Enterprise applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange, along with VDI, continue to serve as the backbone of your business. Productivity, while not as sexy as profit, is a key factor in the success of business operations today. Failure to address availability and performance of internal facing business applications can drag down and even negate gains made in other areas. Many of these applications are not cloud-ready but need the benefits afforded by moving to a cloudier environment such as rapid scale, easy provisioning, and more effective management. Hyper-converged solutions are one of the ways in which these needs are being addressed, particularly when it comes to enterprise-grade business applications.
Nutanix is a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions - infrastructure in a box, if you will - and this week is hosting its inaugural .NEXT customer conference in Miami Beach. We (as in the corporate We) will also be attending, because the applications being considered for deployment using hyper-converged infrastructure still need the application (layer 4-7) services we deliver directly through BIG-IP and F5 Synthesis. We've been working with Nutanix on solutions that will ensure that critical business applications can reap the benefits of a hyper-converged infrastructure without sacrificing availability, security, and scale.
Our long history of working with Microsoft and other leading enterprise application providers is to provide real solutions for the applications business relies on. To maintain productivity means that a Nutanix hyper-converged solution paired with F5 solutions will be able to meet both the infrastructure and application challenges that arise from rapid growth.
If you're attending Nutanix .NEXT, make sure to stop by (booth #1) and find out how F5 can continue to ensure fast, secure, and available enterprise applications when delivered by a hyper-converged infrastructure. You can also follow the conference (#NextConf) and F5 (@f5networks) on Twitter.