November 16, 2015

Lenovo and Nutanix to Bring Hyperconverged Infrastructure to Global Enterprises

Lenovo and Nutanix
New Family of Lenovo Appliances with Nutanix Software Soon to Simplify Data Center Management

Lenovo and Nutanix today announced a strategic partnership to develop, market and sell a new family of Lenovo hyperconverged appliances powered by Nutanix software. Converging storage, server and virtualization services into an integrated scale-out appliance helps simplify data center management and can drive substantial IT cost savings. Both companies are committed to delivering hyperconvergence infrastructure that enables IT organizations to focus on the applications and services that power, and bring greater agility to, their businesses by offering a compelling alternative to public cloud services.

Hyperconvergence combines highly reliable server platforms with state-of-the-art software to build private cloud data centers that match the agility, scalability and fractional consumption of public clouds. This agreement makes sense for Nutanix because of Lenovo’s commitment to innovation and world-class engineering, and their vision of how IT will evolve in the coming decade. Lenovo’s global reach including in fast-growing markets  provides the partnership with an accelerated route to market in critical segments of the industry.

The two companies will introduce a new family of hyperconverged appliances built on Lenovo’s industry-leading enterprise systems, ranked number one in customer satisfaction1 and reliability2, and powered by the award-winning Nutanix software. The joint solution, featuring several of the latest Intel technologies, will run nearly all workloads, including enterprise applications, databases, virtualized desktops, and big data analytics, with improved efficiency and scalability.

To take advantage of the rapidly growing demand for hyperconvergence platforms, Lenovo is making sizeable investments in a dedicated, skilled, global sales team. The combined solution will also be sold through Lenovo channel partners worldwide, as well as by Lenovo's broader enterprise sales teams. Additionally, Lenovo and Nutanix are planning substantial investments in platform engineering and development, as well as aggressive go-to-market initiatives.

“Lenovo is set to bring a new perspective to the global enterprise space. As we keep building our business on innovation, we also partner with the most innovative and leading companies in this space to create new solutions. Nutanix’s technology leadership combined with Lenovo’s global reach will enable both companies to thrive by helping customers dramatically reduce complexity in data centers of all sizes.” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

“Lenovo is an undisputed leader in multiple technology markets, and it has earned the trust of thousands of enterprises around the globe with its innovative and high-quality products,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Nutanix founder and CEO. “Partnering with Lenovo is a critical milestone in our journey to bring invisible infrastructure, with the efficiencies of web-scale technology and power of consumer-grade design, to companies of all sizes.”

Lenovo and Nutanix will jointly announce the new solutions next month at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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