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Nutanix Xtract

Virtual machine migrations and database transformations

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Simplify migrations to Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Nutanix Xtract helps streamline ‘lift-and-shift’ virtual machine (VM) migrations to a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, and automates the migration of full database instances while applying proven Nutanix best practices.

  • Streamlined migrations with one-click simplicity
  • Near-zero downtime with full cutover control
  • Simple test migrations and roll-back capabilities
  • Cost efficient - included with all Nutanix software editions

Xtract for DB Migrations

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud scales linearly while enabling high performance business-critical SQL databases. A single appliance is able to support both transactional and analytical databases simultaneously, with terabytes of active data, high performance random read/write and sequential storage operations.

Nutanix Xtract facilitates the migration of existing database instances to a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Databases are transformed at the application level, where Xtract discovers all instances in an infrastructure, understands their configuration and performance characteristics, and applies Nutanix best practices to their design template for migration to the target. This transformational approach enables businesses to migrate from any source platform (virtual, physical and public cloud) with ease, optimizing the database servers in the process and extracting maximum value from the Nutanix investment.

  • Simple SQL instance discovery to better understand your environment
  • SQL migration and optimization in accordance with Nutanix best practices
  • Eliminate human error and data inconsistency in migrations
  • Flexible SQL version support from SQL Server 2008 R2 onwards
  • Migrate from any source – physical, virtual or cloud

Xtract for VM Migrations

Adopting new infrastructure platforms often requires a migration of pre-existing systems. Nutanix Xtract for VMs simplifies bulk migration of existing VMs to Nutanix, eliminating the friction associated with onboarding new IT infrastructure. Businesses can quickly leverage the full potential of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud with near-zero VM downtime during migrations.

Xtract provides granular, project based control for automated workload migrations in a simple three-step process.

Define the migration plan

Specify the source cluster with VM selection from individual VM through to a whole vCenter, and specify the target Nutanix AHV infrastructure and any VM network mapping.

Migrate with minimal downtime

Non-disruptive replication of VMs via VMware’s VADP ensures consistent and efficient replication. Whether VMs are powered up or off, they are kept up-to-date until ready to cutover.


Automatic AHV IO driver injection and complete cutover process control keeps application and business disruption to a minimum. Cutover is quick, requiring just a source VM shutdown and reboot of the new VM.

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