Nutanix announces pact with Microsoft, new global partner programme

Nutanix announces pact with Microsoft, new global partner programme
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9 Sep, 2020

San Jose, California-based cloud computing company Nutanix made two announcements on Wednesday -- its new partnership with Microsoft and the launch of a global partner programme.

The partnership between Microsoft and Nutanix will allow them to deliver a hybrid and multi-cloud environment with seamless application, data and license mobility, along with unified management across on-premise and Azure environments via Nutanix clusters, it said.   

“This partnership helps us deliver a single software stack across public and private clouds, resulting in increased agility, streamlined operations and significant cost savings,” Tarkan Maner, chief commercial officer at Nutanix, said. 

The partnership is expected to help customers run hybrid workloads seamlessly across private and public clouds, without the need to re-architect their applications. Additionally, Microsoft customers will be able to use Azure credits to purchase Nutanix software, and benefit from a combined customer support, the statement said.

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For hyper converged infrastructures, Nutanix and Microsoft will enable managing servers, containers and data services on Nutanix HCI, on-premises or in Azure, through the Azure Arc control pane. Nutanix HCI and Azure Arc are the HCI divisions of the technology majors.

This will help Nutanix customers run Azure Arc servers, containers, data services and cloud practices on-premises along with extending security from Azure anywhere.

Additionally, Nutanix announced the launch of its partner programme, dubbed Elevate, in a separate statement. 

The programme is expected to bring the company’s global partner ecosystem, which includes value added resellers, distributors, service providers and telecom companies into a single integrated architecture.

The unified architecture is expected to provide a simplified, accelerated and multicloud roadmap for its clients’ business transformation.

Elevate works by using a set of tools, resources and marketing platforms provided in the Nutanix Partner portal, which would make it easier for partners to achieve goals in their cloud journeys, a statement said.

“Elevate will enable the entire partner ecosystem to leverage market shifts toward subscription-based, multi-product and multi-cloud delivery of IT for their customers,” Christian Alvarez, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Nutanix, said.

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In the first phase, Elevate will roll out benefits for the channel community with more programme expansion to reach additional partner organisations. The subsequent programmes will contain updated competencies, solution validation options for alliance partners, flexible pricing models and simplified billing for service providers, it said.