Nutanix has signed a global partnership with SAP to allow customers to run their SAP applications on the Nutanix web-scale infrastructure solution.
The Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP), a hyperconverged infrastructure solution certified for SAP applications, has been listed on the supported hardware list for the SAP NetWeaver platform.
“Nutanix is proud to have met SAP’s stringent testing criteria to become a supported platform for running SAP NetWeaver and nearly all SAP business applications,” said Sunil Potti, Nutanix senior vice president of engineering and product management. “This partnership will make advanced web-scale infrastructure available to thousands of SAP customers globally, enabling more agile and cost-effective IT.”
According to Nutanix, its solutions natively integrate server, storage and virtualisation resources into a simple scale-out appliance, helping customers reduce the high cost and complexity of their legacy hardware architectures.
A study validated by IDC1 found that customers using the Nutanix XCP reduced their total of ownership by an average of 58 per cent, deploy storage up to 85 per cent faster and have up to 98 per cent fewer occurrences of unplanned downtime, when compared to traditional infrastructure products.
SAP and Nutanix have also entered into a technical support agreement to give customers a more seamless support experience when optimising their environment and resolving issues.
“The new hyperconverged solution from Nutanix will enable our customers to scale their businesses quicker while reducing IT complexity,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, executive vice president for business development and strategic ecosystem, SAP. “With the SAP-certified offering from Nutanix, organizations can now run their critical SAP applications in production leveraging the power of VMware vSphere on the Nutanix platform.”