Northern Trust works with Nutanix to build platform for VDI
Nutanix, has announced it is working with Northern Trust Corporation, a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals, to improve its VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) deployment, while also streamlining the company’s datacenter management. After implementing Nutanix, Northern Trust has lowered its total cost of ownership by 60 percent while building a VDI solution that delivers a better user experience compared to its previous infrastructure.
“Nutanix’s technology helped us simplify and centralize our support model with a single team, significantly improving end user experience while also delivering the performance we needed to expand our VDI implementation,” Vijay Luthra, Global Head of Infrastructure Engineering and Operations at Northern Trust. “We are big believers that hyperconverged infrastructure is the next evolution of the market, and it fits well into our overall platforms and cloud strategy. Going forward, we are contemplating moving server workloads and some new next-gen cloud native applications over to Nutanix.”
When evaluating solutions to improve its VDI environment, Northern Trust compared various solutions on the market, including an upgrade to its existing infrastructure, all-flash shared storage options, and hyperconverged platforms. Northern Trust looked at how long it took to build, boot, and shut down a pre-determined number of virtual machines and after rigorous testing, Northern Trust selected Nutanix.
“For most companies, critical business applications suffer when datacenter infrastructure underperforms and becomes too complex to manage,” said Sudheesh Nair, Nutanix senior vice president of world wide sales and business development. “Our customers are our collaborators, and by reducing the cost and complexity of datacenter infrastructure, we’re empowering them to focus on the experience of their end users, which is paramount to the success of their businesses.”