The desire to deliver IT infrastructure with greater ease of use, rapid self-service, and a seamless experience for end-users has given rise to a new data center technology: hyperconverged infrastructure.
Hyperconverged infrastructure combines both compute and storage into a single building block, connected over 10-gigabit Ethernet. By eliminating hardware-based storage controllers with their own networks, hyperconverged systems enable the delivery of higher read/write speeds.
The Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform converges compute and storage-network resource pools in this way into a single, integrated appliance based on:
- The Intel® Xeon® processor;
- Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSD) Data Center Series; and
- 10GbE Intel® Ethernet Network Adapters.
The platform allows data centers to flexibly scale capacity, upgrading and expanding systems at their own pace with linear, predictable scale-out and pay-as-you-grow expansion. Intel has enabled Nutanix to build an IT infrastructure that enhances both efficiency and affordability for end-users, delivering 8x faster deployment at 50-60 percent lower total cost of ownership (TCO).