It’s all about the app | #NEXTConf


Nutanix, Inc., a provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure, raised the bar during its .NEXT conference by announcing a new computing platform with the primary products being Nutanix Acropolis and Nutanix Prism. According to Sunil Potti, senior VP of engineering and product management for Nutanix, “The XCP [Xtreme Computing] platform is elevating infrastructure from compute storage complexities to the entire data center construct.”

Potti and Binny Gill, Nutanix chief architect, joined Stu Miniman, cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, at Nutanix .NEXT Conference 2015 to discuss the new product and the next generation of applications.

Cross-hypervised mobility

Potti stated that Acropolis is the core of the company’s super storage fabric. He elaborated, “There is a net new application mobility fabric, which frees up application workloads, leveraging the super storage fabric to have cross-hypervised mobility. Also taking it to the next level into containers and hybrid cloud.”

He explained that this enables the application mobility fabric to land on Nutanix’s native hypervisor (Acropolis) as a starting point, which will extend to other hypervisors, such as Amazon and Azure.

The shift to software company

Today, the company generally ships all software products to retain compliance and a high level of customer experience and support. Potti calls public cloud a huge tail wind. “People are tasting the wine of public cloud by testing workloads and using elastic workloads …  but the enterprise industry is broken up into predictive workloads and elastic workloads,” he stated. He went on to say that it is mostly about economics and legacy systems.

Center of Universe should be the application

When asked about the focus on machine versus application, Gill said, “Technology has evolved. About 10 years ago, the application fit into a virtual machine which gave you great consolidation benefits, but now if you look at next generation applications they are actually spanning multiple hosts.”  He feels that the focus on applications is necessary because all actions occur on that level.

Watch the full interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of Nutanix .NEXT Conference in Miami Beach.

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