With Nutanix and Intel partnering up, IT leaders can deploy and operate Nutanix’ enterprise cloud OS software running on Intel Data Center Block. [shutterstock: 513772240, metamorworks]
Nutanix announced that it is partnering with Intel to enable systems integrators (SIs) and value-added resellers (VARs) to deliver Nutanix-qualified Intel Data Center Block hardware platforms under the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program.
With this new solution, IT leaders can deploy and operate Nutanix’ enterprise cloud OS software running on Intel Data Center Block configure-to-order servers.
As part of this technology partnership, VARs and SIs who are Nutanix Channel Partners will now be able to brand and personalize Intel Data Center Blocks, packaging them with Nutanix software for individual customer deployments.
In addition to providing a faster time to market for emerging Intel-based technologies, VARs and SIs can incorporate specific services to increase their value. Furthermore, they can support their customers throughout the entire project lifecycle: design, implementation, scaling and support.
This gives VARs and SIs new opportunities to grow their businesses with a Nutanix and Intel solution. It also provides them with increased autonomy to meet an expanding set of customer requirements.
This joint solution is available immediately in the Americas. A worldwide launch will follow. Arrow and Tech Data, two key Nutanix VARs, will support the partnership in its inital phases.
Beyond VARs and SIs
However, this partnership also goes beyond opportunities for VARs and SIs. Customers can now gain multiple benefits using Nutanix Enterprise Cloud with Intel Server Products, including:
- Another option to consume Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software
- More choice of Intel technology to support an expanding set of workloads
- High performance and availability when running mission-critical applications with Nutanix
- Storage-dense appliance requirements to reduce customer infrastructure footprint
- Access to Nutanix’ technical support
“Nutanix has continued to impress us with its industry-leading enterprise cloud OS software, and we’re thrilled that our customers will now have access to its technology,” said Phil Harris, Intel Data Center Solutions Group. “We are working closely with Nutanix to roll out this HCI solution, verified by Intel and certified by Nutanix. Consequently, we help customers accelerate the path to market and build new revenue streams.”
“It is critical to us that customers have a frictionless path to deploy the ideal solution for their datacenter needs,” said Raja Mukhopadhyay, Nutanix. “Our new meet-in-the-channel offering with Intel leverages the expertise of the teams who are closest to our customers: our system integrators and value-added resellers. In the long term, they can help customers in optimizing their applications’ performance so they can elevate their IT operations.”
“The Nutanix and Intel partnership meets a distinct market need,” said Howard Goldberg, Arrow Electronics’ Enterprise Computing Solutions Business. “This offering allows our solution providers to more efficiently customize offerings. And that even if they are specific to their end customers’ desired business outcomes and needs.”