ITS Takes On Cloud Specialists Nutanix

IT Specialists (ITS) has announced a major new partnership with Nutanix, the next-generation enterprise cloud platform company.

The partnership sees ITS offer the Nutanix platform alongside its proprietary BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform data recovery and network security solutions. Now ITS customers have access to a fully outsourced hyperconverged IT infrastructure with compute, storage, virtualisation, data vaulting, data recovery and network security – from a single provider.

Matthew Kingswood, UK head of ITS, commented: “ITS is one of the first nationwide MSPs to be signed in the UK to the Nutanix partner programme. Our clients expect us to invest in staying ahead of the curve and introducing advanced IT products, and Nutanix is a real market innovation.

“Coupled with BlackVault, our customers can expect a significant reduction in CAPEX and OPEX – Nutanix users are experiencing a 40 to 60 per cent reduction in these costs. IT directors no longer have to buy hardware and management software from different vendors, since ITS will manage the entire IT infrastructure to enable customers to focus on their core business activity.

“Many companies are now re-evaluating pure cloud implementations and increasingly adopting hybrid setups to address concerns around the cost of cloud computing and data privacy. Through Nutanix and BlackVault, our customers receive the best of both worlds, with cloud-like agility, security and the reliability of on-premise solutions,” Kingswood concluded.

“Nutanix and ITS share the same vision of simplifying IT infrastructure, so our customers can focus on continuous innovation and delivering business values rather than worrying about the daily data centre maintenance and upgrade,” said Andrew Brewerton, senior channel manager, Western Europe and Africa. “The managed services world has transformed over the past decade. The industry has grown from basic data centre colocation services to ubiquitous cloud services. This move toward hosted and hybrid solutions has created an incredible opportunity for top service providers such as ITS to deliver services on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.”