SOURCE: Nutanix

June 26, 2012 08:01 ET

Nutanix Laps the Competition at Interop Tokyo; Wins Best of Show Grand Prix Award

Fusion-io Powered, SAN-Free Nutanix Complete Cluster Dominates in Cloud Computing & Virtualization Category; Finalists Included Nicira, HP, NEC, Cisco, Riverbed, Hitachi, and NTT

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Nutanix (, the first company to offer a SAN-Free datacenter platform for VMware virtualized workloads was honored to receive -- in partnership with Nissho Electronics -- the prestigious Grand Prix Award for Best of Show at Interop Japan. Nissho Electronics, a Platinum Nutanix Reseller, was first to market with Nutanix Complete Cluster in Asia Pacific markets.

Consolidating hardware delivers massive power and rackspace savings

Nutanix's innovative solution collapses the conventional two-tiered datacenter design -- compute and storage -- down to one single scalable appliance, delivering the world's first flash-accelerated 2U datacenter, capable of hosting hundreds of virtual machines without the need for a SAN. A single 2U Nutanix enclosure replaces more than 20U worth of legacy equipment, freeing up valuable rack space, lowering energy costs, all while dramatically improving application performance via Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) server-attached flash memory.

The massive reduction in footprint allows enterprises, public institutions, and military agencies to declutter overcrowded datacenters that are pushing the limits on rackspace, and power and cooling resources, especially in the wake of Japan's recent large scale natural and environmental disasters. Government enforced power rationing and surging interest in energy efficient technology have led businesses across Japan to seek compact, high density infrastructure solutions that focus on power and rackspace efficiency.

"Nutanix Complete Cluster is the most suitable product for virtualized infrastructure because of its effective use of server-side flash. It achieves high performance via an innovative scale-out architecture, which realizes linear performance growth at very large cluster sizes," said Hitoshi Ishii, Senior Editor of Cloud Watch, a prominent Japanese IT publication.

"Nissho Electronics strives to deliver best of breed solutions to our Japanese customers that are scrambling to find more efficient products to host their virtualized applications. Nutanix significantly shrinks the datacenter footprint by eliminating 80% or more of the infrastructure, while simultaneously reducing storage cost and performance bottlenecks," said Takashi Harada, Product Manager at Nissho. "It is the perfect solution fit for our cloud practice focused on virtual desktops and Infrastructure-as-a-Service."

"Japanese customers put product quality, performance, customer support, and documentation above everything else when considering new technology. Japan keeps Silicon Valley innovation honest. Our recent high-velocity customer wins, along with Nissho's synergy and our power and rackspace efficient design, helped make a very compelling case at Interop. Customers running Hadoop on Nutanix are pushing the envelope on high-density virtualization," said Sudheesh Nair, VP of Sales at Nutanix.

Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS), the core of Nutanix's Complete Cluster tethers high performance solid state storage directly to enterprise applications while preserving the elegance and simplicity of shared storage. NDFS amplifies the power of Fusion-io in the realm of enterprise virtualization by combining Google-like high performance, localized storage, and scale-out distributed redundancy via high-speed 10GbE top-of-rack switches, like Arista Networks. The base cluster ships with four industry-standard x86 servers bundled with VMware's hypervisor in a 2U, 75-lb, SAN-Free server appliance.

About Nutanix
Nutanix is the first company to offer a radically simple compute and storage infrastructure for implementing enterprise-class virtualization without complex and expensive network storage (SAN or NAS). Founded in 2009 by a team that built scalable systems such as Google File System and enterprise-class systems such as Oracle Database/Exadata, Nutanix is based in San Jose, California, and is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, and Blumberg Capital.

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