April 22, 2021
A leading hybrid cloud infrastructure vendor, Nutanix is now an approved vendor for the software licensing program (SLP) with the State of California. Nutanix’s three-year contract with the state means the company has been pre-reviewed and opens its services to state and local agencies and educational institutions. Government organizations can buy software directly from Nutanix in a competitive bidding process and benefit from a volume discount worked out in the SLP.
Today’s IT departments are increasingly asked to deliver additional capabilities that enable their organizations to innovate in new and faster ways. The public cloud is often looked at to augment existing on-prem environments. But this creates new challenges like managing complex networking, re-architecting applications, and using multiple infrastructure tools for various clouds. At Nutanix, we solve these problems with a single software platform that can span private and public clouds, making hybrid and multicloud deployments easy to deploy, use, and adapt.
As an SLP vendor, Nutanix is furthering our goal of promoting our subscription licensing model, which provides greater flexibility to our customers in support of private cloud, hybrid, or multicloud environments. Being part of California's software licensing program also means that agencies can obtain extensive software discounts through the SLP contracts established with our authorized participating re-sellers, including EPlus, Entisys360, CDW, Impex, and On-Par Advisors.
State and local agencies can also reap the benefits of portable, pay-as-you-go subscription licensing across any cloud through any of our contract vehicles. With our partnerships with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google, Nutanix continues to deliver a singular experience across public, private, or multiple clouds.
Nutanix’s Hybrid Cloud solutions allow agencies like yours to enjoy one platform and one cloud while permitting them to use any application. With Nutanix Hybrid Cloud, government users can build their clouds however they want in a few clicks—instantly completing all their IT tasks on a unified cloud platform.
Established in 1994, California’s SLP program is administered by the Department of General Services, Procurement Division. The program negotiates extensive software discounts with major software publishers that are then passed on to state and local government agencies, educational institutions, and government contractors through SLP contracts established with authorized participating resellers.
SLP contracts reduce the need for individual state and local agencies to conduct repetitive acquisitions for proprietary software licenses and software upgrades. The SLP program ensures that all deals are made under pre-negotiated terms and conditions with designated distribution partners. It provides an easier and more cost-effective procurement path compared to time-consuming requests for proposal. SLP contracts keep pricing consistent statewide and allow agencies to get the best deal from Nutanix across the board.