Northern Trust Works with Nutanix To Build Platform for Global VDI Deployment

Hyperconverged Computing Platform Simplifies Administration and Improves Datacenter Performance For More Than 6,000 Virtual Desktops

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 8th, 2015Nutanix, the next-generation enterprise computing company, today announced it is working with Northern Trust Corporation, a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals, to improve its VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) deployment, while also streamlining the company’s datacenter management. After implementing Nutanix, Northern Trust has lowered its total cost of ownership by 60 percent while building a VDI solution that delivers a better user experience compared to its previous infrastructure.

“Nutanix’s technology helped us simplify and centralize our support model with a single team, significantly improving end user experience while also delivering the performance we needed to expand our VDI implementation,” Vijay Luthra, Global Head of Infrastructure Engineering and Operations at Northern Trust. “We are big believers that hyperconverged infrastructure is the next evolution of the market, and it fits well into our overall platforms and cloud strategy. Our clients will benefit from our investment in hyperconverged infrastructure through increased operational agility, efficiency, and scale.”

When evaluating solutions to improve its VDI environment, Northern Trust compared various solutions on the market, including an upgrade to its existing infrastructure, all-flash shared storage options, and hyperconverged platforms. Northern Trust looked at how long it took to build, boot, and shut down a pre-determined number of virtual machines and after rigorous testing, Northern Trust selected Nutanix.

“For most companies, critical business applications suffer when datacenter infrastructure underperforms and becomes too complex to manage,” said Sudheesh Nair, Nutanix senior vice president of world wide sales and business development. “Our customers are our collaborators, and by reducing the cost and complexity of datacenter infrastructure, we’re empowering them to focus on the experience of their end users, which is paramount to the success of their businesses.”

About Nutanix

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The company’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption. Learn more at or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of September 30, 2015, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under management of US$887 billion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at

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