Nutanix Introduces New Velocity Program for Partners Targeting the Mid-Market

Company Also Announces Expansion of Lenovo Partnership through Channel Velocity Program, and New Product Offerings with Added Flexibility for Enterprise IT Customers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing announced today that the company is launching a new channel partner program targeted at key partners focused on the mid-market. The new Nutanix Velocity program includes accelerated selling processes, incentives and marketing investments for strategic, mid-market focused channel partners. As part of the program, Lenovo is joining forces with Nutanix to provide specific HX product bundles for mid-market customers based on the HX appliance. In addition, the two companies are launching a new hyperconverged software-ready product offering designed specifically for enterprise customers called Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes.

“With the launch of our new Velocity program, Nutanix is empowering its partners to more easily offer Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to the mid-market segment”

The Nutanix Velocity channel partner program offers partners more incentives and opportunities to provide the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to customers in the mid-market segment. Through this new program, Nutanix is enabling partners to demonstrate to customers in the mid-market how hyperconverged infrastructure can help provide an elegant solution to their needs without the cost and security challenges they may face with public cloud-only models.

Nutanix is also working with Lenovo to provide mid-market customers with HX product bundles, which include a faster purchasing path for pre-defined bundles and various configurations at an attractive price. Partners can use these offerings to drive business momentum through streamlined sizing and quoting.

In addition, Nutanix and Lenovo are now offering Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes, which specifically address customer needs in the enterprise segment. Many enterprise customers want to move to more flexible architectures as their legacy infrastructure needs to be replaced. The offerings from Lenovo and Nutanix on HX Certified Nodes provide enterprises with choices of software licensing terms and conditions that are most optimal for their business needs. These customers are now able to purchase the Nutanix software license separately from the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX platform with access to software support directly from Nutanix’s award-winning customer service organizations. The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes provide a robust offering for partners on which they can build their own deployment and professional services opportunities to increase customer value on solutions built on HX Certified Nodes. The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes offering is also eligible for the Nutanix New Customer Acquisition Rebate program announced to channel partners earlier this year.

“With the launch of our new Velocity program, Nutanix is empowering its partners to more easily offer Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to the mid-market segment,” said Rodney Foreman, Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Nutanix. “Legacy channel programs have revolved around benefits based only on revenue achievement, but Nutanix is looking to prioritize and reward partners who invest the most in our business. We’re thrilled that Lenovo also shares this philosophy and has partnered with us to increase sales in Lenovo HX appliances that leverage Nutanix software.”

“Since announcing our partnership with Nutanix less than three years ago, our ThinkAgile HX business has seen huge growth in customer count and revenue,” said Paige Garner, Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations Lenovo Data Center Group. “We are a fast-growing partner for Nutanix and we look forward to continuing this growth with our work on the Velocity program. Together, we can empower customers to embrace hyperconverged infrastructure with the HX product bundles and the new HX Certified Nodes portfolio.”

Additional Resources and Availability
The Nutanix Velocity program is available immediately worldwide. For more information, channel partners can attend one of the upcoming webinars:

Americas/EMEA:
Thursday, June 28th @ 8AM PST/11AM EST/4PM BST
https://nutanix.webex.com/nutanix/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaaada21ccfec2af5b881244b03a89445

Asia-Pacific:
Thursday, June 28th @ 6PM US PST/ Friday, June 29th @ 11AM AUS PST
https://nutanix.webex.com/nutanix/onstage/g.php?MTID=e918748aee901d98dedf54f61e88c7002

Recordings of the webinars will be available at this link after they finished.

About Nutanix
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company with a vision to become the global leader in Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (Thinkpad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s next generation data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the different in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo or visit us at http://www.lenovo.com/.

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