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Nutanix Recognised as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Vendor for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Recognition Showcases Company’s Strength in Unstructured Storage Solutions

Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multicloud computing, today announced that it has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. Nutanix believes that this recognition showcases the strength of the company’s unstructured storage offerings, Nutanix Files and Nutanix Objects, which provide customers with an easy-to-use, scale out storage fabric across their different cloud environments, simplifying data management and enabling effective cost optimisation.

“As companies continue along their journey to a hybrid and multicloud future, they’re looking for a cloud platform that is flexible, resilient and scalable, and unified storage that works across multiple environments is a critical part of that journey,” said David Sangster, Chief Operating Officer at Nutanix. “To us, being recognised as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage shows the strengths of our solutions and the value they provide to customers.”

This Customers’ Choice recognition is based on detailed feedback from 56 customer ratings collected in the past year across multiple vendors in the distributed file systems and object storage space. Nutanix Files and Nutanix Objects hold an average score of 4.8 out of 5.*

The Nutanix cloud platform, built on its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, delivers unstructured storage solutions to provide unified storage for any workload across multiple deployments, including public and private cloud, remote and edge sites. This enables customers to manage the storage environment from a single pane of glass as well as automate common deployment and maintenance tasks to simplify operations and provide control to data owners. Integrated analytics and robust security features, including recently released strengthened ransomware protection for Files and Objects, give greater visibility into data and how it is being used to better protect it from internal and external threats. Additionally, successful hybrid and multicloud deployments include simple and flexible storage pools to store data over its life. Nutanix unified storage solutions provide these storage services in a simple, flexible, and secure manner.

Customers frequently highlight simplicity as a key benefit to enable easier day-to-day management, faster deployment, and reduced maintenance activity. Data visibility and security are also frequently mentioned, along with flexibility, including the ability to support for a wide range of deployments一from a single node cluster for remote and edge sites to very large multi-petabyte clusters of up to 32 nodes. Finally, customers identify a robust feature set to rival any enterprise storage system, including space reduction and efficiency technologies, integrated resilience features, and data lifecycle management capabilities.

Nutanix customers said:

Nutanix Files – Great Performance With Easy Setup And Management

“Nutanix Files has been a very good product for us. It has done exactly what we wanted it to do. It provided the required performance, it has been straightforward to increase the capacity and the Data Protection was seamless to setup & [they] actually run. The product has improved as we have used it over the last few years. The software updates have been timely, easy to deploy and have provided some significant improvement especially around management of the product which was lacking when we first deployed it.”

–        Infrastructure Engineer in the financial services industry

Excellent Product And Company

“The software-defined horizontal expansion architecture and the pay-as-you-go model meet the needs of large-scale and high-growth file storage at the optimal cost. The deployment of Nutanix Files is very simple, one-click deployment. Utilising the native disaster recovery function of the hyper-converged architecture, under the multi-data center deployment architecture, it is very easy to realise the backup and disaster recovery of unstructured data. We have deployed Files in the headquarters and multiple branches, and easily synchronise files across data centers. Nutanix Files not only provides file services, but also provides rich file analysis functions. Administrators can use these functions to monitor and warn abnormal user behavior, or view audit records or file permission change history.”

–        IT Professional in the manufacturing industry

Nutanix Files: File Storage System Of This Era

“It is easy to automate business operations by viewing [data analytics], who is using it and then driving automated control.”

–        IT Administrator in the services industry

Nutanix’s relentless focus on customers is evident in the company’s average net promoter score of 90 over the past seven years. In April 2020, the company was also namedby Gartner, Inc. as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. This recognition also comes on the heels of a strong quarter for Nutanix as the company focuses on delivering a cloud platform to help customers on their hybrid and multicloud journeys, along with expanding adoption of portfolio products like Files and Objects.

More customer reviews on Nutanix Files and Objects are available here.


*Ratings and reviews are current as of March 11, 2021. Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.