Nutanix has expanded the capabilities of its Objects and Files unstructured-data storage offerings with new hybrid-cloud capabilities for deploying a scale-out storage fabric across their various cloud environments.\nThese new storage services are built on the recently launched Nutanix Clusters, which support Nutanix\u2019s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software running in AWS and, eventually, Microsoft Azure. New features include cloud tiering for object storage, hybrid-cloud file storage, and simplified disaster recovery.\n\u201cIT teams around the world are quickly moving to hybrid environments, and they\u2019re looking for technology solutions to help them facilitate this transition, to help them manage disparate technologies and simplify operations,\u201d says Rajiv Mirani, chief technology officer of Nutanix in a statement. \u201cWe recently extended our hyper-converged-infrastructure software to public cloud with the launch of Nutanix Clusters to help companies do just that. Now the focus is on strengthening the overall platform, including delivering an easy-to-use, scale out storage fabric across their different cloud environments.\u201d\n\nNutanix\u2019s new unstructured data storage offerings break down as follows:\nNutanix Objects\nThis feature provides cloud tiering for objects storage. It means an IT team can tier object data to an S3-compatible object store, including cloud storage such as AWS S3. This helps enable customers to lower the cost of long-term storage and archiving by taking advantage of public-cloud infrastructure. It also improves data lifecycle management across different clouds while metadata is retained on-premises for easier search and retrieval.\nNutanix Files\nHybrid-cloud file storage\u2014Nutanix Files\u2014can run in public clouds as well as private, with a unified hybrid experience across multiple cloud deployment modes through a single-pane management console. This provides the flexibility to choose the right cloud, offer easy scalability, and deliver more control over hybrid-cloud file storage.\nNutanix Objects and Files\nNutanix has improved its recovery point objective (RPO) from an hour to a minute to ensure data is readily available across data centers and clouds in the event of disaster. Objects now provide streaming replication, allowing enterprises to containerize their mission-critical stateful applications and ensure business continuity, according to Nutanix.