Nutanix Launches Cloud Clusters (NC2) on Microsoft Azure


Nutanix announced the general availability of Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) on Microsoft Azure, extending its hybrid cloud environment to Microsoft Azure dedicated bare metal nodes.

“Organizations are embracing hybrid multi-cloud to easily scale from on-prem to the public cloud, optimize costs for performant and secure workloads, and tap into a flexible subscription model,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, President, and CEO of Nutanix.

“While public cloud has solidified as a crucial investment for businesses, many customers need to run and manage workloads across public and private cloud environments,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud + AI Group, Microsoft.

“Nutanix and Azure solution addresses key challenges many enterprises are facing by providing unified management across clouds with applications, data, and license portability,” said Paul Nashawaty, Senior Analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group.

Customers can leverage NC2 on Azure to:

  • Simplify and optimize disaster recovery, eliminating the need to maintain a secondary site by utilizing Microsoft Azure’s on-demand capacity for failover.
  • Access on-demand capacity bursting to Microsoft Azure, rapidly scaling capacity while leveraging existing applications and tooling.
  • Migrate and modernize their data centers by easily moving their existing applications and data without costly and time-consuming refactoring or retooling.

“Microsoft Azure and Nutanix have been popular technology choices of TCS customers looking for digital transformation, and NC2 on Azure is an attractive option for us to help our customers extend and migrate their on-prem workloads into a cloud space more easily. The ability to rapidly deploy and burst workloads through NC2 on Azure is vital to our customer’s hybrid and multi-cloud strategy,” said Dinanath Kholkar, SVP and Global Head of Partner Ecosystems & Alliances at TCS.