Nutanix has expanded its relationship with Microsoft through collaboration on a jointly-engineered integrated hybrid cloud offering.
The offering brings together the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) standard and the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform to deliver a Microsoft Azure-consistent environment within an enterprise data center. The system is ideal for enterprise applications like Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics, which require high performance and availability.
Organizations looking to deploy Microsoft-based hybrid cloud solutions were previously required to bring together different pieces of Microsoft’s technology and complex data center infrastructure to build a solution on their own. This jointly-engineered solution gives customers standardizing on Microsoft technologies an easier-to-deploy path to the hybrid cloud, with features such as self-service deployment, backup, and disaster recovery, based on Nutanix’s industry-leading platform with one-click management simplicity.
“Fitness First needed an infrastructure solution that was simple to deploy and manage and could grow with the business. It was a challenge to support our previous complex infrastructure environment built up over the years,” said Jon Forster, consultant and global program director at Fitness First, a customer for the solution. “We now rely on a hybrid cloud solution using Nutanix enterprise cloud platform, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure for our core applications across Europe and Asia. It has made it simple to handle peak demand with ease, without dealing with the challenges of manual operations or over-provisioned capacity.”
“Nutanix and Microsoft share a vision to simplify, and remove the guesswork, from, building and operating datacenter infrastructure for enterprises. We worked together to make that vision a reality with this solution,” said Jeffrey Snover, Technical Fellow and the Lead Architect for the Enterprise Cloud Group, Microsoft. “This is a great first step together in the long journey to simplifying datacenters.”
“Hyperconvergence continues to increase in popularity and customers are looking for more opportunities to deploy all their applications on a single platform to eliminate the complexity of different infrastructure silos,” said Sunil Potti, chief product and development officer, Nutanix. “By expanding our relationship with Microsoft, Nutanix customers are able to leverage the enterprise applications and datacenter technologies from Microsoft with the peace of mind, simplicity and operational efficiency inherent in the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform.”
Microsoft CPS Standard on Nutanix enterprise cloud platforms is planned to be available by July 2016.