Nutanix: Converged Compute And Storage Appliance
Nutanix is developing converged compute and storage appliances which allow customers to build virtualized data centers without the need for a SAN.
The San Jose, Calif.-based company's Nutanix Complete Appliance was designed to provide a scale-out architecture on which to build virtualized server and desktop environments. Unlike companies like Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and some of their partners which are bundling server and storage products for virtualized data centers, Nutanix plans to offer converged server and storage appliances that are purpose-built for virtualization.
Nutanix in April came out of stealth mode with its unveiling of its Series A funding round of $13.2 million. The company plans to use the funding to establish its North American market presence.