Transitioning from Nutanix Xi Leap: Key Strategies for Selecting Your New Disaster Recovery Partner

Transitioning from Nutanix Xi Leap

Nutanix's decision to discontinue Xi Leap means organizations must search for a reliable disaster recovery solution. Xi Leap's end of life does not have to signal a crisis for your business. Instead, it presents an opportunity to explore a tailored DRaaS solution for your organization. 

Nutanix has announced Xi Leap service and support will end on April 16, 2025. With no formal succession plan from Nutanix, customers will need to find a Xi Leap alternative soon.  

For most organizations, you should expect a migration timeline of 1-2 months. Our advice is to start the Xi Leap transition process sooner rather than later.  

Waiting until the last weeks or months prior to Xi Leap's end of life may result in serious hurdles in migrating your data and threaten your business continuity operations. 

Key Considerations for Selecting a Xi Leap Alternative 

When exploring options for a new DRaaS solution, here are some key features to keep in mind: 

  • Tailored Solutions: Look for a provider that understands the uniqueness of your organization and offers flexible and scalable services, ensuring a perfect fit for your specific business needs.
  • Fast Recovery and Dependable Response: In critical situations, fast recovery and response times are essential to minimize disruption to your business operations. Find a provider that prides itself on offering swift and effective solutions during emergencies.
  • Expert Support, Around-the-Clock: Ensure that the provider offers dedicated support 24x7x365. Providers that boast U.S.-based technical experts lead to greater peace of mind and assistance whenever needed.
  • Comprehensive Services: A great DRaaS solution covers everything from server-level solutions, including backup monitoring and system restores, to individual workstation protection.  

The Importance of a Nutanix Partner in Your DRaaS Choice 
Choosing a DRaaS provider with a strong and longstanding relationship with Nutanix will make your transition a smooth experience. Engaging with a company that knows the Nutanix Xi Leap design inside and out ensures your data stays secure and your business operations experience minimal disruption. 

Ideally, the solution you choose will align closely with Nutanix’s standards, allowing for a smooth transition and creating a familiar experience for your end users. 

Connect with HBS for More Information During Your DRaaS Search 

As Nutanix phases out Xi Leap, consider this an opportunity to upgrade to a more tailored, secure, and responsive disaster recovery solution with a technology partner who is committed to your peace of mind and business continuity. 

If you have any questions as you begin your DRaaS solution search or want to hear about the disaster recovery offerings from HBS, please contact us today. 

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Carly Westpfahl