Nutanix’s Offerings Provide Greater Storage Management Simplicity,
Easy Consolidation of Existing Infrastructure, and Lower IT Expenses
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced
that the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) has chosen the
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform for an improved ROI resulting in 27%
lower estimated costs versus competitive solutions over a five-year
period, a reduced VM cloning time from 31 minutes on OUAC’s old systems
to just six seconds on Nutanix, and four times less rack space in the
organization’s data centers.
In order to choose a new IT infrastructure provider, the team evaluated
options from five providers to find a solution with sufficient capacity
to accommodate 100% growth over the next two years, and to integrate
with OUAC’s existing backup/recovery solution and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
network. Not only did Nutanix accomplish each of these needs, it also
provided OUAC with an additional estimated five-year cost savings of 27%
lower than any of the alternate solutions due to fewer server and energy
OUAC purchased two Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform systems in 2016.
One was installed at OUAC’s main data center, and the other at its
remote disaster recovery site. The Nutanix deployment took less than a
half a day to install at each location, as opposed to OUAC’s previous
solution of NetApp storage, HP servers and VMware virtualization, which
had taken OUAC four to five days to deploy.
“We started our upgrade project as just a ‘storage replacement
adventure’, but when we looked at what Nutanix offered, the Enterprise
Cloud platform made a lot of sense for our use case,” said Peter
Schaefer, Manager of Systems Infrastructure and Facilities at OUAC.
“We’re extremely happy with the Nutanix solution, and our relationships
with both the support and sales teams have been stellar. We made an
excellent decision when we decided to switch to Nutanix.”
Since moving to Nutanix to run its product server virtualization and
disaster recovery, the OUAC IT team no longer has to manage separate
servers, storage, and network components. As a result, the team is
saving over 100 hours per year in IT management time. The team has also
seen significant savings in data center space: they’ve gone from 34 rack
units of HP servers and NetApp storage systems, down to just 8 rack
units of Nutanix. Overall, OUAC’s entire system is also running much
faster: when cloning a VM, the time to finish dropped from 31 minutes on
the five-year old NetApp systems to just 6 seconds on Nutanix. Finally,
OUAC is also leveraging Nutanix built-in data protection, which has
increased the speed of backup replication times on Nutanix and has eased
OUAC’s restore initiatives.
“OUAC now joins a long list of renowned educational institutions and
centers that rely on Nutanix Enterprise Clouds for faster performance,
higher reliability and reduced management of their IT infrastructures,”
said Robert Yelenich, country manager, Canada, Nutanix. “Due to its
capacity to adapt and scale based on budgets and team size, the Nutanix
Enterprise Cloud Platform is an ideal choice for many of our customers
in the education sector.”
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