At its User Forum this summer, Dell announced a new partnership with Nutanix that will make the company a leading provider of software-defined infrastructure products. The Dell XC Series of Web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software, combines compute, storage and networking into one unit that offers simplicity, scale and efficiency, and dramatically simplifies deployment. The new solutions are being developed to meet the needs of mid- and large-sized organizations.
According to Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage, “[The Nutanix announcement] is a significant proof-point of our vision and ability to leverage a strong ecosystem to offer choice and flexibility for customers. There’s a rapidly growing opportunity for advanced converged infrastructure solutions, and Nutanix’s market-leading and differentiated, software-driven solution fits perfectly with Dell’s customer-driven approach and desire to redefine data center economics. In teaming with Nutanix, we will bring to market a new series of converged infrastructure appliances built on Dell servers and powered by Nutanix software. The new appliances will provide a simple and efficient IT infrastructure to data center, virtualization and storage teams in mid- and large-sized enterprises. By combining market-leading technologies from both companies, and Dell’s world-class go-to-market capabilities, we plan to disrupt a growing, multi-billion-dollar market.”
- Dell Storage SC4000 Series – Q3 2014
- Dell XC Series of Web-scale converged appliances – Q4 2014
- New, upgraded series coming in 2015 and 2016
Dell will provide support for the hardware, while Nutanix provides software support, offering your organization the best of both worlds.
Click here to read the press release about the Nutuanix partnership announcement.