This week we are excited to highlight our work with Itron – a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water.
Itron has a prety important mission to support as it provides comprehensive solutions that manage, measure and analyze energy and water use for nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries. As the trusted resource for utilities to help build a sustainable future with the latest innovations, Itron has continued to strive to modernize and consolidate its IT operations to reduce complexity and operating costs.
So, what was the challenge? After evaluating several hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions based on their reduction of complexity and cost through asset consolidation and management automation, Itron selected the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud platform. But after deploying this Nutanix solution, they came to realize that their existing enterprise network lacked the workload path isolation, integration and scalability needed to optimize their new Nutanix environment.
Here’s where Plexxi comes in. After being impressed by Plexxi’s integration with Nutanix Prism management and its ability to easily isolate critical Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) traffic from other workloads to guarantee Nutanix cluster performance, Itron quickly determined that Plexxi HCN™’s capabilities were the perfect complement to its Nutanix deployment.
Ultimately, the seamless integration of the Plexxi HCN provided Itron with a single, integrated platform that includes compute, storage and the network, all managed through Nutanix Prism. Other key aspects of Plexxi’s appeal were its simple point-and-click UI-driven experience, its ability for the network fabric to respond automatically to Nutanix, AHV and ESX related events in realtime, and the fact that it did NOT require any changes to Itron’s Cisco core network. In other words, Itron was able to deploy Plexxi HCN as part of their Nutanix infrastructure and simply connect the Plexxi network back into the existing Cisco core enterprise network.
You can check out more details on Itron’s use of Plexxi HCN in the full case study here.
Stay tuned to this spot over the coming weeks for more customer application stories or contact us now and the Plexxi team will be happy to assist.