Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, is joining the Nutanix Elevate Partner Program. This expanded collaboration will further help customers deploy, manage and scale their infrastructure by delivering optimised application and hardware solutions to address the increasing market demand for hybrid multi-cloud solutions.
"With 28 years of design, manufacturing, and service experience, Supermicro has worked very closely with Nutanix for over a decade, and together we have delivered many industry firsts," said Charles Liang, president, and CEO of Supermicro. "Our BigTwin systems have become the de-facto platform for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), and the vast majority of Nutanix's customers today are running on Supermicro server hardware. To provide even more value to the market, Supermicro is now joining the Nutanix Elevate Partner Program to offer hybrid multi-cloud solutions based on our new X12 generation Ultra and BigTwin platforms to deliver higher performance at scale with shorter lead-times."
The Nutanix Elevate Program for Resellers differs from traditional partner programs. It has a unique emphasis on partner capabilities and competencies to sell and support the Nutanix portfolio. As an enrolled participant, Supermicro gains sales engagement support and standardised pricing through the existing network of Nutanix distribution partners to enable Supermicro to sell Nutanix solutions to customers.
"The market recognises Nutanix as the industry leader in providing unparalleled freedom of choice," said Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix. "With the addition of Supermicro as a Nutanix Elevate Partner - we can provide even more flexibility and expertise to customers through the Supermicro go-to-market organisation."
The partnership has now expanded beyond the portfolio of integrated products. Supermicro, for example, is now authorised to resell the Nutanix NX appliance line. These systems are based on the Supermicro X12 Ultra and BigTwin® platforms, which are powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators and optional all-flash NVMe storage, allowing customers to choose the best system for the performance and capabilities required by their workloads.
With this new agreement, Supermicro can offer additional Nutanix technologies to its global customer base, enabling the adoption of hybrid multi-cloud environments. Customers will receive support directly from Nutanix's customer service organisation. In addition, this extension of the partnership will allow the two companies to accelerate the procurement and deployment of Supermicro and Nutanix solutions long proven in the market. Many workloads in various industries will benefit from this partnership and the Nutanix solution, including analytics, VDI, Remote Office/Branch Office, databases, and mission-critical applications.