Cloud Activ8 Storage

Hybrid, Hyper Converged, On Prem, Scale-Up and out Cloud storage on one platform.

Non-disruptive Upgrades/ Downgrade delivering exceptional time to value.

Unified Data Management in a Multi-cloud World

HCI integrated extension of compute and data for VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, Openstack and traditional systems. Intelligently manage and share data to help your business make informed decisions. Replace storage silos that limit visibility, block access, and slow innovation. Hybrid cloud storage is the best approach to managing multiple cloud and on premise storage that uses both local and off-site resources simultaneously. Cloud Activ8 storage infrastructure is often used to supplement, complement and enhance, internal data storage with public/ private cloud storage. Policy engines keep frequently used data on-site while simultaneously moving inactive data to the cloud in a transparent manner.

Cloud Activ8 hybrid HCI storage is a way that organizations facilitate primary, secondary and data backup processes and disaster recovery (DR) planning cohesively. Since replicating data stored in conventional on-premises data centres to a secondary data centre can be tedious and expensive, adding backup data to the cloud and on premise becomes convoluted However Cloud Activ8 services can provide organizations with higher levels of reliability, quicker recovery times and lower costs.

Capitalize on the Maximum Potential of Your Business Data
Unified Storage enables you to easily manage and control your business data no matter where it sides separate application, storage, and geographic silos.

Get a your data under control and governance
Rise above legacy storage management by getting business teams the data they need when they need it.

Make agile resourceful decisions
Analyse, gain deeper insights and secure your growing data footprint with Nutanix Data Lens.

Seamless integration
Scale on prem, data centre, cloud, and branch offices as data grows while centrally managing data and storage.

Hybrid HCI Storage refers to a mixed computing, storage, and services environment made up of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud services, and a public cloud—such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure—with orchestration among the various platforms. Using a combination of public clouds, on-premises computing, and private clouds in your data centre means that you have a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Hybrid HCI storage benefits
Although hybrid HCI storage services can drive cost savings, their main value lies in supporting a fast-moving digital business transformation. Every technology management organization runs under two agendas: the IT agenda and the business transformation agenda. Typically, the IT agenda has been focused on saving costs and resources and in additional digital business transformation agendas should be focused on investments outcomes

The primary benefit of a hybrid HCI storage is agnostic agility. The need to adapt and change direction quickly is a core principle of a digital business. Your enterprise might want (or need) to combine public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises resources and data storage to gain the agility it needs for a competitive advantage.

Public Hybrid : Advantages and disadvantages
If you contract with a service provider such as AWS or Azure, you’re using a public cloud and essentially renting a slice of their distributed data center infrastructure. Public clouds deliver cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS). They offer economies of scale, scale elastically, and run fully automated, so it’s nearly impossible for an on-premises data center to compete.

  • Scalability (both up and down). Almost unlimited due to on-demand cloud resources.
  • Lower capital expenditure (capex). You don’t need to purchase all your own data centre equipment.
  • Reliability. Due to services distributed across multiple data centres.
  • Less control over data security. You never know where—and under what geographic or other restrictions—your data is operating.
  • Higher operational expenditure (opex). As you scale performance, your cost-per-hour fees rise.
Private Hybrid: Advantages and disadvantages
If you set up a dedicated cloud infrastructure for your enterprise, you are using a private cloud. It’s a private cloud whether you manage it yourself or hire a third-party service, and whether you host it in your data center or off-premises.

  • Security. Your data and applications remain behind your firewall and are accessible only to your enterprise—making private clouds better suited for processing or storing sensitive data.
  • Potentially lower TCO. Through lower opex over time
  • Greater control and customization. Fit your servers to your enterprise’s preferences.
  • Flexibility. Ability to move non-sensitive data to a public cloud to accommodate sudden bursts of demand on your private cloud.
  • Higher costs. Increased initial charges and the need to repay costs of the equipment you purchase.
  • Responsibility. For operating and maintaining your own data center, IT hardware, and enterprise software—as well as your own security and compliance.
  • Less flexibility. In scaling IT resources up or down as your needs change.
The hybrid approach allows applications and components to interoperate across boundaries (for example, cloud versus on‐premises), between cloud instances, and even between architectures (for example, traditional versus modern digital). The same level of distribution and access flexibility is also needed for data.

Whether you’re handling workloads or datasets, in the dynamic digital world, you should plan for things to move around in response to evolving needs. Where applications or data live today might not be the best place for them to live over time.
A hybrid HCI Storage characteristics:
  • Your on-premises data center, private and public cloud resources, and workloads are tied together under common data management while staying distinct.
  • •You can connect existing systems running on traditional architectures that run business-critical applications or contain sensitive data that might not be suited for the public cloud.
  • •Hybrid HCI cloud infrastructures are enabled by a Data interoperability which uses an agnostic approach to provide a common set of data services across any combination of IT resources.
Hybrid storage scenarios
  • Dynamic or frequently changing workloads. Use an easily scalable public cloud for your dynamic workloads, while leaving less volatile, or more sensitive, workloads to a private cloud or on-premises data centre.
  • Separating critical workloads from less-sensitive workloads. You might store sensitive financial or customer information on your private cloud, and use a public cloud to run the rest of your enterprise applications.
  • Big data processing. It’s unlikely that you process big data continuously at a near-constant volume. Instead, you could run some of your big data analytics using highly scalable public cloud resources, while also using a private cloud to ensure data security and keep sensitive big data behind your firewall.
  • Moving to the cloud incrementally, at your own pace. Put some of your workloads on a public cloud or on a small-scale private cloud. See what works for your enterprise, and continue expanding your cloud presence as needed—on public clouds, private clouds, or a mixture of the two.
  • Temporary processing capacity needs. A hybrid cloud lets you allocate public cloud resources for short-term projects, at a lower cost than if you used your own data centre’s IT infrastructure. That way, you don’t overinvest in equipment you’ll need only temporarily.
  • Flexibility for the future. No matter how well you plan to meet today’s needs, unless you have a crystal ball, you won’t know how your needs might change next month or next year. A hybrid cloud approach lets you match your actual data management requirements to the public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises resources that are best able to handle them.
  • Best of both worlds. Unless you have clear-cut needs fulfilled by only a public cloud solution or only a private cloud solution, why limit your options? Choose a hybrid cloud approach, and you can tap the advantages of both worlds simultaneously.

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