SOURCE: Nutanix


October 09, 2012 03:00 ET

Nutanix Partners With Mason IT to Deliver EMEA's First SAN-Free, Zero-Carbon Private Cloud

Mason IT Chooses Nutanix Technology Within Its Own and Customers' Data Centres

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) -   Nutanix (, the provider of scalable converged data centre systems for virtualised workload, today announced at VMworld Barcelona, Mason IT as their first cloud service provider in EMEA. Mason IT, a private cloud provider and Value Added Reseller (VAR), will utilise Nutanix cluster within their own data centres and provide on-premise solutions for their customers.

Mason IT offers the only sustainable private cloud solution in EMEA built using Nutanix technology. Mason IT chose Nutanix due to its flexible, scalable and predictable performance. Nutanix's innovative solution collapses the conventional two-tiered data centre design of storage and compute down to one single scalable appliance, delivering the world's first flash-accelerated datacentre, capable of hosting thousands of virtualised workloads without the need for a SAN.

"Sustainable IT is a key part of our company strategy. We offer our customers two private cloud options; a UK-based solution with infrastructure built using the latest-generation, energy-efficient technology and a sustainable zero-carbon private cloud in Iceland, where our customers benefit from 100% renewable energy with lower, and predictable long-term energy costs," said Gisli Helgason, technical director at Mason IT. "Not only do Nutanix focus on energy efficiency, but they offer a radically different approach to a traditional architecture by providing converged compute and storage. This can scale to manage petabytes of data with no degradation of performance for our customers."

Alan Campbell, Director, Nutanix EMEA, stated, "Having Mason IT as not only our first cloud service provider customer in EMEA but also as a member of our growing partner network, emphasises the importance of a scalable, cost effective approach to providing infrastructure-as-a-service. With many organisations looking to leverage cloud services to provide a competitive edge, we look forward to working with Mason IT to accelerate cloud offerings in EMEA. We are also pleased to have Gisli Helgason, technical director from Mason IT, on our booth at VMworld to talk to attendees about Nutanix from a customer's and service provider perspective."

With many analysts predicting cloud services to rapidly increase in the next few years and the EU stating that businesses will be investing EUR 45 billion in cloud computing by 2020, the Nutanix Cluster is the ideal platform for building a sustainable, SAN-free datacentre.

"We are seeing a more dramatic uptake of our solutions for cloud service providers in EMEA than any other region in which we operate," observed Dheeraj Pandey, CEO, Nutanix. "Mason IT are a good example of what our customers can achieve with our Nutanix Cluster in providing cost-effective cloud solutions based on our platform."

Nutanix is exhibiting at VMworld Barcelona on Booth S501, with a speaking slot in the Solutions Exchange Theatre and a general session EUC1494.

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 external 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, Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, and Blumberg Capital.

About Mason IT
Mason IT (, headquartered in the UK, have a passion for delivering leading-edge sustainable technology solutions through a consultative approach. This, combined with technical expertise, and established relationships with leading technology vendors, ensure that customers' end-to-end IT solutions requirements are met.

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