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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.

OpenShift Given Preference By Nutanix

A major focus of the Nutanix-Red Hat strategic partnership is a move by the two vendors to give greater preference to each other’s solutions when it comes to enabling the development and management of cloud-native applications for customers.

In connection with the partnership, Red Hat OpenShift will now be treated as the “preferred choice for enterprise full stack Kubernetes” on the Nutanix Cloud Platform.

Customers seeking to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift on hyperconverged infrastructure “will be able to use an industry-leading cloud platform from Nutanix,” including both Nutanix AOS and AHV, the companies said in the news release.

Other key partnerships for Nutanix include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with Nutanix solutions tying in to HPE offerings such as the GreenLake cloud services offering.

IBM-Red Hat partners recently told CRN that they see a robust OpenShift sales pipeline, continued hybrid cloud momentum and bright prospects for future growth under Cormier as Red Hat CEO. Herndon, Va.-based Vizuri has been seeing double-digit growth in its Red Hat OpenShift business as a result of the programs put in place by Cormier, said Joe Dickman, senior vice president of Vizuri.

“There are more customers in the queue than qualified resources to deal with them because there are more people now interested in Red Hat OpenShift,” Dickman said.

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