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Nutanix and Dell in global agreement to produce converged data centre infrastructure

Thu 26 Jun 2014

Data centre infrastructure software start up, Nutanix is to supply its technology to Dell under a new original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement allowing the major to produce web scale servers for the converged infrastructure market.

The devices will combine Nutanix’s software and Dell server hardware to deliver “a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity” to data centres. The agreement also includes joint sales, marketing, support and service investments.

Designated the XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, the devices will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers. They are designed for to suit high-performance converged infrastructure applications such virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualised business applications and multi-hypervisor environments.

Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage, said the Nutanix software fits with Dell’s efforts to redefine data centre economics and simplify IT. “By combining market-leading infrastructure and software technologies from both companies with Dell’s world-class go-to-market capabilities, we believe our new solutions will be positioned to be a significant player in the growing, multi-billion dollar,” he said.

Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO of Nutanix. said the deal would accelerate its sales plan. “In Dell we chose a company that shares our vision of disrupting traditional data centre infrastructures with intelligent software running on x86 hardware to power all data centre services.”

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