Enterprise cloud implementation: Smooth walk through with turnkey solution

The most important data center trend in this country is cloud computing in any form (IDC), with hybrid clouds increasing rapidly (Vanson Bourne). Data center teams are increasingly challenged to make their data center fully cloud-compatible and to ensure reliable, high-performance processes in addition to efficient hybrid IT management. This applies all the more if companies want to provide cloud services for customers.

Hybrid clouds are on the rise. The logical answer to this is the enterprise cloud as a new data center paradigm. The main advantage for companies is that workloads can be quickly and easily moved between private and public clouds.
Hybrid clouds are on the rise. The logical answer to this is the enterprise cloud as a new data center paradigm. The main advantage for companies is that workloads can be quickly and easily moved between private and public clouds.
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For this purpose, IT service provider Kramer & Crew wanted to switch to the latest hardware and Nutanix HCI software, which decisively simplifies hybrid IT management. “As the first Nutanix partner in Germany, we have been successfully implementing projects for our customers since 2012,” reveals Dietmar Hensch, Managing Director of Kramer & Crew.

The changeover was quick and seamless with the Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud appliance, which combines hardware and software ready for use. “Thanks to the good availability and short delivery times from Fujitsu, we were able to implement a fully functional Nutanix system within just two weeks,” says Nils Christian Herbig, who is responsible for business development with Nutanix at Kramer & Crew.

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 servers configured with Nutanix-certified firmware were used as requested. As a result, Kramer & Crew now achieves significantly more computing and storage performance and high availability. And this is additionally secured by monitoring and diagnostic tools for automated maintenance processes and proactive support.

Hensch’s conclusion: “Fujitsu and Nutanix make a valuable contribution to strategically further develop our company and to grow significantly as a sought-after service provider in the cloud environment.” Not least because Kramer & Crew is now a future-proof provider thanks to its agile, freely scalable solution. Whether with a view of his self-service portal for private cloud services or customer-owned private clouds, which he combines with his own services to create hybrid cloud scenarios.

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