Firstnet Offers Hybrid Cloud Services Powered by Nutanix

Nutanix has announced an agreement with Leeds-based managed service provider, Firstnet Solutions, to offer customers a choice of flexible hybrid cloud services based on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

Firstnet Solutions recently formed a new entity, Firstnet Data Centres, which opened its first data centre in Leeds. Aspiring to be the first dedicated Tier III data centre in its region, it gives customers a choice of traditional co-location facilities alongside a new mix of managed hosting, virtual desktop and cloud services.

“We spent months looking at both traditional 3-tier and hyperconverged infrastructure alternatives,” explains Paul Straton, Head of Enterprise Technologies at Firstnet, “none of which matched the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, which simply re-writes all the rules. It is less complicated and much easier to manage than anything else on the market, featuring a self-healing architecture. It is also hugely scalable and able to deliver the services customers need to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure.”

As a Nutanix partner, Firstnet will provide customers with a complete end-to-end hybrid cloud solution based on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Customers using Nutanix for their on-premise infrastructure can leverage the built-in replication, backup, and DR functions by connecting to the Nutanix clusters hosted by Firstnet.

“We are delighted to have Firstnet Solutions as both a customer and a partner,” commented Mark Lewis, Senior Director of EMEA Marketing at Nutanix, “demonstrating the ability to build scale-out infrastructures delivering the advantages of the public cloud but using the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform on-premise and in a service provider’s datacentre.”

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David Dungay

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