Cisco and Nutanix bring hybrid multicloud solution

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Mumbai: Cisco and Nutanix have announced a global strategic partnership to push hybrid multicloud deployments by offering a complete hyperconverged solution for IT modernisation and business transformation.

IT organisations continue to face significant operational hurdles and urgent sustainability and security concerns as a result of increasing multicloud complexity. This new partnership answers these challenges by simplifying and accelerating the delivery of infrastructure and applications, at a global scale, through best-in-class cloud operating models, unparalleled flexibility, and automated resiliency with industry-leading customer support.

“Customers are asking for solutions that are simple, sustainable, and future-ready,” said Jeremy Foster, SVP and GM of Cisco Compute.

“This partnership answers with a complete solution spanning virtual computer, networking and storage across customer data centres and public clouds. By combining Cisco’s award-winning SaaS-managed compute portfolio with Nutanix’s market-proven cloud platform software, we can help customers develop a balanced approach to power modern workloads on-prem and in the cloud,” added Foster.

“As organisations look to keep up with the pace of innovation, they need an integrated hardware and software platform to support application deployment anywhere,” said Tarkan Maner, CCO – Nutanix.

“This partnership will deliver an expanded market opportunity for both organisations as they tackle the challenges of standardising, simplifying, and securing environments across the data center, in public cloud and the edge,” added Maner.

The new offering integrates Cisco’s SaaS-managed compute and networking infrastructure (Cisco Unified Computing System with Cisco Intersight) with the Nutanix Cloud Platform (Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure, Nutanix Cloud Manager, Nutanix Unified Storage, and Nutanix Desktop Services). Cisco will sell the solution using its extensive go-to-market reach. A fully integrated and validated solution built managed and supported holistically for a seamless end-to-end experience will benefit customers.

The solution will offer flexible deployment options with support for Cisco UCS rack and blade servers, including initial support for C-Series Servers and planned, future support for UCS X-Series. The new offering will integrate advanced Cisco servers (UCS), networking and security (ACI), and management (UCS Manager, Intersight) with the Nutanix Cloud Platform software.

The Nutanix Cloud Platform provides a consistent cloud operating model with a single platform for running applications and data across data centres, edges and public clouds. It supports application deployments — from mission-critical workloads to AI-driven innovation, performance and capacity scale linearly. Further, it is delivered with ground-up resilience, self-healing nodes and persistent storage that is natively integrated.

Following the announcement, Cisco and Nutanix will enable their global sales teams and partners worldwide to offer an exciting new solution combining best-in-class technologies and collaborative go-to-market support, driven by the Cisco team. The solution is expected to be available in the next 90 days.

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