Nutanix Announces Winner Of Web-Scale Wish Datacenter Makeover
Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced that CLASS Ltd., a community developmental disabilities service provider that brings needed services and support to approximately 400 children and adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in Southeast Kansas, was selected as the winner of the Web-Scale Wish Datacenter Makeover, a project that will donate $500,000 in datacenter infrastructure and services to non-profit organizations. CLASS will now be able to enjoy the benefits of predictable scale, unprecedented business agility and lower total cost of ownership that web-scale technologies and architectures deliver. Voted on by the public, CLASS was among more than 350 nonprofit organizations nominated by members of their community.
Operating on a small budget, CLASS is often forced to keep its servers and equipment in service well past their intended lifecycle. In addition to creating instability, this also results in the organization’s inability to virtualize its servers and take advantage of modern software and technologies available today. Forced to deal with slow network services and downtime, CLASS’ staff is often unable to use network services to their full potential.
“As a nonprofit faced with many constraints on time and budget, the Nutanix platform would be an ideal fit for our environment,” said Jim Shuler, Director of Information Technology at CLASS Ltd. “This datacenter makeover will allow us to continue with our initiative to virtualize our servers and increase our server capacity. This will not only modernize our infrastructure, but it will allow our technology department to deliver faster and more stable services to our staff. And that will ultimately allow them to work more efficiently with less frustration and better accomplish our primary goal of serving our clients and their families.”
As the winner, CLASS will receive a 48-hour web-scale datacenter makeover package fully implemented by Nutanix. The prize includes Nutanix’s popular NX-3000 series hyper-converged appliance with full-featured Ultimate Edition Software, three years of Nutanix Platinum Plus support and two-day on-site installation by Nutanix datacenter experts. In addition, finalists Berry Street and The Air Ambulance Service will each receive a Nutanix NX-1000 appliance, Ultimate Edition Software and three years of Nutanix Platinum Plus support to upgrade their own datacenters to web-scale.
“Major corporations and cloud companies are not the only ones who can implement web-scale IT, and this project demonstrates Nutanix’s commitment to ensuring that all types of organizations can benefit from modern datacenter infrastructure,” said Howard Ting, SVP marketing and product management, Nutanix. “We thank the community for nominating the hundreds of worthy organizations and are pleased to award CLASS, Berry Street and The Air Ambulance Service, who now have the agility and operational efficiency to further their important causes.”
For more information about the Web-Scale Wish Datacenter Makeover and the finalist companies, please visit www.webscalewish.com
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