Cisco, Nutanix Partner to Simplify Hybrid Multicloud Transformation

Cisco, a leader in enterprise networking and security, and Nutanix Inc., a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, have entered a global strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid multi-cloud deployments by offering a complete hyper-converged solution for IT modernization and business transformation.

IT organizations face significant operational hurdles and urgent sustainability and security concerns because of increasing multi-cloud complexity. The Cisco-Nutanix partnership answers the challenges by simplifying and accelerating the delivery of infrastructure and applications – at a global scale – through best-in-class cloud operating models, flexibility and automated resiliency.

“Customers are asking for solutions that are simple, sustainable, and future-ready,” said Jeremy Foster, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Compute. “This partnership answers with a complete solution spanning virtual computing, networking and storage across customer data centers and public clouds. By combining Cisco’s award-winning SaaS-managed compute portfolio with Nutanix’s market-proven cloud platform software, we can help customers develop a balanced approach to power modern workloads on-prem and in the cloud.”

The offering integrates Cisco’s SaaS-managed compute and networking infrastructure (Cisco Unified Computing System with Cisco Intersight) with the Nutanix Cloud Platform (Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure, Nutanix Cloud Manager, Nutanix Unified Storage, and Nutanix Desktop Services) and will be sold by Cisco using its go-to-market reach.

“As organizations look to keep up with the pace of innovation, they need an integrated hardware and software platform to support application deployment anywhere,” said Tarkan Maner, chief commercial officer at Nutanix. “This partnership will deliver an expanded market opportunity for both organizations as they tackle the challenges of standardizing, simplifying, and securing environments across the data center, in public cloud and the edge.”

The solution will offer flexible deployment options with support for Cisco UCS rack and blade servers, including initial support for C-Series Servers and planned, future support for UCS X-Series. The offering will integrate advanced Cisco servers (UCS), networking and security (ACI) and management (UCS Manager, Intersight) with the Nutanix Cloud Platform software.

The Nutanix Cloud Platform provides a cloud operating model with a single platform for running applications and data across data centers, edges and public clouds. To best support application deployments, from mission-critical workloads to AI-driven innovation, performance and capacity scale linearly, resilience is delivered from the ground up with self-healing nodes, and persistent storage is natively integrated.

Availability for the hyperconverged solution for IT modernization and business transformation is expected in the next 90 days.

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