Nutanix Xpress: The Little HCI Engine That Could

In the story, “The Little Engine That Could”, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Larger engines are asked to pull the train but won’t (or can’t). Ultimately, the request goes to a small engine that succeeds in pulling the long train over the mountain while repeating its motto: “I think I can, I think I can”.

When it comes to purchasing, installing and managing IT infrastructure, the challenges can seem enormous (or look like a long train that needs a pull over a very high mountain). It can appear that a pricey, complicated solution and special skills (a big engine) are required.

Using this image, U.S. Mortgage of Florida needed a solution that could run its growing workloads on one platform, while maintaining operational simplicity. It researched several options but it was Nutanix Xpress that got the job done. Brent Sudeck, CTO of System Design, IT Consultant for U.S. Mortgage of Florida says, “My first thought was to just expand the legacy infrastructure…” Doesn’t this sound like relying on the same old engine? He went on to say, “But by the time I added up all of the hardware and software components needed with the legacy approach, it was the same price as buying just one Nutanix Xpress block, which would be far easier to manage.” Think little engine here.

Consider Nutanix Xpress as your datacenter in a box. It starts at just $25,000, and comes with built-in compute, storage and virtualization that is highly available and suitable for all workloads. One little engine that does it all.

For partners and resellers who serve small and medium businesses and that want to grow their DC/infrastructure business and add value to grow customer relationships, Nutanix Xpress is a complete, hyperconverged offering that enables them to deliver a fully-featured storage, server and virtualization that runs nearly any application. Unlike legacy infrastructure providers whose solutions involve complex management, ineffective design, manual or time-consuming upgrades and limited (or no) cloud strategy, Nutanix Xpress provides simple, agile and affordable hyperconvergence with seamless management (through Nutanix Prism), 1-click upgrades, efficient design, and cloud backup at an affordable price point.

The story of the little engine has been told and retold many times since the early 1900s. The basic story is the same — a stranded train is unable to find an engine willing to take it on over difficult terrain to its destination. Only the little blue engine is willing to try and, while repeating the mantra “I think I can, I think I can”, overcomes a seemingly impossible task.

“I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could.”

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