Dell Decides to Go Web-Scale; Inks Deal With Nutanix
Hyper-converged platform leader Nutanix has just closed a deal to be an OEM partner with Dell and to run their leading NOS software in the Dell XC series of appliances.
What’s the Deal With Web-Scale?
While it has a buzzword feel to it, web-scale is a methodology rather than a product. Being able to simply add new resources into a pool to extend the power behind an application has long been the goal for application developers. The same holds true on the data center infrastructure side.
There is some contention among the community about the use of the term web-scale to describe a deployment methodology for physical hardware, but if we put aside the chatter, the real advantage comes to the customer to be able to grow as needed by expanding compute, network, and storage as a collective pool of resources by dropping a new block into the data center.
It isn’t that the current deployment model is broken, but we are seeing great potential for the Nutanix design to be a win in many use-cases.
Nutanix Shows Another Revenue Stream
By creating another OEM opportunity by partnering with hardware vendors to run Nutanix software, we see that the Nutanix management team have latched onto a potentially strong opportunity to grow beyond where many people may have seen a limit.
This may be a sign of more relationships building for Nutanix, and this is a nod to the strength of the platform and indicates that their plan to deliver a hardware-agnostic approach through their NOS, may be hitting the mark.
You can read the official announcement here at the Nutanix press page and if you want to find out more about the Nutanix, you can attend their Web-Scale Wednesday webinar tomorrow by registering here.