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Federal Agencies Adopt Innovative Nutanix Ultra-Dense, 2U Datacenter

Defense and Civilian Agencies Benefit From Google-Like Datacenter Efficiency With Nutanix Complete Cluster, the World's Smallest, SAN-Less Cloud Platform (April 26, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- Nutanix, the first company to offer a radically simple compute and storage building block for virtualizing datacenters without the need for shared storage, today announced it has achieved record growth across federal agencies, closing millions of dollars worth of Nutanix Complete Cluster sales. US Federal Government customers, including branches of the military, are flocking to Nutanix's SAN-less datacenter platform for its sleek, compact, secure, highly-scalable, and cost-effective characteristics for building private clouds.

Federal agencies across the board have embraced Nutanix's groundbreaking SAN-less platform in an effort to build private cloud infrastructure at 40% lower cost than traditional on-premise approaches, without compromising on strict service level and information security governance. Nutanix Complete Cluster empowers government agencies to combat the encroachment of public cloud platforms that fail to deliver Congress mandated controls.

Nutanix harnesses the same distributed system techniques that power Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix clouds and packages it into an enterprise-friendly, 2U rack-mount enclosure. State-of-the-art private cloud infrastructure is fast becoming an essential requirement for government agencies that face compliance mandates for improved datacenter efficiency and data protection.

The compact form factor of the Nutanix Complete Cluster opens up new mobile and remote datacenter possibilities for defense, education, energy, and healthcare organizations that demand infrastructure in proximity to their end users to improve application speed and end-user experience. Whether supporting the warfighter, providing end-user computing clusters, or deploying critical apps in international locations, the small and scalable 2U footprint of the Nutanix Complete Cluster has experienced strong adoption within Federal government agencies.

"We were looking for a virtualization solution that was extremely compact, light, energy-efficient, and ready for tactical mobile environments," said a prominent decision maker from a large branch of the military. "Nutanix helped us minimize our physical server footprint and at the same time deliver better quality of service for our applications."

Federal government IT departments are also looking to Nutanix to provide a cost-effective model of scale for virtualizing their datacenters. Nutanix's revolutionary approach of cutting out costly SAN and converging compute + storage into a single tier of infrastructure saves them 30 to 60 percent on equipment alone.

"Nutanix Federal has seen very strong adoption of our Complete Cluster as it allows agencies to do a lot more with a lot less. It has equated to several million dollars worth of appliances sold in the last 5 months," said Jason Langone from Nutanix's Federal Accounts team. "Many of these agencies are repeat buyers because they start small, and once they experience its innovation, they seamlessly grow the same system or deploy multiple appliances at satellite bases, effectively pushing the cloud to the edge."

Nutanix extends the power of Fusion-io to the realm of enterprise virtualization by combining Google-like high performance localized storage and distributed redundancy via high speed Arista 10GbE top-of-rack switches. Nutanix ships with four industry-standard x86 servers bundled with VMware's hypervisor in a 2U, 85 pound SAN-less server appliance.

The Nutanix Solution Reseller partner program includes some of the leading solutions providers to the federal market. "Nutanix was a natural addition for us as a virtualization solution provider to federal agencies we support," said Joe Brown, President of Accelera. "The Nutanix Complete Cluster is proven to reduce the stringent cost, space, and power requirements placed on the public sector, while meeting performance and reliability demands. We feel strongly that Nutanix is the best and most cost-effective platform to deploy enterprise VDI on. Our Nutanix customers are saving 30 percent just in capex alone over traditional compute and storage architectures."

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 by a team that built scalable systems such as Google File System and Oracle Exadata, Nutanix is based in San Jose, CA and is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, and Blumberg Capital.

Nutanix and Nutanix Complete Cluster are trademarks of Nutanix Inc. Other marks mentioned herein are trademarks that are proprietary to other companies.

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