Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nutanix have announced general availability for GreenLake for Nutanix and the HPE ProLiant DX solution. The two companies want to offer more choice in developing a hybrid cloud strategy for customers and partners.
According to Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vie President and General Manager of HPE Pointnext Services, hybrid cloud today is a strategic advantage for organizations. This strategy provides “the flexibility to store data where they want it, maintain control and scale workloads more efficiently to provide the level of service their customers expect”.
The new solutions of HPE and Nutanix should better support companies in setting up the hybrid cloud. For example, GreenLake is an integrated hybrid cloud as-a-service that uses Nutanix’ Enterprise Cloud OS software. The solution also uses the built-in AHV hypervisor.
GreenLake comes as a fully HPE-managed private cloud, reducing total cost-of-ownership and accelerating time to value. Said shortly: customers only pay for what they use.
GreenLake enables companies to design IT solutions with technologies they choose themselves. In addition, CapEx is reduced by up to 30 percent through less overprovisioning. The use of IT resources is increased by 40 percent and goes together with a reduction of the burden on IT staff.
There is also the ProLiant DX solution, which is built on the HPE ProLiant and Apollo servers with pre-installed Nutanix software. The ProLiant DX brings together Nutanix software and server technology in a ready-to-use solution. Like this, businesses can accelerate modernized data center architectures.
The two companies announced their cooperation as early as April this year. Even then, the companies announced that the total cost of ownership could be significantly reduced with their new solutions, which were still planned at the time.
The two companies also discussed support for a range of user applications. Examples include big data appliances such as Splunk and Hadoop. Nutanix also mentioned tier-1 workloads such as Oracle and SAP as examples for user applications on GreenLake.