Nutanix has updated its Community Edition software, leveraging access to hyperconverged technology without the need for incremental hardware investment.
The free version is a limited-scale version of the full Nutanix software stack that powers the data centres of enterprises like Dell, HP, Cisco, Lenovo and Supermicro and in more than 70 countries.
The company said users will be able to deploy into existing development or test and staging environments and use the NEXT online community for operational guidance and management best practices.
The solution enables a complete hyperconverged infrastructure to be installed in just 60 minutes or less.
Dheeraj Pandey, CEO at Nutanix said: "Community Edition is the next step in democratising hyperconverged infrastructure technology, enabling anyone to experience the transformative benefits of our software.
"Only by eliminating the requirement for proprietary hardware and embracing off-the-shelf platforms can the next revolution of data centre technologies be fully realised."