Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Breaking traditional silos with hyperconverged infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructure is a transformational approach that combines simplicity and scale-out by eliminating dedicated storage nodes while also providing data resiliency via distributed storage software. By coupling our network operating system, NVIDIA Cumulus Linux, with hyperconverged systems, businesses can break free from the traditional siloed approach and can simplify and aggregate compute and storage resources.

Complete Web-Scale Environment

With an NVIDIA Cumulus Linux based, scale-out approach, the entire networking stack follows the same design principles as compute to focus on scale-out, simplicity and automation readiness. The consumption model of an integrated stack through “Data Center in a Rack” can be easily driven through the hyperconverged solutions with open networking to help customers deploy web-scale architectures with ease.

A partnership for best-in-class hyper converged infrastructure

Nutanix has emerged as a best-in-class HCI solution, receiving high marks from analysts for both strength of product offering and long-term strategy. Nutanix leverages commodity server hardware to collapse independent services into a single converged platform, optimizing both computing and storage infrastructures.

NVIDIA and Nutanix have partnered on a comprehensive solution that automates network connectivity, simplifies procurement and speeds problem resolution. This solution offers:

  • Streamlined installation process for bare-metal and existing Cumulus-powered switches
  • Built-in link redundancy using Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) protocol
  • Distributed networking solution, which eliminates the need for a central controller
  • End-to-end visibility across the network fabric with Cumulus NetQ

To learn more about this integrated solution, check out the solution overview, deployment guide and more below.

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Building a network of pods with HCI

Building a network of pods with HCI

Analyst Lee Doyle writes on gaining network efficiency by building a network of pods using hyper-converged infrastructure and tools like Docker.

Simplify Nutanix connectivity with Cumulus - Hyper Converged Infrastructure Solutions

Simplify Nutanix connectivity with Cumulus - Hyper Converged Infrastructure Solutions

Download this overview of the Nutanix and Cumulus Linux hyper converged solution to learn how to get best-in-class HCI technology and understand the primary benefits of our joint solution.

Business Continuity with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud and NVIDIA Mellanox DCO

Business Continuity with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud and NVIDIA Mellanox DCO

This technical overview covers the basics of the NVIDIA Nutanix solution for DCI.

Converged Infrastructure Partners


"Maxta has brought the flexibility to deploy hyperconvergence on any server, any hypervisor and any storage configuration. By combining Maxta MaxDeploy with Cumulus Linux, we have a unique opportunity to build an entire data center leveraging standard servers and switches with the highest degrees of simplicity, scalability, availability and cost savings, eliminating the need for storage arrays and proprietary network switches."

Yoram Novick, Founder and CEO, Maxta


"The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a Web-scale converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance. Nutanix uses the same Web-scale principles and technologies that power the IT environment at innovative Web companies and cloud providers such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Nutanix makes Web-scale accessible to mainstream enterprises and government agencies without requiring an overhaul of their IT environments."

Venugopal Pai, VP, Global Alliances & Business Development, Nutanix Inc.