Hyper-converged infrastructure from Nutanix gives lingerie retailer Bravissimo a lift

Bravissimo chooses Nutanix over traditional server and SAN systems

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Lingerie retailer Bravissimo is making the move from physical to virtual servers to support its business-critical applications. To complete the move it has gone to Nutanix for its hyper-converged infrastructure.

Established in 1993, Bravissimo has 25 high street stores and an ecommerce channel. With many of its servers coming to the end of their lives, Bravissimo needed to update its server infrastructure. The company had not virtualised its operations and was therefore looking to consolidate 30 physical servers overall.

Traditional servers and SAN storage were initially considered but the retailer chose the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform for the benefits offered. “We looked closely at both approaches,” said Bravissimo IT manager Ian Murphy, “and, although blown away by what Nutanix had to offer, initially we thought it was out of our reach".

He added: “However, after further discussions we realised there was a lot of extra value to be gained from the Nutanix platform, particularly from the integrated compute and storage management, as SAN management has always been a big headache for us.”

The company was also planning to add offsite disaster recovery in a later phase of its infrastructure refresh project, so the Nutanix Metro Availability option further helped to seal the deal.

“Metro Availability will enable us to add off-site DR without the need for anything more than another Nutanix appliance,” said Murphy. I am confident that Nutanix is the right choice for Bravissimo and will enable the company to deliver even higher levels of service to customers and staff over the coming years.”

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