As we know, Hewlett Packard became HP… and then, once the earth cooled, HP became HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).
While HP Inc continued to sell ink (pun intended) inside its printer and PC division, HPE went on to sell enterprise software and services.
It is the HPE side of the plate that this month has teamed with Nutanix to expanded a partnership focused on hybrid cloud and multi-cloud adoption.
The full English here is Nutanix Era, a multi-database operations and management solution, bundled with HPE ProLiant servers, as a service through HPE GreenLake.
Aside from anything else, you have to give it to HP (sorry, HPE) for keeping the old Compaq ProLiant server name alive, right? Just as Compaq was ‘compatibility’ and ‘quality’ the ProLiant line is supposed to stand for ‘professional’ and ‘reliant’, or reliable.
Anyway, this is a fully managed cloud service with agile elastic and pay-per-use capabilities, as you would expect from a cloud.
“Customers want to simplify database operations and management to move away from IT siloes that can often lead to higher maintenance costs, security risks, and lack of flexibility to deploy and run solutions,” said Keith White, senior vice president and general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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%.
“We continue to see tremendous success in our partnership and HPE GreenLake with Nutanix Era for databases provides one more opportunity to strengthen our joint offerings and further serve customers,” said Tarkan Maner, chief commercial officer at Nutanix.
This latest collaboration between HPE and Nutanix is continued momentum for HPE Greenlake with Nutanix, a behemoth industry partnership of some weight.
For the record, HPE GreenLake cloud services provide what the company calls an elastic as-a-Service platform that can run on premises, at the edge, or in a colocation facility.
All things must pass and the only constant is change, but we can still insert HP sauce references into headlines detailing work associated with HP, so at least we can rely on some old traditions and standards, right?