Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, today announced that it has been recognized as a Visionary in the October 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. This is the second year in a row that the company has been recognized in this report. Nutanix believes this recognition can be attributed to its strong product vision, which aims to meet enterprise demands for simpler and more secure ways to manage and natively protect its data.
“New applications are the lifeblood of competitive advantage, and customers simply don’t have time to plan, manage, and secure separate block, file, and object platforms,” said Lee Caswell, SVP of Marketing at Nutanix. “We believe this recognition from Gartner accurately reflects how our consistent operating model for files and objects is challenging storage norms and capturing the imagination of new users of high-capacity storage, who may or may not use our well-known hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.”
Nutanix Unified Storage provides unified management for Nutanix Files, Nutanix Objects, and Nutanix Volumes, as well as Nutanix Data Lens, a data security and analytics solution that helps users detect, respond, and recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks. Nutanix unified storage brings software-defined, server-based value to large-capacity file, object, and block use cases that would normally require proprietary NAS and SAN systems. Unified storage is finding particular appeal in the public sector, healthcare and financial service providers, and consumers because siled storage systems are eliminated, and storage administrators can focus more on application services and less on infrastructure.
Nutanix continues to expand its unified storage offering and recently added new ransomware protection capabilities to Nutanix Files and Nutanix Data Lens to help organizations protect against ransomware attacks. This builds on the Nutanix cloud platform’s native platform hardening, security auditing and reporting, and network threat protection, all key elements in implementing a Zero Trust security approach.