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Nutanix unveils Starter Kit Bundle for ANZ channel partners
Tue, 14th Feb 2023
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Nutanix is giving its Australian and New Zealand channel partners access to its Cloud Platform as part of the release of a Starter Kit Bundle.

The company is releasing a Starter Kit Bundle for its channel partners across the region, which includes Nutanix’s leading hybrid multicloud platform, integrated virtualisation, and one-click management, as well as deployment and migration services to accelerate time-to-value and education vouchers to get IT staff the skills they need to maximise the value of their investment.

Matt Maw, Head of Channel at Nutanix A/NZ, says the Starter Kit can be deployed on any hardware within the Nutanix hardware compatibility list or on supported public or service provider clouds.

“Our bundle is purpose-built to help our partners engage new logos and get them started with Nutanix in an effortless way,” Maw says.

“It’s an express on-ramp that will simplify and streamline the initial sales cycle, then open the door to future expansion deals.”

Key features of the Nutanix Starter Kit Bundle include:

The Nutanix Cloud Platform

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Pro and Nutanix Cloud Manager Starter are included in the bundle.

These offerings give users in-depth data services, resilience, and management features with infrastructure AIOps, monitoring, planning, right-sizing, and low code automation.

Deployment and Migration Services

This offering allows users to cluster deployment at a single site for up to eight nodes on their choice of supported hardware platforms.

Further, customers can fast-track deployments when integrating Nutanix Prism (intelligent infrastructure management) and Nutanix Move (for VM migration).

Education and certification

The bundle also provides Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) exam vouchers for three students and three individual seats for NCP, which are multicloud Infrastructure classes with virtual instructor-led training.

“We created this bundle following feedback from partners that customers are looking to mitigate risk due to changes in the vendor landscape,” says Michael Magura, Vice President, APAC Channel Sales at Nutanix. 

“As a result, customers are looking to establish a dual vendor strategy for particular workloads or migrate from their current vendor, and the Starter Kit is designed to help build that migration bridge for ease and assurance of transition.

“Critically, we believe that once customers experience Nutanix, it won’t be long before they engage our partners to increase their deployment.”

The new Starter Kit Bundle for ANZ partners comes after Nutanix announced its support for, and partnership with, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) to digitise its collection of Indigenous Australian artefacts and cultural archive collection.

The AIATSIS has amassed and cared for a unique collection that contributes to building understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and heritage.

Some of the materials included in the collection are academic research materials by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge keepers, artists, filmmakers, storytellers, and writers. It also includes important related works by non-Indigenous people.

Nutanix’s AHV and Kubernetes Engine were core to the institute’s transformation, as their implementation allowed the creation of a powerful IT layer that extends the performance of AIATSIS’s core data centre to remote edge locations.

This IT layer enables large data sets to be analysed quicker and more accurately. It also means that the critical IT infrastructure underpinning the project can be managed remotely from AIATSIS’ headquarters in Canberra.