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Red Hat and Nutanix forms partnership for cloud-native applications

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source solutions, and Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing have signed a strategic partnership that will see the companies treating each other as ‘preferred’ options when it comes to building, scaling and managing cloud-native applications.

As part of the partnership, Red Hat OpenShift will become the preferred option for running Kubernetes on the Nutanix Cloud Platform. Customers looking to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) will be able to use a cloud platform from Nutanix, which includes both Nutanix Acropolis Operating System (AOS) and its built-in hypervisor, AHV.

In addition, Nutanix Cloud Platform will be the preferred choice for HCI for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red HatOpenShift, which the companies say will enable customers to deploy virtualized and containerized workloads on an HCI, building on the combined benefits of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies and Nutanix’s hyper-converged offerings.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments.

Nutanix Cloud Platform is now a preferred choice for HCI for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. This will enable customers to deploy virtualized and containerized workloads on hyper-converged infrastructure, building on the combined benefits of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies and Nutanix’s hyper-converged offerings.

Key elements of the partnership –

Red Hat and Nutanix will focus on delivering continuous testing of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift with Nutanix AHV to provide robust interoperability. The companies will also collaborate to deliver more timely support by aligning product roadmaps.

Because of its distributed architecture, Nutanix Cloud Platform delivers an IT environment that is highly scalable and resilient, and well-suited for enterprise deployments of Red Hat OpenShift at scale. The platform also includes fully integrated unified storage, addressing many tough challenges operators routinely face in configuring and managing storage for stateful containers.

Rajiv Ramaswami, president and CEO, Nutanix says, “This partnership brings together Red Hat’s industry-leading cloud-native solutions with the simplicity, flexibility and resilience of the Nutanix Cloud Platform. Together, our solutions provide customers with a full-stack platform to build, scale, and manage containerized and virtualized cloud-native applications in a hybrid multi cloud environment.”

Paul Cormier, president and CEO, Red Hat says, “We have the vision to enable open hybrid clouds, where customers have choice and flexibility. Our partnership with Nutanix brings a leading hyper-converged offering to the open hybrid cloud, driving greater choice for our joint customers in how they deploy their containerized workloads and backed by a joint support experience.”

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, making clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes. Organizations around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app at any location for their hybrid multi-cloud environments.

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