Tightly integrated into the company's cloud infrastructure stack, Nutanix Acropolis Microsegmentation Services (AMS) will statefully inspect, monitor and govern communication flows between individual workloads to provide a more secure application environment. Application-specific policies will be defined within Nutanix Prism, giving IT teams a unified control plane to manage and secure communications between VMs, container-based applications and microservices running in a common environment. Nutanix AMS can be deployed in just minutes, and will obviate the need to invest in large and complex SDNs to protect the application environment."Moving to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform has already allowed us to shift our focus to delivering value back to our business," said Alexandre Delen, managing director at Delen Private Bank. "With the addition of microsegmentation services, we can be confident that our critical applications will be secure without having to overlay an entirely new virtual network topology." Orchestrate Networking and Security Services with One-Click Orchestrating the various network services required for application delivery is not only complex and error-prone, it can slow the modernization of enterprise datacenters. Achieving more agile, dynamic and cloud-like infrastructure demands that networks be made invisible, just like compute and storage resources, so that IT teams can refocus efforts on delivering applications critical to the business. Nutanix Acropolis provides simple and open APIs that allow for automated policy updates to top-of-rack (ToR) switches, application delivery controllers (ADCs) and firewalls based on application lifecycle events, providing Nutanix administrators a streamlined and automated application deployment workflow. A leading cloud networking vendor, Arista Networks, and storage networking vendor, Brocade, as well as ADC and security vendors such as Citrix and F5 Networks can now automate network provisioning and modify policies in real-time based on application and IT lifecycle changes. Additionally, virtualized network and security services can be intelligently inserted into the application environment based on app-centric policies, ensuring that the proper services are applied to each application and are executed in the right sequence. These services will complement Nutanix's native visualization and network security capabilities, providing advanced application inspection and threat mitigation capabilities. Prominent security vendors such as Illumio and vArmour can use the service insertion and orchestration capabilities to enable turnkey, fully orchestrated security solutions that provide advanced security enforcement and threat mitigation, and drastically reduce operational complexity.
IT teams benefit from Nutanix Prism serving as a single point of control for all infrastructure resources, along with seamless network integration so that network-based services instantly adapt to changes in the virtual environment."Businesses clearly see the value in converging the datacenter to reduce complexity, but stopping at storage and virtualization is not enough. Networking and security are integral functions that can no longer be treated as piecemeal add-ons that introduce more complexity and distract IT from delivering value back to the business," said Sunil Potti, chief product and development officer at Nutanix. "We're committed to making the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform the de facto standard for companies looking to reduce IT complexity while benefitting from the complete integration of all IT infrastructure, from storage to security." Product Availability Network visualization and the initial set of APIs for network orchestration will be available by January 2017. The remaining capabilities are under development. For more information, please visit the Nutanix blog. Supporting Quotes: "Nutanix is continuing to innovate by converging yet another datacenter silo within its Enterprise Cloud stack," said Eric Sheppard, research director, IDC. "Given the frequency of security breaches being uncovered, protecting applications and data against threats has become a top priority for enterprises. Having an integrated solution that delivers all aspects of infrastructure, including network security and orchestration, will greatly benefit customers of all sizes." "Arista's Extensible Operating System (EOS) Acropolis tracer and MicroSegmentation Services (MSS) automates the provisioning of physical networking infrastructure and security services via a tight integration with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform APIs," said Ed Chapman, vice president business development and alliances, Arista Networks. "The joint solution simplifies management and provisioning, speeds up service delivery and lowers costs through reduced complexity and increased operational efficiency." "Nutanix APIs for network provisioning and management will further enhance the value customers experience with simplified management and 1-click automation," said Steve Shah, vice president of product management, Citrix. "We believe that automation is a key requirement for delivering the best experience for our customers and the Citrix/Nutanix relationship will help us deliver on this requirement for cloud and hybrid environments with Citrix NetScaler." "We're excited to be part of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform because it demonstrates the value of open, turnkey, event-driven automation," said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, switching, routing and analytics products group, Brocade. "Nutanix integration with the Brocade Workflow Composer automation platform, powered by StackStorm, will enable seamless provisioning, troubleshooting and remediation of networking services. As a result, Nutanix customers can increase their agility and operational efficiency." "F5 is excited to demonstrate the API-level integration between BIG-IP using iWorkflow and the Nutanix environment," said Calvin Rowland, senior vice president, business development and public cloud, F5 Networks. "These new capabilities enable our customers to more easily automate, orchestrate, and manage critical application delivery services in their hybrid cloud deployments." "Nutanix is one of our key platform partners in delivering security to the enterprise," said Alan Cohen, chief commercial officer, Illumio. "Through jointly offering a rich API and simple management experience, our customers benefit from greater visibility and application-centric, dynamic policy enforcement." "Nutanix is a strategic partner for vArmour. We go to market together globally," said Timothy Eades, CEO, vArmour. "We both fundamentally agree that understanding interactions between users, applications and networks is foundational to securing the cloud. We deliver this value to our joint customers 24 x 7 x 365." About Nutanix Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. 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