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Expanding the Nutanix and Dell EMC Partnership

The Nutanix and Dell EMC® partnership has been an enormous success. We would like to thank our joint customers for choosing our combined infrastructure for their enterprise clouds.

We are actively looking to deliver even greater value to our joint customers through tighter integration between Nutanix and other technologies within the Dell EMC portfolio. Here is a glimpse into the areas that we are working on jointly on behalf of our customers:

  • Performance optimized integration with the latest Microsoft® stack including Windows® Server 2016, Hyper-V® and Windows Containers.
  • A new hyper-converged appliance, Dell EMC XC Xpress, intended for small and medium size organizations. The appliance running Nutanix Xpress™ software addresses the IT needs of smaller organizations.
  • Ideal configuration and deployment guides for customers as they embrace Pivotal® Cloud Foundry®. Customers will be able to rapidly and easily develop and deploy applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry by adopting a rapid iteration approach central to increasing developer productivity.
  • Integration with market leading data protection products from Dell EMC (Avamar®, Data Domain®) to bring to bear best-of-breed enterprise cloud and best-of-breed backup with an on-ramp to public cloud.

Windows 2016

Nutanix and Dell EMC plan to continue our support for essential Microsoft datacenter technologies by enabling Windows Server 2016 support across the entire Nutanix portfolio and the Dell EMC XC Series. New technologies in Windows Server 2016, such as discrete device attachment, should enable significant performance improvements within the Nutanix stack for Hyper-V customers.

Support for Windows 2016 Hyper-V Core and GUI, as well as fast growing datacenter technologies such as Windows Server containers, will help our customers build, test and deploy apps to any cloud including Microsoft Azure. In addition, Nutanix and Dell EMC plan to co-develop solutions to fully take advantage of the efficiencies offered by Nano server.

Dell EMC XC Xpress for SMB

For small and medium-sized businesses, purchasing, installing and managing IT infrastructure poses significant challenges. Existing solutions may be too complicated and require specialized skills that overstretch IT budgets. Xpress is a complete hyper-converged appliance that natively integrates server, storage and virtualization in a single, space-saving platform and radically simplifies the infrastructure stack. The new XC430 Xpress is affordable, and is easy to order, deploy, operate and manage.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry

The third area of focus is Pivotal Cloud Foundry and cloud native applications. Businesses should be focused on applications that add value to the organization not the underlying infrastructure. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native platform that can significantly accelerate critical business applications. What used to take months to develop and deploy applications now can be done in weeks or days.

To rapidly develop and deploy applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry, XC Series and Pivotal engineering teams have collaborated to create the ideal configuration and deployment guide, which reduces risk and accelerates a customer’s ability to increase developer productivity and reduce IT operation costs. This allows customers to have an end-to-end cloud-native platform solution, reducing risk and accelerating time-to-value, with the flexibility of deploying both their Java-based as well as .NET-based apps.

The reference architecture and deployment guides for Pivotal Cloud Foundry on XC Series are available today.

The partnership between Nutanix and Dell EMC continues to offer customers choice, efficiency and simplicity to build, deploy and manage their applications throughout the lifecycle.

Data Protection Integrations

Nutanix customers can now integrate natively to Microsoft® Azure®. We want to take this one step further by integrating market leading Dell EMC data protection offerings together with XC Series powered by Nutanix. We plan to continue to make it easier for our customers to use the Azure public cloud as a seamless extension of their on-premise datacenter. The first phase of this work is available now as a reference architecture.

In addition, by leveraging Dell EMC Data Domain’s ability to natively tier deduplicated data to Microsoft Azure, customers will have the flexibility to efficiently store backup data on premise or in the Azure public cloud for long term data retention and compliance.

Please contact your local account teams to learn more about these offerings on the Dell EMC XC Series platform or join us at the Dell EMC Platinum Sponsor session at 4:10pm on June 29 during the Nutanix .NEXT user conference in Washington, D.C.

Forward-Looking Statements

This blog includes forward-looking statements concerning product features and technology that are under development or in process and capabilities of such product features and technology, and our plans to introduce product features, including integrations with data protection products from Dell EMC, software products from Microsoft, and the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, among others: changes in our relationships with our partners, including Dell EMC and Microsoft; failure to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing, new product features or technology on a timely or cost-effective basis; the introduction, or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions, including public cloud infrastructure; a shift in industry or competitive dynamics or customer demand; and other risks detailed in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this blog and, except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances. Any future product or roadmap information is intended to outline general product directions, and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation for Nutanix to deliver any material, code, or functionality. This information should not be used when making a purchasing decision. Further, note that Nutanix has made no determination as to if separate fees will be charged for any future product enhancements or functionality which may ultimately be made available. Nutanix may, in its own discretion, choose to charge separate fees for the delivery of any product enhancements or functionality which are ultimately made available.

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