.NEXT 2019 Recap

May 13th, 2019
.NEXT 2019 Recap

The 2019 Nutanix .NEXT conference, which took place in Anaheim, California this past May,  provided IT leaders from around the globe with a tremendous amount of information regarding enterprise data center and cloud technologies.

So what is the .NEXT event? .NEXT is an annual conference that primarily focusses on the progress, innovation, and expansion of the entire Nutanix portfolio. The event is best known for educational opportunities. Unlike many other vendor conferences, .NEXT offers attendees the chance to sit in on classes, hands-on labs, and even take advantage of in-person certification testing. 

Since High Availability, Inc. is now implementing and manager far more Nutanix HCI environment than we ever have before - we knew we had to attend (again). Here are a few takeaways and announcements from the event concerning some Nutanix solutions:

Nutanix Mine:
Nutanix Mine is a new open solution that integrates secondary storage operations with the Nutanix Enterprise Platform. Mine will provide native integration with industry-leading backup vendors (Veeam, HYCU, Commvault, Veritas, Unitrends...). This integration means you can now manage your HCI environment and backup operations from a single console to reduce the cost and complexity of storage management. 

Xi Frame:
Acquisition by Nutanix from Frame, Inc., Xi Frame offers Desktop as a Service through your browser without the need of a plugin via HTML-5. Take a browser, anywhere in the world, and start your own desktop or start applications directly from within the browser. You only pay for what you use.  Xi Frame can now run on AHV and extends its desktop delivery capabilities beyond public cloud infrastructures like Azure and AWS.

Xi Epoch:
This offer solution offers an overview of your cloud applications. It gives a clear view of the interactions between your applications, without being dependent on one framework or a specific language. IT also includes performance monitoring and a tool to investigate application outages.

Xi Leap:
Don't have the time or budget to manage your DR infrastructure? XiLeap is a DR as a Service solution delivered from Xi Cloud. XiLeap is a no-install solution that eliminates the complexity of setting up VPN tunnels and routing protocols to enable reachability between the on-prem and cloud networks. Xi Leap is now expanding cloud-based disaster recovery services to new availability zones.

The Nutanix IoT platform called Xi IoT platform now offers new capabilities to develop and deploy IoT and AI applications in the cloud or at the edge. You can now streamline the development of IoT and AI applications with seamless connectivity to cloud and your own datacenter resources.

Interested in attending .Next in 2020? The sixth annual .NEXT conference takes place in Chicago from June 30th - July 2nd. 

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