Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nutanix Surpasses $300m Bookings Run Rate

Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, reports that it has exceeded an annualized bookings run rate of $300 million based on the results from its second fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015.

The San Jose-based company said it now has approximately 1,200 customers, including 50 customers who have purchased more than $1 million in aggregate products and services, up from 29 such customers in July 2014. International sales accounted for over 40% of bookings in the quarter.

Nutanix also noted that it now has more than 850 employees, up from 600 in August 2014.

  • In October, Nutanix introduced its NX-9000 appliance -- an all-flash hyper-converged platform for scale-out applications and services.  While all previous Nutanix solutions have incorporated flash new NX-9000 appliance pushes the envelope to run applications with large working sets, such as databases supporting online transaction processing (OLTP).  Flash capacity is optimized using Nutanix’s scale-out compression and de-duplication technologies that leverage unused compute resources across all nodes in the cluster, avoiding performance bottlenecks common in both traditional storage and all-flash arrays that depend on dual-controller designs. List pricing for the NX-9000 all-flash hyper-converged system starts at $110,000 per node.
  • In August 2014, Nutanix announced a $140 million Series E funding round at over a $2 billion valuation.  Nutanix offers a Virtual Computing Platform, which integrates compute and storage into a single solution for the data center. Its web-scale software runs on all popular virtualization hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and open source KVM, and is uniquely able to span multiple hypervisors in the same environment.