Spanning private and public cloud environments to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure offers a seamless hyper-converged infrastructure and unified management
Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2’s) general availability on Microsoft Azure has been announced by Nutanix, extending its hybrid cloud environment to Microsoft Azure dedicated bare metal nodes.
Spanning private and public cloud environments to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure offers a seamless hyper-converged infrastructure and unified management. Enabling customers to keep the operating model simple and consistent between Azure and on-premises, NC2 on Azure enables customers to deploy and manage their workloads in their own Azure account and VNet.
Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure provides customers the investment protection and choice to run their workloads in a hybrid cloud environment with license portability of Nutanix term-based software and the ability to leverage all Microsoft Azure benefits. With additional global Azure regions to follow in 2023, Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure is now generally available to customers on Azure dedicated bare metal nodes in North America Azure regions.
“Organisations are embracing hybrid multicloud to easily scale from on-prem to the public cloud, optimise costs for performant and secure workloads, and tap into a flexible subscription model,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, President and CEO of Nutanix. “NC2 on Azure gives our customers a frictionless on-ramp to Azure with consistent management of apps and data across their hybrid multicloud environment.”
“While public cloud has solidified as a crucial investment for businesses, many customers need to run and manage workloads across public and private cloud environments,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud + AI Group, Microsoft. “NC2 on Azure provides consistent management for businesses’ infrastructure across on-premises and cloud, reduces network latency, and increases cost efficiency.”
To manage Azure instances from Nutanix’s management interface, customers can now run workloads on Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure. Without needing to re-architect their applications, this enables customers to run hybrid workloads seamlessly across private clouds and Microsoft Azure. When compared to other cloud deployment solutions, the expected result is simplified and consistent IT operations across clouds, hybrid cloud adoption in hours and lower total cost of ownership.
To improve cost, security, and efficiency, customers can also take advantage of Azure Hybrid Benefit as well as Extended Security Updates. Enabling frictionless movement between private clouds and Microsoft Azure, Nutanix customers will be able to port their existing term licenses to Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure or get on-demand consumption of Nutanix software through the Azure Marketplace.
“Customers are struggling with the reality of managing workloads across private and public clouds, and this challenge is not going away,” said Paul Nashawaty, Senior Analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group. “This Nutanix and Azure solution addresses key challenges many enterprises are facing by providing unified management across clouds with applications, data and license portability.”
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