Today we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nutanix, creators of the industry’s most popular hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) technology. HCI combines datacenter hardware using locally-attached storage resources with intelligent software to create flexible building blocks that replace legacy infrastructure consisting of separate servers, storage networks, and storage arrays.

Networking and securing microservices running Kubernetes and securely accessing external resources can be challenging, often requiring the use of overlay networks and NATs. At scale, this becomes extremely complex. Cloud-native enterprises seeking a consistent container networking experience across multiple cloud environments have adopted Calico, the de facto standard in open-source Kubernetes networking technologies.

Nutanix is now offering Calico as a component of Karbon, Nutanix’s enterprise Kubernetes management solution that enables turnkey provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management of Kubernetes. With this integration, Karbon users can now take advantage of simplified Kubernetes networking and production-grade network security based on Calico’s native tooling, providing scalable throughput that meets the performance demands of Karbon users.

“Karbon, now with Calico embedded, gives our customers significantly more powerful networking and network security capabilities while preserving the simplicity of provisioning and operating a Kubernetes cluster,” said Greg Muscarella, VP of Products at Nutanix. “Calico eliminates the inefficiencies of an overlay network and gives Karbon a simpler, easier to diagnose, and more performant network. We’re very pleased to partner with Tigera in delivering this integration and excited that users will benefit substantially from it.”

With the combination of Calico and Karbon, the Nutanix community can now take advantage of simple, reliable tooling and automation required for continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) of scale-out microservices on Kubernetes across cloud environments. To learn more, visit the Nutanix website.

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