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During the last Nutanix .NEXT conference one interesting announce was Nutanix Mine, a new open solution that integrates secondary storage operations with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, delivering a complete platform for primary and secondary storage within the private cloud. 

Mine will streamline overall deployment, and simplify the full lifecycle of data backup operations, including on-going management, scaling and troubleshooting – all while preserving the customer’s freedom to choose the right back-up service for their particular infrastructure environment.

Maybe you can think as an open version of Rubrik or Cohesity and you are not so wrong… Those two platforms where build initially to have a scalable and simplier approach to the backup and the secondary storage problems.

Now Nutanix Mine become the third big player in this area…

The interesting part is that it’s an open platform, where you can have native integration with industry-leading backup vendors Veeam, HYCU, Commvault, Veritas and Unitrends.

Nutanix Mine partners

Nutanix Mine with Veeam, sold by Nutanix, and Nutanix Mine with HYCU are expected to be available in calendar 2H of 2019. Nutanix Mine with Commvault, Veritas and Unitrends is expected to be available in a future release.

Customers will be able to manage their HCI environment and backup operations from a single management console, reducing the operational cost and complexity of standalone back-up and recovery solutions.

From traditional backup to Nutanix Mine

Through tight integration with Nutanix’s HCI data fabric and advanced Prism management console, Mine will provide:

  • A reduction in the complexity of separate systems to back-up and recover business data, so secondary storage can be managed as easily as primary data storage
  • The simplification of the full lifecycle of data backup operations, including initial sizing and procurement, streamlined installation, and easy provisioning of the full solution, and
  • The ability to easily scale-out both primary and secondary storage to accommodate business growth

Nutanix Mine will be initially available in two easy-to-size models, and includes the Nutanix licenses:

The Small form factor is based on the NX-1465-G6 platform, the Medium uses 2 NX-8235-G6 enclosures.