The IT world is undergoing a profound transformation, with multicloud environments becoming increasingly complex. Organizations are grappling with operational challenges, sustainability concerns, and heightened security requirements. The partnership between Cisco and Nutanix aims to address these challenges head-on by simplifying and expediting the delivery of infrastructure and applications on a global scale.
One of the core objectives of this collaboration is to provide a unified approach to IT modernization. Jeremy Foster, Cisco Compute Senior Vice President and General Manager, notes that “customers are asking for solutions that are simple, sustainable, and future-ready”. He further explained that the partnership is to provide a holistic solution covering virtual compute, networking, and storage, both in customer data centers and public clouds.
“As organizations look to keep up with the pace of innovation, they need an integrated hardware and software platform to support application deployment anywhere” – Tarkan Maner, chief commercial officer (Nutanix)
This approach leverages Cisco’s award-winning SaaS-managed compute portfolio and Nutanix’s proven cloud platform software. The goal is to empower customers to navigate the complexities of modern workloads, whether on-premises or in the cloud. In essence, the partnership embodies a synergy of Cisco’s hardware prowess and Nutanix’s software expertise.
One of the key outcomes of this partnership is the creation of an integrated and validated solution. Cisco’s SaaS-managed compute and networking infrastructure seamlessly integrate with the Nutanix Cloud Platform. The aim here being to provide customers with a seamless end-to-end experience, backed by industry-leading customer support.
The collaboration also extends to the integration of Cisco’s advanced servers, networking, security, and management solutions with Nutanix Cloud Platform software. This combined offering is set to redefine hybrid multicloud deployments.
The solution is expected to be available within the next 90 days, promising a transformative approach to hybrid multicloud deployments for organizations worldwide.