Cloud Provider Firstnet to Offer Hybrid Cloud Services on The ‘Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform’
4 May 2017
Cloud provider Firstnet Solutions (Firstnet) is to offer hybrid cloud services on the ‘Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform’. Firstnet, which has headquarters in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, was established in 2011. The company specialises in offering enterprise-class support tailored to the needs of its customers’ businesses. The company recently launched a data centre in Leeds through its Firstnet Data Centres brand. Aside from Leeds the company operates UK-based Tier 3 data centres in Manchester and London. It aims to be “the first dedicated Tier III data centre in its region” to offer customers co-location facilities alongside “a new mix of managed hosting, virtual desktop and cloud services”.
The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform allows users to benefit from certified hypervisor options with “zero license costs”. The platform “goes beyond hyperconverged infrastructure to deliver a software-defined enterprise cloud that can run any application at any scale”. Firstnet chose Nutanix as a partner based on extensive research and competitive analysis. The Nutanix platform offers hypervisor neutral virtualisation capabilities and features Nutanix Prism – a single management pane for both compute and storage resources. The platform offers “immediate managed hosting” with built in VDI services using the Nutanix AHV virtualisation solution.
“We spent months looking at both traditional 3-tier and hyperconverged infrastructure alternatives, none of which matched the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, which simply re-writes all the rules,” explained Firstnet’s Head of Enterprise Technologies, Paul Straton. “It is less complicated and much easier to manage than anything else on the market, featuring a self-healing architecture. It is also hugely scalable and able to deliver the services customers need to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure.”
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