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The blog post, Don’t be misled…HPE and Nutanix are not partners, warns HPE customers, “Landing Nutanix software on HPE® hardware without any type of OEM or support agreement is going to cause real issues in the real world.”

I guess the author was miffed that Nutanix® announced that its software would be independently certified on HPE servers without HPE’s consent. While I sympathize with that reaction, the combination of HPE servers and Nutanix software is enticing. Like Nutanix’s OEM partners, Dell and Lenovo, HPE servers are well built with quality components and trusted X86 architecture. When Nutanix software is added on top of HPE servers, both stability and compatibility are ensured.

Support Without Concern

Nutanix has steadily expanded its hardware-supported platforms over the years. First was the Nutanix-ODM industry standard servers, then Dell, Lenovo, Cisco UCS® and, now, HPE ProLiant®. When aligned with the server manufacturer, as with Dell and Lenovo, Nutanix enters into an OEM agreement with the server vendor. If not aligned with the server manufacturer, Nutanix has still proceeded with the decision to independently certify its software on the hardware manufactured by such companies. Nutanix truly believes that customer choice and flexibility trumps vendor preferences and relationships.

Read the entire article here, Hugging customers, not the stack

via Steve Kaplan at ByTheBell.com

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Steve Kaplan Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude on Twitter) is Vice President of Client Strategy for Nutanix. Kaplan formerly co-founded, ran and sold two IT professional services businesses. Along with writing hundreds of articles and white papers, he has co-authored 7 books on Citrix technologies (all Official Citrix Guides) and 3 books on VMware technologies. Kaplan frequently presents on virtualization and cloud at venues across the globe. He helped pioneer the ROI methodologies used in the virtualization and has held positions on the advisory boards of several industry manufactures including Microsoft and EMC. Kaplan was both a Microsoft MVP (4 years) and VMware vExpert (7 years). Kaplan has an MBA from Northwestern and a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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