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Nutanix Targets EPYC™ Single-Socket Appliances with AMD and HPE

By Marc Trouard-Riolle

On August 1st, Nutanix announced the availability of a new family of Nutanix-integrated HPE ProLiant DX appliances, the result of a collaboration between two leaders to help customers simplify and modernize their datacenters to run applications at any scale.

This week, Nutanix proudly participated at the general availability launch of the AMD EPYC™ family of processors. Partnering with HPE, Nutanix software was demoed in public for the first time running Nutanix AOS and AHV powered by the AMD EPYC™ 7000 series of processors.

Driven by a desire to provide customer choice, this collaboration will result in a range of certified platforms for single socket use cases. With a high processor core and thread count, Nutanix software can leverage the processors for a variety of customer use cases, ranging from private cloud to modern scale-out databases and end-user computing (EUC).

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud architecture is ideally suited to customers wanting the freedom to choose from a range of solution stack components to suit different use cases. Prism, for example, enables the management of all virtual environments running on AOS within one user interface, regardless of platform vendor, CPU type or even hypervisor. With simplified and streamlined workflows, customers can run Nutanix AHV and VMware ESXi side-by-side and make hypervisor and VM management as easy as one-click.

The demo environment for the launch event consisted of two Nutanix clusters running on HPE ProLiant servers, each with 64-core AMD EPYC™ processors. One three-node cluster running AHV and the other a single-node cluster running ESXi is a great example of how an organization might choose to leverage different infrastructure configurations that best suits their business needs, and without sacrificing the simplicity of common management workflows.

Nutanix is currently working towards launching its support for the AMD EPYC™ family of processors. To learn more from AMD on the integration of EPYC™ family of processors with Nutanix, visit here. To learn more about the Nutanix and HPE partnership, visit here.

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