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BUPA boosts DaaS supply and multi-cloud readiness with Nutanix


Nutanix, a specialist in hybrid multicloud computing, has introduced that BUPA is harnessing Nutanix options to deal with efficiency, scalability and administration points impacting its business-critical Citrix atmosphere that helps greater than 5,000 customers.

These points have been rapidly resolved by migrating from a legacy infrastructure to the Nutanix Cloud platform and Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). Past this preliminary part, BUPA has additionally begun utilizing Nutanix Calm to completely automate administration of its DaaS computing system and permit for fast deployment of this and different workloads to any cloud in accord with long run multicloud technique.

With DaaS computing seen as a business-critical software by main medical insurance and healthcare supplier BUPA, the corporate had invested closely in a state-of-the-art Citrix resolution tailor-made to satisfy its exacting necessities. The legacy infrastructure supporting that software program, nonetheless, was approaching finish of life and its alternative wanted to deal with quite a lot of long-standing points.

Scalability, particularly, had change into an actual headache requiring consensus throughout a number of stakeholders simply to get approval for minor upgrades and modifications. Even then, these modifications might nonetheless take days or generally weeks, severely limiting BUPA’s means to reply rapidly to quickly shifting enterprise calls for. Added to which it was a really advanced setup calling for knowledgeable expertise throughout a number of disciplines simply to maintain the infrastructure lights on, not to mention improve or develop it additional.

The BUPA tech workforce determined that switching to the Nutanix Cloud Platform can be greatest for its Citrix DaaS resolution. The configuration chosen referred to as for Nutanix clusters for every of two websites, to help the three,000 current DaaS computing customers while additionally permitting for future development. These have been rapidly delivered then subsequently deployed throughout two websites to satisfy fast failover and catastrophe restoration necessities.

Customers noticed a marked enchancment in desktop efficiency right away and behind the scenes, Nutanix and Citrix labored to optimise the atmosphere. Greater than that, the entire system was quite a bit easier and simpler to handle with on-demand scaling obtainable on the press of a button and full end-to-end visibility from a single console. Help too has been streamlined with only one level of contact for all points, whether or not {hardware} or software program associated, together with the hypervisor. All can now be managed from the identical console, eliminating the necessity for knowledgeable expertise thereby liberating up employees to focus on different duties, together with plans to make use of Nutanix Calm to automate all elements of the appliance lifecycle.

Rick Jagger, technical companies supervisor, BUPA, stated: “By migrating our DaaS computing atmosphere from a legacy 3-tier platform to Nutanix we’ve gained much more than only a extra scalable, performant and agile infrastructure. We’ve stored operational prices down through the use of the AHV hypervisor and additional lowered help overheads with Nutanix Calm which is enabling us to each automate day after day administration duties and transfer ahead with confidence to a multicloud future.”

Like most massive enterprises BUPA expects the Cloud to play an rising position in its IT technique. It’s already utilizing Calm to allow it to redeploy fairly than improve purposes in place. BUPA can also be impressed by Calm’s means to rapidly deploy DaaS computing and different purposes onto any cloud and, the place doable, steadiness workloads throughout what might, finally, change into a world multicloud community supporting different components of the BUPA enterprise.

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