IBM and Nutanix Ink Hyperscale Alliance
IT vendors typically engage in strategic alliances for two reasons: 1) to extend the market reach of their existing products, and 2) to explore potential new markets and use cases. The new alliance between IBM and Nutanix pushes those two hot buttons for both companies.
What are Nutanix and IBM planning to do? In short, the initiative aims to port the former’s Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), Prism management software and Acropolis Container Services (ACS) to the latter’s Power Systems platform. That will result in turnkey, hyperconverged, Power-based solutions for large global enterprises.
Which workloads and applications will be targeted? IBM and Nutanix noted three areas of particular interest:
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.