The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a Web-scale converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance. Nutanix uses the same Web-scale principles and technologies that power the IT environment at innovative Web companies and cloud providers such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Nutanix makes Web-scale accessible to mainstream enterprises and government agencies without requiring an overhaul of their IT environments. The modular building-block design allows your organization to start with small deployments and grow incrementally into very large cluster installations. With one appliance, you can move from a small operation to handling large enterprise deployments including server virtualization, virtualized business applications, virtual desktop initiatives, test and development environments, big data (such as Splunk or Hadoop) projects, and more.
The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform integrates high-performance server resources with enterprise-class storage in a cost-effective 2U appliance. It eliminates the need for network-based storage architecture, such as a storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS). The scalability and performance that the world’s largest, most efficient data centers enjoy are now available to all enterprises and government agencies.
Cumulus Networks® changes the paradigm of networking, empowering customers to build a modern, scalable data center with general-purpose commodity hardware and high quality software support for production grade deployments. The shared vision of Nutanix and Cumulus Networks to build on the latest industry-standard hardware platforms and have the intelligence distributed in software creates a complementary solution through a new model of converged architectures with faster feature velocity to address issues with private and public clouds. With the operational flexibility and the variety of Nutanix nodes that can easily integrate with Cumulus® Linux®, we can enable customers to automate their application provisioning and deploy PODs at scale and on demand with efficient resource allocation for storage, compute, and the network.
The power of using data center tools to automate the complete underlay fabric and provision an application cluster with the simplicity of a single orchestration engine can have a great impact. A joint partnership of Nutanix and Cumulus Networks takes the proven principles of success between software-defined storage and open networking.
Here's a brief solution overview of Nutanix and Cumulus Linux (PDF).
Here's a recording of the webinar jointly presented by Nutanix and Cumulus Networks to showcase the power of a unified approach to storage, compute, and networking: watch webinar