Nutanix has announced that Q9 Canada’s leading provider of outsourced data center services, has deployed the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform as the technology supporting its Private Cloud product offerings, complementing its core co-location operations.
By offering a Nutanix-powered Dedicated Private Cloud solution, Q9 continues to enhance its existing offerings to provide application-focused infrastructure solutions for its clients.
Leveraging the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud with the built-in AHV hypervisor, Q9 can now deliver a secure dedicated private cloud instance with a single interface to each customer. This can greatly speed up the customer journey from traditional dedicated environments to data center virtualization and also provides a full path to the cloud. Q9 can now deploy an entirely new Nutanix-based Dedicated Private Cloud cluster for customers within hours, a significant departure from the days or weeks it used to take to build more complex, dedicated VMware-based environments.
Q9 clients across many industry verticals such as financial services and the natural resources sector continue to experience significant challenges managing the growth of on-premises and co-located infrastructure installations. They are seeking consumption-based solutions that provide more control, performance, availability, security and data residency. By providing a Dedicated Private Cloud offering with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, Q9 enables an enterprise cloud environment that supports the types of controls customers require matched with a pay-per-use infrastructure elasticity model not typically found in private cloud services.
Q9 customers can now virtualize traditional enterprise applications and build their cloud apps on top of Nutanix with AHV and leverage public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. Nutanix enables Q9 to bring in disparate VMs from various hypervisors and manage them all within its private cloud. This feature provides flexibility for clients who are currently running VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V on-premises to take advantage of Q9’s private cloud for disaster recovery, creating an opportunity for Q9 as a service provider.
“Whether it’s our Dedicated Private Cloud service or the forthcoming Virtual Private Cloud offering where customers can purchase individual VMs rather than a dedicated cluster itself, Nutanix has been able to support all of our different use cases,” said Tim Harrison, product architect and technology advocate for Q9. “We are now looking at adding VDI and hosted applications on top of Nutanix. For Q9, that’s the value of Nutanix: it allows Q9 to eliminate the need for our customers to focus on managing infrastructure which, in turn, opens up new opportunities for them to grow and innovate.”
“Companies like Q9 are challenged to help customers with traditional bare metal infrastructure move to virtualized environments while also offering future-looking capabilities like the public cloud,” said Robert Yelenich, Canada country manager for Nutanix. “With the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, these companies can now offer new services to their customers which provide them with the flexibility and benefits of a public cloud while retaining the security and control of on-premises datacenter infrastructure. Companies can dramatically reduce their time to revenue, and their customers finally have access to a next-generation solution they can rely on.”