“Enterprise customers will be able to manage applications between GCP [Google Cloud Platform] and Nutanix cloud environments in a cohesive, single view with just a few clicks,” said Greg Smith, senior director, product and technical marketing at Nutanix, in an email.
“What’s more, with deep integration, they will be able to migrate applications between these two cloud environments, and apply GCP services, such as analytics, to data sets and applications that are currently locked in the enterprise data center.”
The partnership comes as organizations are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud strategies — and at a time when Google is looking to draw more enterprise cloud customers.
“With public cloud, you have to meet them where they are — that’s becoming increasingly clear,” Nan Boden, Google’s head of global alliances, told CNBC.
According to both companies’ most recent earnings reports, their cloud businesses are growing faster than AWS’s.
Nutanix, which went public in September 2016, has said its long-term goal is to make the enterprise network as easy to use as public cloud services. Best known for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), the company moved late last year into the networking stack.
The new partnership with Google indicates that, in addition to wanting to bring public cloud benefits to on-premise data centers, Nutanix sees public cloud infrastructure as a future growth area.
“As a close partner of Google’s, Nutanix will be able to further simplify cloud operations for enterprises already operating multi-cloud environments and bring this solution to GCP’s substantial enterprise customer base,” Smith said.
Nutanix kicks off its .NEXT 2017 conference today in Washington, D.C.