ITS combines Nutanix and BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform solutions to offer small-to- midsized businesses with enterprise-grade hyperconverged IT infrastructure from one solution provider

BIRMINGHAM, UK - 06 December 2016 — / — UK managed services provider IT Specialists (ITS) has announced a major new partnership with Nutanix, the next-generation enterprise cloud platform company.

The partnership sees ITS offer the innovative Nutanix platform alongside its proprietary BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform data recovery and network security solutions. Now ITS customers have access to a fully outsourced hyperconverged IT infrastructure with compute, storage, virtualisation, data vaulting, data recovery and network security – from a single provider.

As part of Reynolds and Reynolds, a 4,500-employee global software and services provider, ITS already provides small- to midsized businesses with three key services: business continuity, national IT support and field services, and 24/7 helpdesk.

Through the new partnership, ITS is now offering SME clients the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, which combines storage, compute and virtualised platform with one-click management for data centre operations. Traditionally users purchased separate servers, storage and network equipment, along with management software, whereas Nutanix provides a single, simplified platform for much better efficiency.

ITS’ BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform, which includes managed services such as vaulting, data recovery and BlackVault Guardian for data and network security, will protect data stored in Nutanix, making the solutions highly complementary.

Matthew Kingswood, UK head of ITS, commented: “ITS is one of the first nationwide MSPs to be signed in the UK to the Nutanix partner programme. Our clients expect us to invest in staying ahead of the curve and introducing advanced IT products, and Nutanix is a real market innovation.

“Coupled with BlackVault, our customers can expect a significant reduction in CAPEX and OPEX – Nutanix users are experiencing a 40 to 60 per cent reduction in these costs. IT directors no longer have to buy hardware and management software from different vendors, since ITS will manage the entire IT infrastructure to enable customers to focus on their core business activity.

“Many companies are now re-evaluating pure cloud implementations and increasingly adopting hybrid setups to address concerns around the cost of cloud computing and data privacy. Through Nutanix and BlackVault, our customers receive the best of both worlds, with cloud-like agility, security and the reliability of on-premise solutions,” Kingswood concluded.

“Nutanix and ITS share the same vision of simplifying IT infrastructure, so our customers can focus on continuous innovation and delivering business values rather than worrying about the daily data centre maintenance and upgrade,” said Andrew Brewerton, senior channel manager, Western Europe and Africa. “The managed services world has transformed over the past decade. The industry has grown from basic data centre colocation services to ubiquitous cloud services. This move toward hosted and hybrid solutions has created an incredible opportunity for top service providers such as ITS to deliver services on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.”

According to their requirements, customers can mix and match from the entire Nutanix range, which provide SMEs with access to enterprise features (such as clustering and multi-site) at a transparent and low cost. Customers can select from a series of hardware modules, each of which is a capable server in its own right. These are linked together into a seamless platform of virtual server resources by their management software. With the benefit of a highly redundant architecture, customers can expect reduced downtime.

ITS provides a complete service where engineers determine the customer’s required specifications, install the solution and then migrate the customer onto the Nutanix and BlackVault platforms. ITS also provides ongoing support and training.

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About IT Specialists
ITS is a nationwide provider of critical managed IT services for businesses and channel partners. The company’s main focus is service-level-driven IT outsourcing of business continuity, IT support, field engineering and service desk services. In 2015, ITS launched BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform, a fully managed disaster recovery as a service platform including next-generation cloud-based data vaulting and recovery products. ITS also delivers a broad portfolio of related outsourced services, including IT implementation projects and tailored infrastructure hosting. For more information, please visit or contact us at 0800 028 7993.

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