Nutanix partners rejoice: bare metal on Azure ‘strategically, a great thing’

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Nutanix partners rejoice: bare metal on Azure ‘strategically, a great thing’

Partners are praising Nutanix’s move to extend its Nutanix Cloud Clusters in its hybrid cloud environment to Microsoft Azure dedicated bare metal nodes, giving them opportunities to win deals within the second largest public cloud.

Azure increased its market share against AWS in August, capturing 21-per cent of the public cloud market, with cloud revenues of US$25 billion in the most recent quarter, up 28-per cent year over year, accordign to Synergy Research Group.

With the extension to Microsoft’s public cloud, Nutanix customers can now run workloads on NC2 on Azure and manage Azure instances from Nutanix‘s management interface.

This lets customers run workloads through both private clouds and Microsoft Azure without needing to redesign the software they use to run their business.

“Organisations are embracing hybrid multicloud to easily scale from on-prem to the public cloud, optimise costs for performant and secure workloads, and tap into a flexible subscription model,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, president and CEO of Nutanix..

“NC2 on Azure gives our customers a frictionless on-ramp to Azure with consistent management of apps and data across their hybrid multicloud environment.”

He said the result is a simplified and consistent IT operation across clouds, and a lower cost than other cloud deployment solutions.

“While public cloud has solidified as a crucial investment for businesses, many customers need to run and manage workloads across public and private cloud environments,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud + AI Group, Microsoft.

“NC2 on Azure provides consistent management for businesses’ infrastructure across on-premises and cloud, reduces network latency, and increases cost efficiency.”

Nutanix customers can now access Azure Hybrid Benefit as well as Extended Security Updates, which are security and efficiency bolt-ons.

The company said its customers will be able to port their existing term licenses to NC2 on Azure or get on-demand consumption of Nutanix software through the Azure Marketplace to help movement between private clouds and Microsoft Azure.


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