Last week we met with partners, customers, and cloud aficionados at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference in beautiful Nice, France. This year, .NEXT was held appropriately at the Acropolis Conference Center, designed as tribute to the ancient citadel perched high above the city of Athens, and also the name given to Nutanix’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution for running any application at any scale.
The event was quite successful for SUSE as we talked with hundreds of customers about how Nutanix Enterprise Cloud is SUSE Ready certified to run with SUSE OpenStack Cloud. This combined approach offers the best of both worlds: OpenStack’s open API for provisioning automation, with the ease of operations provided by the industry leading hyperconverged infrastructure platform. This combination enables you to build a private or public cloud that delivers the agility you want, at the costs you need.
OpenStack has huge momentum in the enterprise, and SUSE OpenStack Cloud is the first on-premise enterprise OpenStack solution against which Nutanix is officially certified. Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure invisible and allows enterprises who are adopting OpenStack to focus on the orchestration and automation that OpenStack provides, while gaining the flexibility, continuous innovation and operational efficiencies of a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solution.
Nutanix drivers for the OpenStack core services are SUSE Ready certified and fully supported for use with SUSE OpenStack Cloud, allowing customers to combine all the benefits of Nutanix HCI with the multi-tenancy and micro segmentation capabilities of OpenStack, and all of this with the security and control of an on-premises deployment.
We also talked about the fact that the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) has achieved SUSE YES certification, meaning that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has been officially tested and certified as a guest OS running on AHV, and the combination is fully supported by Nutanix and SUSE.