In a recent announcement, Nutanix disclosed that Pinnable has selected the Nutanix Cloud Platform to help their local partners with a place to land their cloud sales, and add IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS solutions to their cloud offerings.
When navigating how we wanted to build the Pinnacle Cloud, we decided that we needed a partner that would not dictate the services or costs we could offer our partners, and they could offer their customers. We have enjoyed a fruitful seven-year relationship with Nutanix. Its flexibility, the quality of its solutions, and the speed at which it can scale made it the perfect partner for Pinnacle Cloud.
Pinnacle Cloud’s open architecture will allow partners to broker multiple cloud environments on behalf of customers. Whether these are AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, regardless of the hypervisor they run on, such as Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor), Microsoft Hyper-V or even VMware ESXi. With Nutanix, these customers will benefit from a centralised management plane to manage, track the performance of, and merge cloud workloads across public and private clouds.
Because of the ease of use of the Nutanix backbone, Pinnacle Cloud will give our partners’ technical teams their weekends back. In short, it allows them to upskill instead of upscale technical teams because it removes the complexity of deploying and/or integrating with other cloud partners. The price point at which we can offer VMs is also a game-changer for any local business that wants to scale into the cloud but don’t have the finances to do so.
Charlene Oosthuizen, Cloud Solutions Manager, Pinnacle ICT
In a data-driven business landscape where Africa marches towards digital sovereignty, providing rich data services in a subscription model is emerging as a business requirement. With Pinnacle Cloud, we believe we can collectively help fill this gap. As a member of the Nutanix Elevate Service Provider Programme, we believe that Pinnacle is in an enviable position to deliver a consistent commercially viable cloud platform that offers a secure multi-tenant enterprise cloud anywhere to host any application, and at scale.
Pinnacle always remains one step ahead of the needs of its customers. And at a time where cloud costs are starting to limit and not fuel innovation, Pinnacle Cloud provides customers with a secure, robust, cost-effective cloud platform from a partner they can trust, helping customers to map their technology spend closer to the businesses’ commercial models.
Rowen Grierson, Sales Director Sub-Saharan Africa, Nutanix