Hybrid Solutions Joining Private and Public Cloud: Microsoft Azure and Nutanix

Nutanix and Microsoft Azure Partnership: Customers and Partners Reactions



“At CarMax we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best experience in buying or selling a car. We are excited about what the partnership between Nutanix and Microsoft will bring, with Nutanix Clusters for Azure and beyond. I envision this hybrid cloud solution will accelerate our teams' ability to try new innovative ideas and bring them to our customers, by increasing agility, scalability and reliability while reducing risk.”

—Ken Shaffer, AVP Technology, CarMax

Société Générale

“Société Générale has decided to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy. To implement such a strategy, companies need partners like Nutanix and Microsoft, who can help them build, operate, secure and monitor a hybrid cloud environment, and effectively deliver on their promises of agility and scalability, while meeting stringent regulatory, security and performance requirements.”

—Khaled Soudani, Group Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Société Générale

United Network for Organ Sharing

“At United Network for Organ Sharing, technology is vital in support of our mission. Technology makes it possible to match life-saving donor organs to transplant candidates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Given the critical nature of our work, a reliable, scalable and flexible IT infrastructure is a must have, making a truly unified hybrid cloud solution ideal. Nutanix’s collaboration with Microsoft on bridging together private and public clouds with Nutanix Clusters on Azure would help us leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud while simplifying our daily operations.”

—Tiwan Nicholson, Director of IT Service Operations, United Network for Organ Sharing



“Many companies face complexities when managing hybrid cloud environments across private and public clouds. We are excited to collaborate with Nutanix to give customers flexibility and a seamless experience with hybrid Nutanix and Azure solutions.”

—Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and AI, at Microsoft Corporation


“AMD is excited to continue its collaboration with Nutanix to help our joint customers benefit from the performance and efficiency of AMD EPYC processors with the Nutanix HCI software. The Nutanix and Microsoft Azure partnership to deliver hybrid cloud solutions will allow customers to truly unify their Nutanix HCI and AMD EPYC processor based private clouds along with Azure for burstable and elastic workloads. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Nutanix and creating exceptional hybrid cloud solutions.”

—Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD


"The future of work will be driven by hybrid-work models that provide companies with a flexible infrastructure to support, secure and empower their teams. Nutanix Clusters for Microsoft Azure will provide Citrix customers with choice in how they deploy these models, accelerate their move to the cloud and speed adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops that transform the way work gets done”

—Sridhar Mullapudi, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Citrix


“At Fujitsu we focus on helping our customers simplify deployments across a range of private, public, and edge cloud infrastructure environments. We have long been a big partner with Microsoft along with being a service provider for Microsoft Azure. A hybrid cloud infrastructure bringing together Nutanix private cloud and Azure deployments will help us provide our customers with a unified hybrid cloud solution to support their IT strategies.”

—Olivier Delachapelle - Head of Category Management, Products Sales Europe at Fujitsu


“With Infosys Cobalt, our clients are embracing hybrid cloud solutions to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.. As the 2019 Microsoft Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year, we are excited to work with Microsoft Azure and Nutanix to deliver unified hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions. We believe this will bring the benefits of hybrid deployments for our clients while addressing some of their key technical and operational challenges.”

—Anant Adya, SVP and Business Head for Cloud, Infrastructure & Security Services, Infosys


“Organizations are increasingly adopting a hybrid IT model, which spans traditional on-premises environments to everything as-a-Service. HPE ProLiant DX servers, which are the industry’s most secure servers, have rapidly become a preferred choice for customers selecting Nutanix software for their HCI experience, including those now considering Nutanix Clusters on Microsoft Azure. The Nutanix solution, powered by HPE servers, is also available through HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to provide customers secure, subscription-based, agile, and elastic capabilities.”

—Neil MacDonald, SVP & GM, HPE Compute


“HCL’s focus has been on helping our customers by providing service orchestration and management capabilities along with co-development for product testing and launch activities across private and public clouds like Azure. Being a long-time partner of both Microsoft and Nutanix we know our customers will benefit from a strengthened alliance between these two market leaders. Nutanix Clusters on Azure will allow us to help our customers become cloud ready with a hybrid cloud environment that offers flexibility, scalability and agility that they need.”

—Kalyan Kumar, Corporate VP and CTO, HCL Technologies


“Intel has been co-innovating with Nutanix for many years to deliver high-performance infrastructure solutions with the Nutanix HCI software utilizing the Intel Xeon processors and Intel solid-state drives. Nutanix HCI already runs efficiently with Intel technologies whether that is in a customer’s datacenter, in a service provider cloud or in the Nutanix Cloud. With Nutanix Clusters we are excited to bring our joint technology innovations to the Nutanix and Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud.”

—Greg Ernst, Vice President of North American Sales, Intel


“Lenovo's data center solutions customers are benefiting from the strong engineering partnership between Nutanix and Microsoft.  As our customers deploy Lenovo solutions for hybrid cloud environments, they will benefit from the combination of simpler, more integrated tooling across Microsoft Azure and Nutanix Clusters, allowing them to quickly scale and adapt to their changing business needs.”

—Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President, Lenovo and President, Lenovo Data Center Group


“Combining Nutanix HCI software with Supermicro’s industry-recognized resource-saving server technology delivers one of the world’s most energy-efficient server platforms,”  said Charles Liang, president, and CEO of Supermicro.  “Nutanix clusters on Microsoft Azure enable customers to easily extend their on-premises Nutanix software running on Supermicro servers for hybrid cloud applications.”

—Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro


“As an industry recognized leader in Cloud professional services worldwide, Wipro has a long history of helping organizations design, build and operate cloud infrastructure to enable continuous transformation leveraging our BoundaryLess Enterprise solution. We are excited to continue our long standing partnerships with Microsoft and Nutanix, and bring the technical and operational benefits of hybrid cloud infrastructure powered by Nutanix and Azure technologies to our customers."

—Kiran Desai, SVP and Global Head, Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Wipro Limited