Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Nutanix Announce General Availability of GreenLake and ProLiant DX Solutions

HPE GreenLake for Nutanix and ProLiant DX Solutions Increase Business Agility, Lower Costs and Provide Greater Choice for Customers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) and Nutanix(NASDAQ: NTNX) today announced the general availability of HPE’s integrated hybrid cloud as a service (aaS) offering, HPE GreenLake for Nutanix, and the HPE ProLiant DX solution. Today’s news delivers on the partnership announced between the two companies in April, through which HPE and Nutanix are providing customers and partners greater freedom of choice for building their hybrid cloud strategy.

“Hybrid cloud today offers a strategic advantage for organisations by granting them the flexibility to store data where they want it, maintain the level of control they desire and scale workloads more efficiently, to provide the level of service their customers expect,” said Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HPE Pointnext Services. “Through our combined offering with Nutanix, we’re helping customers deliver cloud capabilities with greater agility, flexibility, control and choice, so that they can focus on driving digital initiatives that allow them to innovate and move their business forward.”

“Companies around the world know that hybrid cloud is the ideal IT model and they need solutions that make it easier to deploy,” said Monica Kumar, Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing of Nutanix. “Our goal is to make the underlying cloud infrastructure invisible so leaders can focus on what matters most to their businesses: their applications. By partnering with HPE, we’re paving pathways for more enterprises to easily find the right hybrid cloud solution and focus on what moves the needle to scale.”

The HPE GreenLake solution leverages Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software, including its built-in AHV hypervisor, to deliver a fully HPE-managed private cloud that dramatically lowers total cost of ownership and accelerates time to value, while allowing customers to pay for the service based on actual consumption. With HPE GreenLake, businesses can design IT solutions with their chosen technologies and consume them easily, reduce CapEx up to 30 percent due to reduced overprovisioning, increase IT resource utilisation by 40 percent by lowering the support load on IT operations staff, and as a result speed time to value for their critical IT projects.[1]The as a service solution is now available to order across the 50+ countries where HPE GreenLake is offered. The HPE GreenLake for Nutanix offering will be initially focused on simplifying customer deployments of End User Computing initiatives, databases and private clouds.

The HPE ProLiant DX solution is built on HPE ProLiant and Apollo servers with Nutanix software pre-installed and shipped from HPE factories. HPE ProLiant DX brings together industry-leading Nutanix software and server technology into a turnkey solution, enabling enterprises to accelerate the adoption of modernised datacenter architectures.

HPE and Nutanix showcased their combined offerings at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 8-10, 2019. As part of its platinum sponsorship at .NEXT, HPE lead several presentations and other engagement activities with joint customers and partners at the conference.

For more information, please go to www.nutanix.com/hpe and www.hpe.com/greenlake.

Customer and Partner Quotes

“Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software running on HPE ProLiant systems has proven to be an easy-to-deploy, flexible and reliable solution for my IT team,” said Herman Brown, CIO for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. “Since putting it into production, my team has been able to focus more time bringing online new applications and services and much less time managing underlying infrastructure.”

“As a partner of both HPE and Nutanix, PQR has been waiting for the day that the Nutanix proposition and the HPE proposition would come together. Now that it has, we are especially pleased to see that the joint proposition is also available as a service through HPE GreenLake,” said Marco Lesmeister. Commercial Director of PQR. “PQR as a company is always looking for a simple and understandable offering to our customers. In taking the responsibility to manage all of the IT infrastructure for our customers and then bill them on a usage basis, the GreenLake proposition gives us the opportunity to do just that. We can scale up and down easily, without any financial risks for PQR or our customers.”

“We are very excited about the partnership between HPE and Nutanix. The combination of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software and HPE hardware results in a highly scalable and easily upgradeable solution for our customers,” said Jon Lankert, Principal Partner with Summit Partners LLC. “The opportunity to sell Nutanix software with HPE technology as a service through HPE GreenLake has been very good for our business. With this partnership, our customers receive the benefits of HPE with Nutanix, while just paying for what they use each month with no payment upfront.”

