools like vSphere and NSX for mission-critical applications, while gradually introducing AHV clusters for new workloads. This phased approach minimizes disruption and leverages your existing VMware expertise. As you gain confidence in Nutanix AHV, you can migrate additional workloads, taking advantage of Nutanix's innovative features and simplified management.

This strategic co-existence fosters a “best-of-breed” environment, allowing you to allocate resources efficiently based on workload needs. Nutanix bridges the gap between traditional data centers and the cloud, offering a springboard to your multi-cloud future.

Embrace The Efficiency Of HCI

Many organizations still grapple with the limitations of traditional three-tier architectures. These siloed environments are cumbersome to manage and hinder cloud adoption. Nutanix AHV consolidates compute, storage, and networking into a single, scalable platform. HCI eliminates the need for complex, separate components like fiber channel storage. This streamlined approach simplifies operations, reduces costs, and paves the way for a smooth transition to the cloud.

A Hybrid Multi-cloud Future Awaits

Nutanix empowers a seamless transition from your data center to the cloud. Whether you choose AWS, Azure, or another hyperscaler, the process is simplified. The consistent management experience across environments, with minimal differences in commands and consoles, makes workload migration a breeze. Nutanix’s affordable licensing structure further sweetens the deal, allowing you to easily move workloads around without encountering significant cost barriers. This hybrid multi-cloud approach offers the best of both worlds: on-premises control and scalability combined with the flexibility and elasticity of the cloud.

Nutanix Is The Platform for Modern Workloads

Nutanix stands out as the ideal platform for powering your modern workloads. Some of its key benefits include:

  • Unmatched Hybrid Multi-cloud Experience: Manage your entire IT infrastructure, encompassing data centers, clouds, and the edge, as a single unified entity.
  • Fastest Path To Cloud: Effortlessly migrate your applications to the cloud without the need for time-consuming refactoring.
  • Modern Platform For AI Success: Leverage Nutanix's full-stack software-defined platform with integrated services to simplify AI initiatives across your entire infrastructure.
  • Simplest Operations: Enjoy consistent management across on-premises, AWS, and Azure environments, with seamless license portability.
  • Customer Satisfaction At The Forefront: Nutanix prioritizes customer success, offering industry-leading support and migration tools.
  • Cost Efficiency Champion: Realize significant cost savings with Nutanix, achieving up to 61% improvement in total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI).

Nutanix understands the critical need to minimize disruption during IT infrastructure transitions through its user-friendly platform and industry-leading migration tools. Additionally, partners and support like WEI ensure a smooth and efficient migration process. This minimizes downtime, allowing quick benefits from your new HCI environment.

Final Thoughts

The combination of a dual-vendor approach, seamless cloud integration, and a modern HCI architecture empowers you to embrace agility, scalability, and cost efficiency. With Nutanix, you can minimize risk and accelerate your journey to a thriving hybrid multi-cloud future.

WEI, a leading IT solutions provider, can be your trusted partner on this journey. Our team of virtualization experts can assess your current infrastructure to understand your specific needs, and identify the optimal migration strategy tailored to your environment. Contact WEI today and discover how Nutanix AHV can empower you to embrace agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency in today’s IT landscape.

Next Steps: When considering the implementation of unified storage, WEI has identified two main options for enterprises to consider: a web-based sandbox or rolling out on-prem. Each approach offers distinct advantages, and businesses should choose the option that best aligns with specific needs and business objectives. Listen as WEI's Senior Architect & Virtualization Ambassador, Mark Gabryjelski, explains.

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Patrick Gamble

Written by Patrick Gamble

Serving as WEI's Digital and Content Marketing Manager, Patrick is a regular subscriber to the latest news and notes across the IT industry. He is always ready to share WEI's take on ground breaking technology solutions.

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