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Nutanix Launches NX-7110 Virtual Computing Platform

By - Source: Nutanix Press Release

On Thursday, Nutanix launched its NX-7110 Virtual Computing Platform, what it calls the industry's first converged infrastructure solution that optimizes graphics-intensive virtual desktops. Companies can now move away from expensive, rigid physical workstations and applications, and access the most demanding graphics applications from an inexpensive laptop or mobile device, with performance rivaling that of expensive desktop workstations.

"This new converged platform is built specifically for virtual desktops running graphics-intensive applications -- including geospatial services, video streaming, CAD design, 3D rendering and more. And with support for multiple hypervisors, the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform becomes the platform of choice for both VMware Horizon Suite and Citrix XenDesktop deployments," reads the company's press release.

The new NX-7110 integrates Nvidia GRID and Teradici PCoIP technologies, enabling users to work with the same graphics applications that they use every day, but via a desktop that is delivered virtually. The NX-7110 can be added to an existing Nutanix cluster to seamlessly integrate graphics intense workloads, and is managed by the Nutanix Prism unified console.

Leveraging VMware's SVGA driver technology along with Nvidia GRID, the NX-7000 supports multiple rendering models, including Soft 3D, vSGA and vDGA, the product sheet states. The NX-7110 supports configurations with both Nvidia GRID K1 and K2 GPU technology, as well as Teradici PCoIP APEX cards.

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"Our mission with the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is to help enterprises support the most demanding end-user initiatives," said Howard Ting, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Nutanix. "The NX-7110 represents a significant step forward in desktop virtualization, and solidifies Nutanix as the first and only converged infrastructure provider to deliver all applications to all virtual desktops."

In addition to the NX-7110 Virtual Computing Platform, the company also released five new platforms in its NX-3000 and NX-6000 product families that feature Intel Ivy Bridge processors. These include the NX-3060, NX-3061, NX-6060, and NX-6080, which support up to 115 virtual machines on a single host, and deliver 30 percent faster performance than existing Nutanix platforms. There's also the NX-6020 that now delivers 25 percent more storage capacity, enabling enterprises to "cost-effectively scale storage resources for data archival and storage-heavy workloads."

All of the new platforms are available immediately through Nutanix channel partners worldwide.