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Nutanix emerges as resilient alternative to disruptive vendors

Johannesburg, 09 May 2024
Troye CEO Helen Kruger.
Troye CEO Helen Kruger.

Nutanix has become a frontrunner for enterprises seeking to navigate the turbulent waters of IT disruption as well as for those seeking to future-proof their infrastructure investments. This is according to Troye CEO Helen Kruger.

She says recent shifts in licensing models and vendor strategies have led to crucial questions for companies globally. As a result, many businesses are turning to Nutanix as an alternative, enticed by its promise of convergence, scalability, cost-effectiveness and steadfast dedication to customer satisfaction.

“The recent upheavals caused by acquisitions of leading vendors across the industry has sent shockwaves through the IT community, leaving many businesses reeling from uncertainty about the future of their virtualisation infrastructure,” she explains.

As businesses grapple with the potential consequences of these unexpected events, one name has emerged as a beacon of stability and innovation: Nutanix. Whether you're diversifying to de-risk or migrating from an existing platform, Nutanix gives you the power of simplicity with one platform to run your apps and manage data anywhere.

Although legacy solutions have long reigned supreme as the go-to solution for optimising IT infrastructure, Nutanix represents a compelling alternative for businesses seeking simplicity, scalability, cost-effectiveness and innovation.

Recent developments in the virtualisation space have sparked conversations about alternatives, with Nutanix emerging as one of the top contenders. As business leaders evaluate their options, it's crucial to explore how Nutanix stacks up against other vendors and why it might be the right choice for modern enterprises.

Nutanix offers a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform, consolidating compute, storage and networking into a single, integrated solution. This approach simplifies deployment and management compared to more traditional architecture, which often involves multiple discrete components and complex configurations.

It is designed to scale seamlessly, allowing businesses to start small and expand incrementally as their needs evolve. Its modular architecture enables rapid scaling without the need for extensive redesigns or migrations. Other solutions may require more intricate planning and potentially disruptive upgrades to accommodate growth.

Kruger says cost is a significant factor in IT decision-making, and Nutanix aims to deliver value without sacrificing performance or features. "By eliminating the need for separate storage arrays and streamlining management overheads, Nutanix can offer cost savings compared to other licensing and maintenance models."

As businesses embrace hybrid and multicloud strategies, Nutanix offers robust support for workload mobility and orchestration across disparate environments. Its cloud-native architecture facilitates seamless integration with public cloud providers, empowering businesses to leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud without vendor lock-in.

"Nutanix prioritises security and compliance, incorporating features such as data encryption, role-based access control and comprehensive auditing capabilities. These built-in security measures help businesses mitigate risks and meet regulatory requirements without resorting to third-party solutions or cumbersome configurations," she explains.

With the increasing emphasis on automation and self-service provisioning, Nutanix provides tools and APIs that enable IT teams to automate routine tasks and empower users with self-service capabilities. This approach fosters agility and efficiency while reducing reliance on manual intervention, a key advantage in today's fast-paced business environment.

"It is essential to invest in solutions that can adapt and evolve alongside changing business requirements. Nutanix's commitment to innovation, coupled with its flexible and scalable architecture, positions it as a future-proof choice for businesses looking to future-proof their IT investments," she concludes.



Troye is a leading 31% Black Women-Owned Level 2 BEE Information Technology solutions specialist and professional managed IT services provider.

Over the past two decades, Troye has designed and implemented superior integrated IT solutions for its small, medium and enterprise customers - focusing on end-to-end virtualisation, secure digital workspace and cyber security operations solutions.

Troye invests heavily in its customers through exceptional service excellence. This ensures a better understanding of the customer’s business and their technology requirements. More importantly, it enables customers to focus on their core business activities with the assurance that their investment in technology is safeguarded.

Troye focuses on minimising both cost and risk, maximising return on investment, driving innovation and safeguarding their customer’s business for the future.

Troye is a Nutanix Partner providing Hybrid Multicloud solutions to the South African market.

Troye are also Arctic Wolf partners providing a global leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution to South African customers.

In addition, Troye is one of only a few Citrix Platinum Solution Advisors in South Africa, Troye holds the highest level of CSA partnership awarded by the software vendor. Troye won Citrix Partner of the Year award in the 'New SaaS' category and was awarded third place as Citrix's Cloud Partner of the Year for emerging markets. Other leading Troye solutions include, but are not limited to NetScaler, Microsoft, Redstor, Veeam, Checkpoint and VMware.

Editorial contacts

Helen Kruger
Managing director
(011) 705 2757