An Infrastructure for Big Data and AI

July 8, 2018

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IBM® Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix is a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution that combines Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power® Systems. The integrated solution targets demanding transactional and cognitive analytics workloads with an infrastructure that is easy to manage and simple to scale.


Web-scale architecture

IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix bridge the efficiency and performance gaps between enterprise datacenters and public clouds. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software enables simple management, nimbleness and cost efficiency for open system environments, allowing IT experts to spend more time optimizing performance and extracting insight from applications and data.


Acropolis OS

Nutanix Acropolis delivers software-defined enterprise-class storage, compute and native virtualization services to run nearly any application. It provides feature-rich data services in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure solution that can be deployed out of the box in 60 minutes or less. Its distributed file services eliminate the need for standalone SAN or NAS-based storage separate from compute servers – reducing the complexity of infrastructure management.

Prism management

Prism simplifies infrastructure management with one-click operations. Prism provides an end-to-end management solution for virtualized datacenter environments. It streamlines and automates common workflows therefore eliminating the need for multiple management solutions across datacenter operations. With its advanced machine learning technology, Prism analyzes system data to generate actionable insights – optimizing virtualization and infrastructure management.

IBM POWER Architecture

Systems built with the POWER architecture are different by design – engineered at every level to be more powerful and open than competing server designs. POWER8 processors enable 4X more memory bandwidth, cache and threads per core versus x86. IBM Power Systems deliver superior VM density in cloud environments providing a clear price-performance advantage versus x86-based systems for workloads such as MongoDB, IBM Websphere Application Server and EDB Postgres, among others.

Seamlessly scale data across distributed nodes

Individual servers (called nodes) are clustered together in a scale-out topology managed by the Nutanix software stack. Internal physical storage resources from each node are pooled into one large, virtualized distributed file system. Additional servers can easily be added to increase compute or storage capacity dynamically with single-click simplicity.


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