Huawei and Nutanix Partnership on HCI
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Huawei and Nutanix Partnership on HCI

Huawei Fusion servers are now officially certified for Nutanix’s HCI solutions because of a new partnership.

Huawei’s Hardware

The Huawei – Nutanix HCI solution is built on FusionServer 2288H V5: The 2U Huawei FusionServer 2288H V5 is a rack server ideal for processing IT core services, cloud computing, virtualization, high-performance database or Big Data, etc. The 2288H V5 houses 2 CPUs, 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, and 9 PCIe expansion slots. This server is certified to run Nutanix now.

About Nutanix

Nutanix is a cloud computing software company that sells what it calls hyper-converged infrastructure appliances and software-defined storage. As you know, Nutanix is an HCI solutions provider that integrates cutting-edge software and hardware. The HCI technology leader currently has the largest share in the global HCI market. They were ranked Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for HCI again in 2018.

Huawei servers add value to the Nutanix solution by Huawei’s patented intelligent technologies. Most importantly: Fault Diagnosis & Management (FDM) that locates faults with 93% accuracy and 7–30 day prewarning. Dynamic Energy Management Technology (DEMT) that dynamically senses service workloads and adjusts power consumption to save up to 15% energy. This is what Huawei claims.

Huawei, one of the bigger server vendors stating that they have an ecosystem of openness. Therefore they have joined hands with Nutanix, a global HCI solution leader. Their combined strengths will simplify data centers and bring more value and more options to customers in the HCI market.

I have not tested it as with many other products, and if I get more info I will update this.

Cobus Smit – 25 Sept 2019

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