Nutanix has released the public beta of its new Community Edition software.
Available at no cost, this enables broad access to its hyperconverged technology without the need for incremental hardware investment.
Community Edition is a limited-scale version of the full Nutanix software stack.
The free software enables a complete hyperconverged infrastructure deployment in just 60 minutes or less.
Nutanix co-founder and chief executive, Dheeraj Pandey, said the company was dedicated to open architectures and technologies.
“Community Edition is the next step in democratising hyperconverged infrastructure technology, enabling anyone to experience the transformative benefits of our software," he said.
"Only by eliminating the requirement for proprietary hardware and embracing off-the-shelf platforms can the next revolution of datacenter technologies be fully realised.”