Nutanix recently announced that it has independently validated Cisco® Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series servers to run its Enterprise Cloud Platform™ software. Cisco UCS® C-Series customers now have access to the industry’s most popular hyperconverged solution, providing the benefits of a public cloud while retaining the security and control of on-premises Data centre infrastructure. With this announcement, Nutanix is now available on the platforms of 3 of the 4 leading x86 server vendors, providing customers with increasing choice and flexibility.
Driven by strong demand from Cisco customers, Nutanix™ software has been extensively tested with proven performance on multiple Cisco UCS® C-Series rack-mount servers to run business-critical applications at scale. UCS C-Series customers can gain immediate access to the full breadth of Nutanix™ Enterprise Cloud capabilities, including multiple hypervisor support, advanced data optimisation, scale-out VM, file and block storage services, one-click software upgrades and more. Deployment of Nutanix™ software on UCS C-Series hardware is fully supported by Nutanix’s global support and services teams throughout the entire IT lifecycle, including initial installation, infrastructure scaling and troubleshooting.
Joint customers can also leverage their investment in Cisco networking technologies, including Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), to build a software-defined network and Data centre. Nutanix supports ACI by incorporating the hypervisor into a tightly integrated infrastructure stack that leverages proven technology integration and validated interoperability. Data centre managers can confidently run Nutanix™ Enterprise Cloud Platform software on their existing UCS C-Series deployments with no change to their networking architecture or operations.