Open source solutions provider Red Hat on Thursday announced its partnership with Nutanix, a hybrid multicloud computing service provider to enable solutions for building, scaling and managing cloud-native applications on-premises and in hybrid clouds.
The collaboration is said to combines technologies, enabling installation, interoperability and management of Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Nutanix Cloud Platform, including Nutanix AOS and AHV. The platform also includes fully integrated unified storage, addressing many challenges operators routinely face in configuring and managing storage for stateful containers, according to a press statement. Customers looking to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will be able to use the cloud platform.
Nutanix AHV will now be a Red Hat certified hypervisor enabling support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift on its cloud. The certification of the Nutanix built-in hypervisor, AHV, for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift is said to offer enterprise customers a simplified full stack solution for their containerised and virtualised cloud-native applications. This certification delivers Red Hat customers additional choice in hypervisor deployments, especially as many organizations explore innovative, modern virtualization technologies, the company said.
The partners will focus on delivering continuous testing to provide interoperability and timely support by aligning product roadmaps. Paul Cormier, president and CEO, Red Hat said, “Our partnership with Nutanix brings hyperconverged offering to the open hybrid cloud, driving choice for our joint customers in how they deploy their containerized workloads and backed by a joint support experience.”
Nutanix does have other partners, including an agreement with Microsoft including AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service), though the technology is still in private preview.