[1]The Total Economic Impact of HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, Forrester, May 2018

Eclectic Poland

By Shereen Shabnam

Poland is an European treasure that remained off the radar of most intrepid travelers in the past but not anymore. The Poland of today is filled with global influences alongside long-standing local traditions.

Polish culture and history runs deep from medieval times to wars but it is the picturesque natural wonders, the food, the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque architecture plus the natural sites that offer many adventures to remember.

I started my Polish adventure by lunching at the trendy Koszyki Hall. It is Warsaw’s social and culinary center, where you can choose a meal in one of numerous restaurants and pubs sitting on tables laden with different cuisines of the world.

A visit to Vistula, the biggest and longest river in Poland was another highlight. Vistula River in Warsaw runs the entire length of the city and walking along the river or taking a scenic cruise seem to be a favourite past time of the locals so we took an evening cruise on a catamaran enjoying the sites and finishing off the evening with a meal at the famous STIXX Bar and Grill.

STIXX is a highly energetic gastronomy venue offering a diverse selection of exquisite dishes from around the world with the vibe of New Warsaw – elegant and sophisticated, yet stylish and entertaining. The restaurant sits amongst curving walkways, water features, modern art and the ever-impressive Warsaw Spire building.

Another favourite was exploring Warsaw in a vintage Nysa 522, which is a spacious and very retro minivan that once used to drive around Polish streets. A guide can give you a history of the city, take you to the most important monuments of Warsaw and tell you about the key historic events of the city.

If you have time for lunch,stop at the Restaurant Concept 13 located on the 5th floor of DH VITKAC. Its large, glassed interior looks out on a beautiful panorama of the capital which can also be enjoyed from the summer terrace. The dishes are international classics with a polish twist partly prepared on teppanyaki grills or in the open kitchen – their bread is addictive so try and pace yourself before your delightful meal arrives.

Another great place to eat is Zoni Restaurant at Koneser Center perfect for food connoisseurs. Zoni offers creative cuisine of Michał Gniadek, the titled Chef of the young generation whose chef’s signature menu is inspired by international cuisine.

If you love fashion, stop by the Gosia Baczyńska concept store. At the junction of old and new Warsaw Praga, the concept store of Gosia Baczyńska features her own design – both in terms of decor and the fashion presented in it with clothes and accessories of world-famous designers.

Another great place to visit is the Wilanow Palace – the royal summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski. Its joyful to explore this wonderful baroque palace which is a place of great beauty. The original architecture of the palace merges European art with old Polish traditions of construction. I really enjoyed strolling through the beautiful garden and the park which was so relaxing that it was heartbreaking to leave.

My next stop was stopping for lunch at MOD restaurant which serves the best ramen soup in Warsaw. It is a small hidden place at Oleandrów Street where you can try the best Asian and international cuisine and finish your meal with delicious doughnuts. If you still have a craving for sweets later in the afternoon, stop at a Wedel chocolatier and taste different kinds of delicious hot chocolate.  Dinner was at Flamimg & Co. which is a place created from passion for travel and unique things and serves Italian, French and American cuisine.

Golf lovers would enjoy a day out at the Sand Valley Golf Course. You can rent a villa, gp for a round of golf, have a casual evening dining with your friends or enjoy a moonlight dip in your private swimming pool. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and a walk around the property.

From the golf resort, we went to the Hotel SPA Dr Irena Eris where I enjoyed a lovely massage, got introduced to great skincare products and strange as it may sound, I found the best one-off artistic pieces of jewellery for everyday wear. The next day I headed back to the airport with a heavy heart making a mental note to get back to Poland with my family and experience more of this amazing country and the many natural attractions it offers travellers and adventure seekers.

From the UAE it is easy to get to Warsaw. I took an Emirates flight to Warsaw and arrived there just in time for a sumptuous lunch. Emirates has daily flights to Warsaw serviced by Boeing 777-300ER departing Dubai at 0810hrs, and arriving in Warsaw at 12:10 local time. Return flight departs Warsaw at 1500hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2245hrs.