Energy Producer Total Taps Cloud Computing Company Nutanix to Power Digital Transformation

French energy producer Total has implemented solutions from cloud computing company, Nutanix. Solutions include Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, AHV, Files, Flow, Prism, and Xi Frame to develop a unified IT environment supporting the majority of its global operations.

Total selected Nutanix to deliver the reliability and performance its users expect, while ensuring the necessary flexibility for the company to adapt to the fast-changing oil and gas industry. Additionally, the company selected Nutanix to support its goal of dramatically minimizing its datacenter footprint as part of its environmental initiatives to reduce greenhouse emissions.

One of the largest energy producers in the world, Total S.A. is a French multinational company whose businesses cover the entire oil and gas supply chain. Its global operations encompass everything from crude oil and natural gas exploration and production, to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and product trading.

To power its global, distributed operations, Total needed an IT environment that could support its 7,000 applications across the organization, as well as to help increase the reliability and flexibility of their IT infrastructure. In addition, Total also needed a solution that would help them modernize their siloed datacenter and provide a consistent platform and management for all the company’s sites, regardless of the size of each site.

“Over the past few years, we have standardized the majority of our IT infrastructure on Nutanix and have migrated our operations to several clusters throughout North America,” said Guillaume Brocard, Senior Operations Advisor at Total. “These 11 clusters are 100 percent Nutanix, with no other on-premises infrastructure. Standardizing on Nutanix has enabled us to dramatically reduce our total cost of ownership, while helping us make our operations more efficient.”

Nutanix solutions help enable Total to streamline administration and enhance automations, including maintenance, as well as optimize costs. Nutanix solutions also contribute to providing the reliability and performance required to maintain its business leadership in the challenging energy production space, as any loss of services could have significant repercussions. With Nutanix software powering its IT infrastructure in North America, Total has experienced no loss of services for its affiliates in the past three years.

With a wide variety of Nutanix solutions supporting key infrastructure operations, Total now has an extensible foundation that can bring new efficiencies to their operations. Over the next three years, Total plans to continue ramping up its Nutanix environment to enable additional sites and services, optimizing costs using Nutanix solutions together with other technologies.

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