Nutanix and HPE Team Up Together to Deliver Cloud Simplicity On-Premises

By Brian Cox
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On October 9, 2019, HPE and Nutanix announced the availability of HPE GreenLake with Nutanix. HPE GreenLake is an infrastructure service that delivers on-demand capacity and planning. HPE GreenLake customers benefit from the one-click simplicity and high scalability of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for deploying and operating infrastructure as a service on which to run their applications. The announcement of this new infrastructure consumption model is being featured at the Nutanix .NEXT Europe user conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“HPE GreenLake is one of the fastest growing offerings from HPE, and Nutanix is excited to be a part of it,” said Ben Gibson, Nutanix Chief Marketing Officer. “We love the opportunity to provide more choice to customers, and adding Nutanix Enterprise Cloud to the GreenLake portfolio gives yet another way for IT to simplify how they deliver services rapidly to the business.”

HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity program is a well-established consumption-based IT model from HPE that marks a shift in the way customers operate IT. It provides pay-as-you-go infrastructure capacity on-demand, combining the agility and economics of public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT.

HPE GreenLake with Nutanix uses a unit of measure consisting of the amount of GiB of virtual RAM allocated for use with the VMs. The average consumption over the month is calculated and then billed monthly. Though the customer takes delivery of the HPE systems with Nutanix software on-site or at the customers’ co-location facility, there is no charge up-front, just a monthly bill based on actual consumption. This makes expenditures better matched with usage.

In addition to a consumption-based billing model, HPE also offers the option to outsource operations to HPE staff through the HPE PointNext services organization. This removes the hassle of customers devoting their own IT staff from doing installations, upgrades, patching and other maintenance, thus radically simplifying the customers’ IT staff time and freeing up resources so they can focus more on deploying new applications and services and pursuing other strategic business initiatives.

Specifically for HPE GreenLake for Nutanix delivered “as a Service” by HPE, it will be targeted at three workloads initially: End User Computing, Databases and Private Cloud. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has a long history serving each of these workloads.

For End-User Computing, HPE GreenLake with Nutanix is an attractive choice for demanding virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments with one-click management, superior scalability, industry-leading return on investment (ROI) and support for:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops
  • VMware Horizon View

The HPE GreenLake with Nutanix for End User Computing solution makes it easier to deploy and manage virtual desktop infrastructure, allowing you to deliver a great experience for all users, to start small and scale to thousands of users without re-architecting and to pay as you grow and slash TCO.

For Databases, whether your primary goal is to modernize your database operations, consolidate your databases to prevent sprawl, accelerate internal development cycles, or improve critical application performance, the HPE GreenLake with Nutanix for Databases solution makes deployment and management as easy as a single click. Consolidate your segregated workloads into a single, simplified management platform that lets you provision, clone, patch, refresh, and backup your database in just a few minutes with one click.

For Private Cloud, the HPE GreenLake with Nutanix software offers infrastructure that is engineered to deliver highly scalable, available, and efficient cloud services. It is designed to be simple with one-click deployment, update, and disaster recovery (DR) making lifecycle management truly easy. It is intelligent with built-in AI and adaptive machine learning which automatically adjusts resources to optimize performance and utilization. This provides a future-ready infrastructure that brings greater efficiency to further simplify IT. Lastly, it is resilient. HPE GreenLake with Nutanix for Private Cloud eliminates data loss or downtime, keeps your business running and data safe, with built-in security, data protection, backup and DR.

Nutanix is eager to provide all these workload benefits for customers, but now with a new way to experience them through the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity program. No longer is buying the full hardware-software stack all up-front the only option. Going forward customers will also be able to skip the initial purchase outlay and simply pay as a monthly invoice based on actual usage, much like a flexible lease.

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