Nutanix™ Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure on AMD EPYC Processor-Based Systems in Practice

With a thorough understanding of the hardware and software potential in the AMD and Nutanix hybrid infrastructure, let’s take a look at three real-world examples of how customers are taking advantage of this architecture.


Multinational Pharmaceutical Company

A large multinational pharmaceutical company is adding AMD EPYC processor-based HPE ProLiant DX systems integrated with Nutanix cloud software. The primary interest in these AMD EPYC processor-based systems is the increased core count per socket to optimize database licensing costs. As a result, fewer hardware systems are required due to the higher core count processors. The application licensing costs are also reduced, thus freeing up more budget to be used on other IT projects or taken as a cost savings. These AMD EPYC processor-based HPE ProLiant DX systems have the potential to be rolled out to the company’s more than 350 global locations.


Global Healthcare Company

A global healthcare company is running numerous custom-built apps to deliver healthcare services for patients worldwide. These apps will be using databases from Microsoft and Oracle running on Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Linux. In addition, packaged applications such as OpenText Documentum and SAP are being considered for deployment on the AMD EPYC processor-based infrastructure. The company’s production site is expanding, and it needed to address capacity constraints to fulfill its business requirements. It was looking for a system that offers “bite-sized” infrastructure consumption, easy scale-out capacity, and a small form factor with more processor cores and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) capabilities. It was provided with the AMD EPYC processor-based systems running Nutanix software.


Fast-Growth Technology Startup Company

An innovative, fast-growth Silicon Valley startup company in the field of quantum computing is developing a purpose-built computer that relies on quantum mechanics. This will add a new dimension to a variety of industries, eliminating traditional computers and enabling organizations to exponentially increase their productivity.

The company began with a cloud-first strategy and is heavily utilizing a major cloud services provider today. However, the company quickly realized that hosting 90% of its infrastructure in the public cloud was not optimal—from both a cost and operational perspective. Among the challenges the team faced were overprovisioning and managing the spikes in their cloud spend. There was a huge push at the executive level to move workloads out of the public cloud and stand them up on-premises to reduce future costs. The company began exploring a hybrid strategy and evaluated several solutions before choosing AMD EPYC processor-based infrastructure with Nutanix.

After showcasing the AMD+Nutanix platform, the company recognized that the simplicity and flexibility of the solution fits nicely with its growth and operational goals and enables it to achieve its vision for a hybrid cloud environment. The compact footprint of the solution reduces datacenter space needed for consolidation and allows the company to implement a hybrid strategy with 80% on-premises infrastructure and 20% in the cloud. AHV will be a huge cost savings and reduces multivendor management complexity. Prism Pro will enable the company to understand its capacity runways and manage its environments with greater granularity, helping it scale appropriately for the future. The company will also see a significant reduction in cost for files that were hosted in the cloud by leveraging Nutanix Files. Finally, with Flow, it's now confident that its on-premises production workloads are secure and protected. The company also loved the fact that Nutanix Clusters in the public cloud will be available to leverage down the road.