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Canadian Solar Selects Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS for Improved Application Performance, Ease of Use and Major Cost Savings

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Combined Nutanix and VMware Solution Reduced Rackspace from 14U to 4U

Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today
announced that Canadian Solar, a global energy provider, has chosen the
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to run its mission-critical enterprise
applications including MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, enterprise
applications and the company intranet. Using the Nutanix Enterprise
Cloud Platform, including Nutanix's Prism management solution with
VMWare ESXi virtualization, Canadian Solar has seen increased
application performance for end users, greater productivity from the IT
team, major cost savings and reduced rackspace from 14U to 4U.

Canadian Solar first decided to switch to Nutanix after struggling to
manage its previous NetApp storage system with the IT team's limited
resources and time. After reviewing three options for an upgraded
infrastructure solution, Canadian Solar chose Nutanix to run the
company's workloads at one of its primary data center and remote offices
in the Americas and EMEA regions. The entire process of migrating VMs
from its NetApp solution to Nutanix took just a few days. As part of its
deployment, the team is also using Nutanix's management solution, Prism,
to manage storage, compute and virtualization, proactively monitor
storage capacity and enable one-click software upgrades.

Since Canadian Solar moved all workloads from NetApp to Nutanix, its end
users immediately saw a huge increase in application performance. In
addition, Canadian Solar can now upgrade its system live during the day,
as opposed to previously having to conduct it at night and following a
network reboot. The team has also saved on datacenter rack space and
power. Nutanix systems fit only 4U in the main data center as opposed to
the 14U from their previous solution. Since Nutanix systems only require
4 power suppliers, in contrast to the former NetApp systems that
required a total of 17 power suppliers.

"Nutanix makes our private cloud infrastructure so much easier," said
Richard Briston, senior network and infrastructure specialist, Canadian
Solar. "We have eliminated all of the complexity of our previous
environment, especially with the addition of Prism, which has simplified
upgrades down to a single click. With Nutanix, we don't have to worry
about our underlying infrastructure any more. The peace-of-mind I get
allows me to reallocate time to more important initiatives. That's a big
win for me, as well as for Canadian Solar."

"Being able to choose a datacenter solution that offers the cost and
simplicity benefits of the public cloud, but in a private cloud
environment has become increasingly essential for solar energy providers
to respond to strong competition and demand," said Robert Yelenich,
country manager, Canada, Nutanix. "With the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS,
Canadian Solar's IT team is able to focus on the applications and
workloads that directly help its customers minimize their environmental
impacts, and allows the company to emerge as an even stronger player in
the solar energy industry."

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storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine
intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like
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