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Nutanix Xi IoT brings intelligence to the edge

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Nutanix has announced the general availability of Xi IoT, a new edge computing service offered as part of the company’s Xi Cloud Services. According to the company, Xi IoT will eliminate complexity, accelerate the speed of deployment and elevate developers to focus on the business logic powering IoT applications and services.

Unlike traditional IoT models, the Xi IoT platform will deliver local compute, machine inference, and data services to perform real-time processing at the edge. Xi IoT Data Pipelines will securely move intelligently analyzed data to a customer’s public (Azure, AWS or GCP) or private cloud platform of choice for long-term analysis.

With Xi IoT, Nutanix aims for its customers to have seamless, simplified insight into their deployment, while eliminating the risk of IoT security breaches due to human error, increasing overall efficiency and reducing the cost of operating edge devices across the globe.

Through Xi IoT, customers will be able to manage all their edge locations through a sophisticated infrastructure and application lifecycle management tool, regardless of platform. Developers can leverage a rich set of popular open APIs to deploy next-generation data science applications as containerized applications or as functions, which are small snippets of code. This can be integrated into existing CI/CD pipelines, allowing them to make changes quickly from a single location. By leveraging this well-known framework, Xi IoT helps IT organizations reduce training, development and testing costs while eliminating the possibility an organization is locked in to one public cloud provider.

“It is critical for enterprise organizations to have an edge strategy to unify, edge to cloud connectivity, to rapidly build IoT applications, and to provide real-time analytics closer to where the data is generated,” said, Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC. “For companies looking for a competitive advantage, solutions like Nutanix Xi IoT can help them stay ahead of the market and identify new opportunities to grow their businesses.”

Nutanix Xi IoT will focus on the manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, healthcare, and smart cities markets at launch.

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