Enterprise technology giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and cloud computing software firm Nutanix have formed a partnership to provide hybrid cloud as a service.
In a statement, the companies said that the offering was aimed at giving customers freedom of choice to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.
US-headquartered Nutanix, which has founders of Indian origin, said that the solution will come with its enterprise cloud operating system software and HPE's GreenLake, which provides customers with a pay-as-you-go IT consumption model that will help lower the cost of ownership as well as generate a return on investment much faster.
The combined offering will provide a fully-managed hybrid cloud infrastructure delivered as a service and deployed in customers’ data centres or co-location facility.
“HPE created the modern on-premises, as-a-service consumption market with HPE GreenLake. Our customers get the benefits of a cloud experience combined with the security, governance, and application performance of an on-premises environment while paying for the service based on actual consumption,” said Antonio Neri, president and chief executive of HPE.
Neri added that the partnership provides its customers with an additional hybrid cloud alternative that promises greater agility at lower costs. HPE said that customers could also focus on innovation by shifting to an IT-as-a-service model via GreenLake, which increases productivity by 40% by reducing the support load on IT operations staff apart from shortening IT project deployment by 65%.
“The partnership will provide customers with another choice to make their infrastructure invisible so they can focus on business-critical apps, not the underlying technology,” said Dheeraj Pandey, founder, chief executive and chairman of Nutanix.
The combined solution is expected to be available from the third quarter of the calendar year. As part of the agreement, Nutanix will enable its channel partners to directly sell HPE servers.