Nutanix’s multi-cloud management software called Beam now reaches into customers’ on-premises data centers.
Initially Beam supported Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, and now the company extended this multi-cloud view to on-premises Nutanix environments. It shows customers, via a single management dashboard, how much they are spending on each Nutanix cluster and gives them advance notification when they need to add more software based on current consumption.
The company plans to add Google Cloud at a later date.
“Beam originated a powerful SaaS service to help organizations both analyze and optimize their spend on public cloud, and as our customers are driving toward a multi-cloud strategy they said they’d like the same services offered in their on-prem private cloud,” said Greg Smith, VP of product marketing at Nutanix.
Beam for Nutanix on-premises deployments is planned to be available by year-end.
Taking On VMware-CloudHealth
The software announcement comes as VMware is also touting its multi-cloud management prowess, enabled in part by its CloudHealth Technologies acquisition that closed last month.
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger first announced the CloudHealth deal on stage at VMworld in August. CloudHealth, Gelsinger said, gives VMware “the most complete set of multi-cloud management tools in the industry.” Cloud Health’s management and operations platform supports AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
When asked how Beam stacks up against VMware’s multi-cloud management capabilities, Smith said “the No. 1 difference is the ability to bring a solution to our customers that is truly multi-cloud. And by multi-cloud we mean not only public but private.”
Customers don’t want to toggle between different tools to manage public and private cloud, he continued:“This integration into our Enterprise Cloud OS enables a single, global view of their multi-cloud environments.”