Nutanix and HPE Partner to Offer Database-as-a-Service To Empower Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Date : 11-Jun-2021
Location: Singapore


  • Nutanix,a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE),global edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nutanix launches Nutanix Era,a Database as a Service,as a solution to empower Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud adoption.


  • Nutanix Era, a multi-database operations and management solution - running on HPE ProLiant DX series of servers for private clouds or combining with HPE GreenLake cloud services to run this environment as a managed cloud.
  • The fully managed cloud service enables customers to deploy applications and databases in minutes and benefit from the agile, elastic, and pay-per-use capabilities of the cloud while gaining the governance, visibility and compliance of an on-premises environment.
  • The solutions will allow customers to modernize, consolidate, and automate tasks across their databases and gain support for multi-database operations management,including Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL,PostgresSQL, and MariaDB.
  • HPE GreenLake with Nutanix Era for databases is currently available to customers, with metering billing capabilities available in July.

 Editor's Comments #1:

  • Multicloud refers to the presence of more than one cloud deployment of the same type (public or private), sourced from different vendors.
  • Hybrid Cloud refers to the presence of multiple deployment types (public,private,multicloud) with some form of integration or orchestration between them.


  • Keith White, senior vice president and general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise,said,a fully managed cloud solution will increase agility, simplify operations and cut costs whist getting rid of IT siloes.
  • Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix,said,the partnership offers customers a full breadth of portfolio.


  • Customers using Nutanix Era reported a positive experience in increasing speed of database provisioning by 97%, reducing unplanned downtime to avoid average losses of $35,000 per hour, decreasing storage requirements for copies and backups by 60%, and reducing database
  • administrators’ overtime work by 50%.
  • HPE and Nutanix have seen an approximate 80% year-on-year increase in ACV bookings during the first calendar quarter of 2021, including wins for HPE ProLiant DX servers, and HPE GreenLake with Nutanix.
  • On 8-Jun-2021, Toyota Motor Corp has adopted the Nutanix cloud platform to build a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment that can run 3D CAD software, delivering a new way of working for its Engineering Design Group.
    • The challenge was to support approximately 1,000-devices for work-from-home for 3D CAD software which requires high-performance computing power.
    • The Nutanix cloud platform stood-out for its ability to support Virtual Graphics Processing Unit (vGPU) functions required to render 3D graphics in HCI virtual environments.

Editor's Comments #2:

  • Adopting a database as a Service platform means one does not have to hire a team to do that.
  • This partnership sees Nutanix providing the software whilst HPE providing the hardware (HPE ProLiant DX series) or the cloud (HPE GreenLake). 


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