Nutanix launches virtual desktop infrastructure to boost remote work capabilities

ENTERPRISE cloud computing group Nutanix has  announced a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service to help promote remote work adoption among Australian and New Zealand organisations.

Nutanix FastTrack for VDI brings together Nutanix HCI and software with selected partners to accelerate and optimise a full VDI service in just a few weeks.

Building VDI environments to effectively maintain core business and technical operations usually takes up to a few months but Nutanix FastTrack for VDI can reduce that to a matter of weeks. 

The announcement comes as research shows 77 percent of Austalian and New Zealand (ANZ) workers are currently working from home, with a third reporting they feel less productive since they started. As the nations’ businesses continue to battle the impact of COVID-19, many are struggling to enable their workforces to operate and function remotely while still maintaining access to the same tools and applications they require to be productive and efficient.

For companies that have adopted remote working, one of the biggest challenges stems from their existing IT infrastructure: which has often been found unable to maintain operations during the  unanticipated demand surges.

"Nutanix is making every effort to help ensure that ANZ enterprises have quick and easy access to the right solutions and technology to keep their staff engaged, efficient and productive,” Nutanix ANZ managing director Lee Thompson said.

Nutanix FastTrack for VDI helps to address these challenges while supporting local businesses to continue their DX journey in these times of uncertainty. It allows remote access to critical business applications, even via BYOD devices, and strict security policies can be implemented and managed through its simple management console. 

The performance and speed of Nutanix VDI solutions is also well documented: it has a large, existing customer base and its influence continues to expand as a wide range of industry sectors, educational institutions and local governments rapidly embrace its technologies.

“As businesses look towards enabling a more permanent work from anywhere model, Nutanix will be there to help accelerate and smooth their journey to the cloud," Mr Thompson said.

"FastTrack for VDI’ is designed to support companies rapidly deploying a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution."

Mr Thompson said Nutanix FastTrack for VDI allows organisations to reduce the time required to onboard thousands of remote employees. He said the offer includes services to set up and provision of desktops in under five business days for predefined Nutanix configurations.

This will help enterprises provide secure access with minimal interruptions to business apps and desktops employees want while maintaining the security and control businesses need.

Mr Thompson said customers would be able to leverage existing hardware, select predefined Nutanix hardware or leverage managed cloud infrastructure from managed service provider (MSP) partners such as CompNow.

"The simplicity and flexibility of the Nutanix infrastructure makes deployment easier, enabling the company to expedite delivery service," he said.


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