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Nutanix informs Techzine about a partnership with HPE, as a result of which the parties will offer a fully managed hybrid cloud infrastructure ‘as a Service’ (aaS). In this way, joint customers can receive the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solution via HPE’s GreenLake aaS platform.

According to Nutanix, there was a demand from HPE customers for the use of Enterprise Cloud OS and its AHV hypervisor, despite the fact that HPE competes with the Nutanix software with its Simplicity solution. In 2017, Nutanix announced support for HPE servers, but now the companies are seeking close cooperation. Nutanix sees this as a big step in the market, the cooperation was established through negotiations between the two CEOs.

GreenLake is therefore a aaS solution for on-premise IT. A so-called pay-per-use payment model applies, so that payments are made for the measured resources, for example. A combined solution supports customers in a range of applications. Examples include virtualised big data applications such as Splunk and Hadoop. Nutanix also mentions virtualized tier-1 workloads such as Oracle and SAP as examples.


In the press release, the reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is mentioned as one of the advantages. Research carried out by IDC on behalf of Nutanix, for example, shows that customers of the HCI supplier achieve a 60 percent reduction in operational costs over five years. At HPE GreenLake, customers would save 30 percent on CapEx (Capital Expenditures) by eliminating the need for overprovisiong. There would also be a 90 percent reduction in support and professional service costs.

On the other hand, the transition to an ITaaS model promises productivity growth through reduced support pressure on ITOps and reduced implementation time of IT projects. Nutanix also punctualizes the use of a free hypervisor via a aaS model as an advantage, as well as the single-click simplicity of the company for implementing and scaling virtualized workloads.

Integrated appliance and availability

The two companies simultaneously announce that Nutanix channel partners will be able to sell HPE servers (ProLiant and Apollo) directly with Enterprise Cloud OS as an integrated appliance. This allows customers to use a fully integrated solution, delivered directly from HPE plants.

The Nutanix HCI software on HPE GreenLake and the integrated appliance with Nutanix software on HPE servers are expected in the third quarter of this year.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.