Nutanix offers virtual private cloud HCI, multicloud workload management

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Nutanix is releasing enhancements to its AOS operating system and Era database-management service designed to make it easier for enterprises to manage data, workloads, and business-continuity security tools in hybrid cloud environments via software-defined networking capabilities

AOS and Era are both components of the Nutanix Cloud Platform. AOS 6, the new version of Nutanix’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, is designed to simplify network management across multiple clouds and enable enterprises to build virtual private clouds. Nutanix announced the updates at its .NEXT event this week.

A new network-virtualization feature, called Flow Networking, has VPN capabilities that allow customers to extend their virtual networks to public and private clouds without the need of dedicated physical appliances, allowing for software-defined network (SDN) management.­­ The new feature is built on Nutanix’s AHV hypervisor and lets network administrators manage hybrid-cloud infrastructure through a single interface.

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