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Nutanix Unleashes Beam, Era, Flow Software

May 15, 2018

Nutanix is expanding its product portfolio with database management and software-defined networking solutions.

Among its new offerings is Nutanix Flow, which is part of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS. Targeted at data center operators, Flow helps IT administrators automate common network configuration changes, define security policies, and monitor network performance.

“…Flow includes the ability to visualize the interactions between VMs in categories (Applications), thus providing another method to simplify the policy exercise,” explains Nutanix. “Imagine removing all the guesswork and knowing exactly how each part of an application communicates with the others. That’s what Flow provides – application-centric security based on a unique policy model and granular enforcement via microsegmentation.”

Nutanix Era, meanwhile, enables enterprises to configure and deploy databases more quickly and easily. Businesses can use it to clone or recover their databases Available beginning in the second half of this year, it will support Oracle and Postgres databases initially. Nutanix plans to add support for other databases in the future.

The company also has introduced a new solution called Nutanix Beam. Businesses can use Beam to analyze and manage their public cloud resources. That helps them keep tabs of what resources they are paying for, and which they are (or may not be) using. That way, businesses can eliminate the costs of unused resources. The Beam product is based on technology Nutanix attained via its Minjar acquisition and the integration of cloud management service Botmetric.

“Nutanix Beam provides organizations with deep visibility and rich analytics detailing cloud consumption patterns, along with one-click cost optimization across their cloud environments,” explains Gil Haberman in this blog. “Cloud operators are empowered with intelligent planning capabilities to make informed purchasing decisions based on application needs and business objectives.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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