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Infrastructure Transformation Worldwide

Are you ready to capitalize on HCI opportunities with IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix?


On July 11, 2017, Stacie Mason, Vice President, Worldwide Power Systems Channels, posted a Business Partner Voices blog titled, “Introducing the new IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix.” In the blog, Stacie explains that this first solution delivered through the collaboration of Nutanix and IBM1 combines Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems servers. This integrated solution targets the most demanding transactional and cognitive analytics workloads with an infrastructure that is easy to manage and simple to scale.

Support new workloads with the joint HCI solution from IBM and Nutanix
IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix are uniquely well suited to bringing data-intensive enterprise workloads such as MongoDB, EDB Postgres and MariaDB into a simple-to-manage, on-premises cloud environment. Running these complex workloads on IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix will enable your customers to quickly deploy open source databases in their data centers while controlling costs and complexity, and improving performance.

Are you ready to capitalize on HCI opportunities?
With many organizations already looking at hyperconverged solutions as part of their long-term infrastructure strategy, HCI could be the next big opportunity for IBM Business Partners. To help you get started, IBM has developed some new, easy-to-consume online education that you should be able to complete in less than 1.5 hours!

After completing this Level 1 course on the IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix, you will be able to articulate the value of this offering to your clients and prospects. You will understand the hyperconverged market, why it’s so hot today and what is driving customers to look at hyperconverged infrastructures. You will learn how the partnership between IBM Power Systems and Nutanix brings unparalleled performance together with simplicity for a real TCO advantage for clients.

The following learning modules are included:

  • LTU65982: Introduction to the IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix (5 minutes)
  • LTU65983: Customer-facing presentation (45 minutes)
  • LTU65984: How to position the offerings (32 minutes)
  • LTU65985: Frequently Asked Questions (reference document)

 
Get started today with the Nutanix Level 1 education: https://ibm.co/2xh2yzD

Earn rewards while building your Cognitive Systems skills
If you are a member of Know Your IBM (KYI), you can receive reward points for successfully answering questions from the IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix Level 1 Test LTU65986. To learn more about the KYI program, read the Business Partner Voices blog posted by Ryan Faithfull, Global Deployment Manager for Know Your IBM, on how to “Earn rewards while building your IBM Cognitive Systems skills.”

Learn more about the IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix
In addition to this education, IBM offers a rich set of sales enablement and marketing assets to better enable you to start capitalizing on HCI opportunities.

 
IBM is always looking for new and existing Business Partners interested in helping their customers accelerate their digital transformation. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your IBM representative or to me at [email protected].

Bob Friske (@bobfriske)
Global Channel Marketing Manager, IBM Power Systems


1 IBM Press Release—16 May 2017

2 CS821 and CS822 are based on Power S821LC and Power S822LC respectively. Actual performance and price-performance of the CS821 and CS822 may vary.

380% price-performance advantage is based on the average of IBM internal measurements of Power Systems S822LC for big data relative to comparable x86 E5-2600v4 (Broadwell) 2-socket offerings across multiple open source databases, including MongoDB, EnterpriseDB and MariaDB. Comparisons utilize current pricing as of August 24, 2016. More details can be found at ibm.com/developerworks/linux/perfcol/.

 

Bob Friske, Global Channel Marketing Manager for IBM Power Systems, has three decades of experience with IBM—half of that time as an IBM Worldwide Big Data, Analytics and Cloud Specialist, and half as an IBM customer working for one of the big three auto companies in Michigan. Bob currently works for IBM Power Systems, helping Business Partners bring new, open, innovative solutions to the market that help clients expand their business opportunities while delivering exceptional client experiences.

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