Red Hat and Nutanix Partner to Deliver Big On Hybrid Cloud

Strategic alliance between industry leaders is a boon for enterprise customers’ cloud journeys

By Monica Kumar

July 29, 2021 | min

Today, we at Nutanix are very excited to officially announce our partnership with Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions.

Hybrid cloud strategies are evolving faster than ever across every industry. Organizations like yours increasingly count on flexibility and freedom of choice to build, run, and manage applications at scale. Understandably, you demand better interoperability and support from leading cloud technology companies like Nutanix and Red Hat. Many organizations seek to run Red Hat® Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift® with the Nutanix® Cloud Platform, in a certified environment.

We at Nutanix and Red Hat have heard you loud and clear!

Our partnership delivers a best-in-class solution for enterprises worldwide to build, scale, and manage virtual and cloud native applications on-premise and in the hybrid cloud.

With that, there is substantial value in store for our joint customers, beginning with the certification of Nutanix Cloud Platform including Nutanix’s built-in hypervisor, AHV®, for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux and for Red Hat OpenShift®. AHV is enterprise-proven and trusted by many large enterprises, including many Fortune 500 customers, to support their most demanding tier-1 workloads.

Enterprise customers demand RHEL and OpenShift to support their workloads, along with the Nutanix Cloud Platform (based on AOS™ infrastructure and AHV® hypervisor) to provide resilient and scalable datacenter infrastructure. Together, these solutions comprise a best-in-class, simplified full-stack solution for virtualized and cloud native applications.

FIGURE 1: Nutanix and Red Hat Enterprise DevOps Stack

Consistent with our customers’ expectations, and our commitment to exceptional customer experience, the certification is backed by joint customer support. Customers in need of any technical support will benefit from the combined expertise of the Red Hat and Nutanix global support teams working together, and be able to reach out to either team for initial support.

As partners, our shared vision for supporting our mutual customers goes beyond pre-sales and post-sales engagements. Red Hat and Nutanix, through joint engineering efforts, roadmap reviews and product planning, will focus on interoperability that delivers additional customer value for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift running on the Nutanix Cloud Platform.

Today’s announcement is just the beginning! We plan to share more about this exciting partnership with you in the coming weeks and months.

Hear more about the partnership at Nutanix’s .NEXT Conference!

We hope to connect with you at our .NEXT, which kicks off on September 20, 2021. At .NEXT, you’ll hear more about this game-changing partnership directly from our executives during their keynote addresses. Among the many engaging breakout sessions we’re offering, you’ll get a detailed look at Red Hat OpenShift running on the Nutanix Cloud Platform. Register for your spot today!

Take the Nutanix Cloud Platform for a Test Drive

If you’re considering the Nutanix Cloud Platform for the foundation of your on-prem OpenShift deployment, take it for a test drive! The Nutanix Test Drive™ puts you in the driver’s seat, offering you hands-on experience with the tools you need to build your cloud—infrastructure, operations, data, apps, DR, and more.


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