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5 Things To Know About The Nutanix-Red Hat Container Deal

Kyle Alspach

In a shot against VMware, the new strategic partnership will include promoting Red Hat OpenShift as the ‘preferred’ option for running Kubernetes on the Nutanix Cloud Platform.

Combining ‘Industry-Leading’ Technologies

Nutanix and Red Hat characterized the new strategic partnership as a way to bring together “industry-leading” technologies from both vendors—ultimately “enabling installation, interoperability and management of Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Nutanix Cloud Platform, including Nutanix AOS and AHV,” the companies said in the news release.

The deal combines Red Hat’s “industry-leading cloud native solutions” with the “simplicity, flexibility and resilience of the Nutanix Cloud Platform,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, president and CEO of Nutanix, in the release.

Put together, the solutions create a full-stack platform for building, scaling and managing applications—both containerized and virtualized cloud-native applications—in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Ramaswami said.

Paul Cormier, president and CEO of Red Hat, said the strategic partnership with Nutanix “brings a leading hyperconverged offering to the open hybrid cloud.” The move will drive “greater choice for our joint customers in how they deploy their containerized workloads,” which will be backed by a “joint support experience,” Cormier said in the news release.

 
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