Vocus deploys Nutanix for infrastructure modernisation

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, is using Vocus Communications (ASX:VOC) to modernise its technology infrastructure with the Dell EMC XC Series appliance running the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, which comes with a built-in virtualisation solution, the company said.

Vocus, an Australian telecommunications company, decided to make a clean break from its three-tier architecture and adopt Nutanix to run its wide range of business support systems (BSS), including large-scale billing and provisioning systems. Benefits include power savings, a reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) across IT spend, increased automation and business intelligence.

The telecoms giant selected the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform from among a variety of hyperconverged solutions due to its maturity and leadership in the market, simplicity, and the proven open-source KVM technology based hypervisor, Nutanix AHV. The latter was a vital part of the decision, as it brings low-touch virtualisation management and associated cost savings.

Traditionally, Vocus refreshed its IT infrastructure every four to five years and had been using a storage area network (SAN) model until the Nutanix-enabled solution. Its most recent infrastructure was approaching end-of-life, meaning increased maintenance and support costs.

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