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Nutanix announces new storage, compute services


Software defined data center player Nutanix announced that it's adding a new batch of developer-oriented services to its Enterprise Cloud OS software. Additionally, Nutanix is rolling out enhancements to its virtualization technology and new platform features, that overall support the company's bid to manage distributed cloud environments for enterprises. Key to the new products is the Acropolis Object Storage Service, which the company said provides an Amazon Web Services S3-compatible API that lets app-dev teams using Nutanix to consume storage for things like data archival as an, on-demand service, similar to other public cloud offerings. On the virtualization front, Nutanix announced performance enhancements planned for its upcoming v5.5 software release, included integrated support for virtual Graphics Processing Units (vGPU), as well as support for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS). Meantime, Nutanix announced a new compute service dubbed Acropolis Compute Cloud (AC2), which also takes the consumption route and lets app development teams scale infrastructure up or down based on use.

HPE aims GreenLake VDI services at use case, worker roles


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is tailoring virtual desktop infrastructure and remote work packages for roles such as engineering workers, power users and knowledge workers. Under HPE GreenLake for VDI, enterprise will get a set of cloud services that combine technologies from Citrix, Nutanix, Nvidia and VMware with HPE's systems and management tools. HPE rolled out a set of VDI tools in April and now is building out partnerships and targeting by use case and roles. According to the company, HPE GreenLake for VDI customers can select type of workers to support and size of remote workforce. Devices are shipped in quantities of 100-300-500-1000 sizes and customers pay based on usage.

Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses


Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees. The new card, the Tesla M10, includes 4 GPUs and 32GB of memory, or enough compute power to stream desktop apps to 64 end users, according to Nvidia. Customers buy the graphics hardware in Grid servers from partners such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, Cisco Systems and Nutanix, along with virtualization software such as VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop. Proponents say running apps centrally and streaming them to end users can reduce hardware and management costs. Users can get by with cheaper PCs that don't have enough compute power to run graphics-heavy programs.

Desktop as a Service Solution Strengthened By Nutanix - Express Computer


Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced that it added several new capabilities to its Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution Xi Frame, delivering an even richer experience for enterprise customers, including strengthened security, increased flexibility, and broader availability. The new capabilities include: enhanced onboarding for on-premises desktop workloads on Nutanix AHV, expanded support for user profile management, the ability to convert Windows Apps into Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and increased regional datacenter support to 69 regions across Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS). An already strong offering to help customers deliver remote work capabilities in minutes, Xi Frame delivered a record quarter, based on total revenue, in Q3 of fiscal year 2020, and represented an important contribution to Nutanix's end user computing business which brought in about 20% of new customer deals during the same quarter. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a drastic shift in operations for most companies around the globe. Many had to turn on a dime to deliver remote work capabilities to employees overnight, with solutions like Xi Frame helping them in the process.

Qumulo Appoints Craig Bumpus as Chief Revenue Officer


Customer-Focused Revenue Strategist to Lead Company's Continued, Rapid Growth Strategy Qumulo, the leading provider of hybrid cloud file data services, announced the appointment of Craig Bumpus as the company's chief revenue officer (CRO). In this newly created role, Bumpus will be responsible for accelerating Qumulo's rapid revenue growth, driving adoption of Qumulo as a data platform in both public and private clouds, and scaling a global organization to service customers across the Americas, EMEA and Asia. Today's CRO appointment follows the recent additions of Barry Russell, senior vice president and general manager of cloud, and Michael Cornwell, chief technology officer, to Qumulo's executive team and comes during a period of strong sales momentum. These appointments underscore Qumulo's commitment to aggressively extend its leadership position in leveraging cloud and file software services to enable customers to accelerate their data-driven outcomes. "Qumulo continues to invest in building a world-class executive leadership team with the right expertise, experience and tenacity to guide the company in its next stage of growth," said Bill Richter, president and CEO at Qumulo.