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Nutanix Adds SDN, Multi-Cloud Management to Software Stack

May 09, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

The new SDN tool called Flow comes built into the company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software stack. It provides microsegmentation, network automation and visualization capabilities, and service insertion and chaining to integrate additional network functions from Nutanix’s technology partners. Flow uses real-time application visibility and technology Nutanix acquired from Netsil in March. Also today, Nutanix launched its first software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products: Beam and Era, respectively. “Nutanix Era builds on our hyperconverged infrastructure foundation,” said Greg Smith, VP of product marketing at Nutanix. “It is our first PaaS service, where we are starting to provide application-specific functionality, and it provides integrated database provisioning and full lifecycle management.” Era is also built into Nutanix’s software stack. The initial release will provide copy data management services. It will initia...