- HPE ProLiant Servers
- Trustmarque Prism Management
- AHV Hypervisor
- Nutanix Flow Network Microsegmentation
Having previously been tasked with evaluating Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) as a platform for end-user computing, the Pay360 team quickly realised the value of its cloud-like on demand scalability and single pane of management when applied to the company’s customer facing business.
“It just ticked all the boxes,” says Andy. “From no-nonsense scalability and a single point of management, to high availability and the forward thinking needed to allow seamless adoption of new cloud technologies to allow us to build a full hybrid cloud infrastructure at our own pace.”
Trustmarque and Nutanix worked in partnership to develop a proof-of-concept trial, after which Pay360 decided to deploy HPe ProLiant servers with Nutanix HCI software. One for its PCI-compliant customer applications and secure primary data, with another to handle less critical applications and secondary storage.
A further cluster was also specified for data backup and disaster recovery which, for PCI compliance, would normally have to be kept physically separate from the primary systems. However, with Nutanix, this requirement can be met by logical separation using the network microsegmentation capabilities of Nutanix Flow. Moreover, by also switching to the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, the whole solution – physical and virtual – can be managed from the same Nutanix Prism GUI.
The final piece of the jigsaw was HYCU Data protection for Nutanix. A purpose built backup and disaster recovery application, tightly integrated with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud platform and able to protect file share, VM and business critical application data for PCI compliance, again, using the same simple management interface. Pay360 also has access to Prism, a bespoke business intelligence platform by Trustmarque, offering real-time analytics.