Nutanix Software has partnered with Caesars Entertainment and UNLV to operate the Black Fire Innovation research and technology centre.
Nutanix was selected as one of the leading enterprise cloud computing companies to provide the power and flexibility needed to test various technology developments.
Black Fire, which launched at the end of last year, is a focal point for the creation and testing of new gaming and hospitality concepts to accelerate technology advancement in the gaming and entertainment industry.
The centre is a 43,000 square-foot space that includes elements of mock hotel rooms, a casino floor and sportsbook, an esport studio with seating area-style and facilities for virtual reality.
Sali Kulkarni, Caesars Entertainment’s interim chief information officer & EVP said: “Black Fire will serve as a hub for technology innovation in our industry, and for that, we need a platform for accelerating time to value and delivering the performance, availability, and simplified management that’s critical to our success.
“As a Nutanix customer, we knew the benefits their software could bring to this environment and decided to team up with them to power Black Fire.”
Black Fire’s main research focus is to use emerging technologies to improve customer experience through blockchain, data science, robotic automation, and artificial intelligence.
This link comes after Black Fire Innovations confirmed end of last year their collaboration with Intel.
Dave Gwyn, SVP of the US west, east and public sector and Latin America at Nutanix, said: “Black Fire Innovation brings together UNLV’s innovation with Caesars’ market leadership to create space where the technology community – from startups to students – can work together to move the industry forward.
“Nutanix removes the complexity of the underlying technology infrastructure so the team and partners at Black Fire can focus on innovation.”