Real-world IT Challenges for Small and Medium Businesses

A medium-sized business, such as a regional manufacturer or law firm, typically has a small team of IT generalists responsible for all technology services within their company, including managing the disparate, specialized and complex technologies around virtualization, server, storage and backup infrastructure. The team’s IT director struggles to drive the business forward when faced with balancing flat budgets and critical infrastructure challenges. For example, what does she do when her five-year-old SAN is approaching full capacity and end of support? How can she simultaneously upgrade her older x86 servers to support the latest version of her company’s critical applications? And how can she make sure her company’s data is fully backed up to the public cloud?

Larger companies can tackle these challenges by reshaping their datacenter infrastructure. Smaller organizations, however, are often unable to make such drastic shifts due to imposing costs and training requirements. Without access to more affordable and simpler solutions, SMBs continue to fall further behind, unable to compete as effectively with large corporations.

In order to close the technology gap, Nutanix has introduced Xpress for small and medium businesses, which provides:

  • All-in-one solution – A complete hyperconverged offering that natively integrates server, storage and virtualization and radically simplifies the infrastructure stack in a single, space-saving platform that can power 5 to 500 virtual machines (VMs) with proven performance and reliability so IT generalists who wear multiple hats can more easily support all infrastructure needs
  • Plug and Play – All software factory pre-installed and ready to run nearly any virtualized application for small and medium businesses in less than 60 minutes;
  • Built-in virtualization: Built-in Nutanix AHV hypervisor and powerful VM management can eliminate expensive virtualization licensing costs – no additional software components to install and manage
  • Future-proof: Easy data backup to public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to deliver a practical cloud strategy
  • Three-year support: Award-winning support from Nutanix technical teams and the Nutanix NEXT community of IT experts
With the addition of Xpress, Nutanix has developed a product and a strategy to bring the benefits of hyperconvergence to businesses of all sizes. Now small businesses don't have to be burdened and limited in their ability to deploy next-generation solutions like hyperconverged. They can now use Xpress to build scalable, optimized infrastructure that's manageable and cost effective.

Learn More

To learn more about Xpress, you can visit the Nutanix Blog for a detailed review or visit the Nutanix Xpress page for searchable options.


Article Date: 7/29/2016