Why Nutanix in Government: Transforming Public Services in the Cloud
The latest reports arriving from Hootsuite and We Are Social indicate that the number of internet users crossed 4 billion worldwide. That’s well over half of the world’s population.
As humanity continues to make huge strides in digital innovation, more and more people, businesses, and public sector organizations are going online. Governments and their various administrative bodies have realized the transformative potential of the internet and are making solemn attempts to leverage the benefits offered by it. However, unlike private enterprises, public sector services are marred by extraordinary complexity, tight budget constraints, and scaling difficulties.
In public sector organizations, scaling projects tend to be treated as separate projects, which entail extended processes involving request for proposals, comparing of the proposals, selection of vendors, negotiating the deal, finalizing the deal, and implementation. Often, this process can take many months, if not more than a year. In the meantime, the organization is stuck with overloaded digital resources struggling to meet its growing digital demands.
Clearly, traditional infrastructure is not the solution. However, the cloud option comes with its own set of challenges. Here are some of them.
Security and Data Privacy
Public sector enterprises handle sensitive data of millions of citizens. This data is precious for a variety of entities, including hackers, foreign governments, criminals, and others. With the increasing government sponsored mass surveillance of foreign citizens, public sector organizations are compelled to host their citizen’s data on secure servers within their own geographies.
Reliability of Cloud Vendor
Cloud is not the one true solution for all the digital woes of organizations. There are many factors to be considered before choosing a cloud vendor, such as their reliability, security protocols and infrastructure, failsafe methods, and more. By choosing a cloud partner, public sector enterprises make themselves dependent on the service quality and reliability of their cloud partner. This is not an ideal situation for most government bodies whose services are sensitive or critical to their citizens.
The solution? A complete turnkey solution designed to specifically meet the sensitive, complex, and dynamic needs of public sector organizations viz. hyperconverged infrastructure.
Nutanix’s hyperconverged infrastructure combines storage and computing resources into a single seamless appliance that offers a complete turnkey solution for virtualization of all the applications, data, and workloads in organizations. It offers a plethora of advantages that make it the ideal choice for public sector organizations.
The Power of Cloud
Government organizations can build a robust and efficient data center on top of the hyperconverged hardware, allowing them to take full advantage of the cloud technology without compromising on the data security or privacy of its citizens.
Of course, organizations can always keep their Nutanix hardware in-house, if cloud is not the preferred choice for them.
Low Cost to Setup and Run
Each Nutanix hyperconverged appliance ships as a turnkey module that can be immediately configured and deployed, thereby keeping the hardware, software, and even skilled labor cost low. Moreover, the Nutanix systems come with a small footprint as they have low cooling and power requirements. Such a digital infrastructure requires low cost to start and operate.
As the demand increases, more modules can be added to support the existing appliance. The new modules will seamlessly integrate together and share the workloads to create a highly responsive and lightning speed digital infrastructure to handle the organizations’ needs.
Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure comes with built-in advanced features like automation, data protection, and 1-click management that offer extreme reliability and service delivery capability to businesses. This effectively eliminates downtime and ensures smooth delivery of public services to the citizens.
Less Reliance on Talent
Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure requires minimum interference in terms of configuring, managing, and maintaining. In addition to automation features, the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS simplifies the resource allocation, task management, and workload handling with just a few clicks. In other words, Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure eliminates the need for resources with in-depth, specialized IT skills and replaces them with more generalists. As specialist skills are expensive, this saves the resource-starved public sector organizations significant amounts of funds.
Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure enables public sector organizations to be more responsive to their beneficiaries’ requirements and deliver them superior services at lower costs. More importantly, it allows organizations to stay ahead of the curve and protect themselves from technology obsolescence and the consequent requirement for implementing new technologies. Whenever organizations need to expand their capabilities, they just have to add more modules of the Nutanix hyperconverged appliance, instead of redesigning and redeploying an entirely new infrastructure.
There are plenty more advantages offered by Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure that gives private organizations a competitive edge and public sector organizations the ability to deliver world-class services to its users while registering cost savings.
To know more about this Nutanix’s cutting-edge technology and understand how it can transform your service delivery capability, get in touch with AsiaPac.
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