Cisco and Nutanix have announced a global strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid multicloud deployments by offering a new hyperconverged solution for IT modernization and business transformation.
The new offering integrates Cisco’s SaaS-managed compute and networking infrastructure with the Nutanix Cloud Platform, which includes Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure, Nutanix Cloud Manager, Nutanix Unified Storage, and Nutanix Desktop Services. The solution will offer multiple 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 platform.
“Customers are asking for solutions that are simple, sustainable, and future-ready,” said Jeremy Foster, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Compute. “This partnership answers with a complete solution spanning virtual compute, networking, and storage across customer data centers and public clouds.”
“As organizations 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, chief commercial officer at Nutanix. “This partnership will deliver an expanded market opportunity for both organizations as they tackle the challenges of standardizing, simplifying, and securing environments across the data center, in public cloud and the edge.”
Cisco and Nutanix will enable their global sales teams and partners worldwide to offer this new combined solution within the next 90 days, according to a joint statement by the two companies.
IT organizations continue to face significant operational hurdles, including sustainability and security concerns, as a result of increasing multicloud complexity. This new partnership is expected to simplify and accelerate the delivery of infrastructure and applications, at a global scale.