Brocade and Nutanix Announced an Alliance to Help Enterprises Seamlessly Deploy Hyperconverged Infrastructures
Nutanix recently awarded Brocade VDX switches with Nutanix Ready validation for solution compatibility and interoperability with Nutanix systems. Together, Nutanix’s Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) and Brocade’s VDX switches and VCS Fabric technology address customer requirements for virtualization and specific workloads, such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and big data analytics.
“We’re excited to partner with Nutanix to help the enterprise and mid-market deploy hyperconverged infrastructure that delivers simplicity and agility. The Nutanix Ready validation will provide our joint customers with confidence as they deploy our combined technologies,” said Sean Ong, Country Manager, Brocade Malaysia.
Hyperconvergence tightly integrates compute, storage, and virtualization using commodity hardware to bring simplified operation, high availability, and scalability to the data center. According to Gartner, “By 2018, converged infrastructure systems categorized as ‘hyperconverged infrastructure’ will represent 35 percent of total converged infrastructure shipments.”
As performance and storage demands increase, data center leaders are looking to hyperconverged systems to minimize complexity and enable agility for their mission-critical workloads. The foundation for this new infrastructure needs to cost-effectively match the performance benefits that Nutanix brings. Brocade’s VCS Fabric technology balances these benefits with resiliency and efficiency through automation.
Venugopal Pai, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances at Nutanix, added that Brocade fabrics deploy and scale out with ease complementing Nutanix solutions that make datacenter infrastructures invisible.
This partnership bolsters the fact that Brocade and Nutanix are also closely aligned on channel strategy, and have common distribution partners, including Avnet and Arrow. Both companies are committed to delivering ongoing enablement tools and programs to ensure continued customer and channel success.