HPE and Nutanix to offer joint hybrid cloud as a service platform
Partnership integrates HPE GreenLake ecosystem with Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nutanix are teaming up to provide an integrated hybrid cloud as-a-service (aaS).
This offering will leverage Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software including its built-in, free AHV hypervisor, delivered through HPE GreenLake to provide customers with a fully HPE-managed hybrid cloud.
Additionally, as part of the agreement, Nutanix will enable its channel partners to directly sell HPE servers combined with Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software so that customers can purchase an integrated appliance.
“Our customers tell us that it’s their applications that matter most. Our partnership with HPE will provide Nutanix customers with another choice to make their infrastructure invisible so they can focus on business-critical apps, not the underlying technology,” said Dheeraj Pandey, founder, CEO and chairman of Nutanix.
Legacy approaches to hybrid IT present many challenges, including complex systems that require large IT operations staff, increasing software licensing and operating costs, and concerns over vendor lock-in.
The HPE-Nutanix partnership seeks to address these challenges by delivering an alternative that reduces cost and complexity. The combined offering will provide fully managed hybrid cloud infrastructure delivered as-a-service and deployed in customers’ data centres or co-location facility.
HPE GreenLake is a leading aaS platform for on-premises IT. With variable payments based on actual metered usage of the workload or resources, scalability coupled with management and support, HPE GreenLake delivers a cloud experience to customers’ data centre or co-location environment. With HPE’s growing partner ecosystem, customers can design IT solutions with their chosen technologies, reduce CapEx due to reduced overprovisioning while increasing IT resources.
“Hundreds of global customers now leverage HPE GreenLake to get the benefits of a cloud experience combined with the security, governance, and application performance of an on-premises environment, while paying for the service based on actual consumption,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO, HPE. “Today, HPE is expanding its leadership in this market by providing additional choice to customers seeking a hybrid cloud alternative that promises greater agility at lower costs.”