Showing posts with label Nutanix. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Red Hat and Nutanix enter strategic partnership

Red Hat and Nutanix announced a strategic partnership focused on building, scaling and managing cloud-native applications on-premises and in hybrid clouds. The collaboration brings together Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Nutanix Cloud Platform, including Nutanix AOS and AHV.

Key elements of the partnership include:

  • Red Hat OpenShift as the preferred choice for enterprise full stack Kubernetes on Nutanix Cloud Platform. Customers looking to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will be able to use an industry-leading cloud platform from Nutanix, which includes both Nutanix AOS and AHV.
  • Nutanix Cloud Platform is now a preferred choice for HCI for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. This will enable customers to deploy virtualized and containerized workloads on a hyperconverged infrastructure, building on the combined benefits of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies and Nutanix’s hyperconverged offerings.
  • Nutanix AHV is now a Red Hat certified hypervisor enabling full support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift on Nutanix Cloud Platform. 
  • The certification of the Nutanix built-in hypervisor, AHV, for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift offers enterprise customers a simplified full stack solution for their containerized and virtualized cloud-native applications. This certification delivers Red Hat customers additional choice in hypervisor deployments, especially as many organizations explore innovative, modern virtualization technologies.
  • Joint engineering roadmap providing robust interoperability. Red Hat and Nutanix will focus on delivering continuous testing of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift with Nutanix AHV to provide robust interoperability. The companies will also collaborate to deliver more timely support by aligning product roadmaps.

https://www.nutanix.com/blog/red-hat-and-nutanix-partner-to-deliver-big-on-hybrid-cloud

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Nutanix elects Virginia Gambale as Chair of the Board

Nutanix announced the election of Virginia Gambale as Chair of the Nutanix Board, effective June 16, 2021. Ms. Gambale joined the Board in June 2020 and became Lead Independent Director in December 2020. Gambale succeeds Dheeraj Pandey, who served as Chair until his departure in December 2020.

“Virginia’s insights, dedication, commitment and advice have contributed meaningfully to Nutanix, and we are eager to benefit from her continued leadership in this expanded role,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, President and CEO of Nutanix. “In addition to bringing a deep knowledge of our business, market landscape and technology from her experience as a prior CIO, Virginia has extensive board experience advising technology companies, and her thoughtful and structured approach to governance will help advance our leadership in hybrid multicloud, as well as help drive growth, profitability and value creation for our shareholders.”

Gambale has served on public company boards for more than 20 years across a variety of industries. She is currently Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, a strategic advisory firm focused on the use of disruptive technologies to assist mid-market and large corporations in their growth. 

https://www.nutanix.com/

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Nutanix names Rajiv Ramaswami as CEO

Nutanix named Rajiv Ramaswami as President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing co-founder Dheeraj Pandey, who previously announced his plans to retire as CEO of Nutanix upon the appointment of a successor.

Ramaswami most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Products and Cloud Services at VMware. Prior to this role, Ramaswami led VMware’s Networking and Security business, one of the fastest-growing units in the company, as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Before joining VMware, Ramaswami served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure and Networking at Broadcom. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining Nutanix at this transformative time for the company and the industry,” said Ramaswami. “I have long admired Nutanix as a formidable competitor, a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions and a leader in cloud software. Working closely with the Board, the management team, and the more than 6,000 talented Nutanix employees around the world, we will build on Nutanix’s strong foundation of continuous innovation, collaboration and customer delight. Together, we will capitalize on the significant opportunities ahead and deliver on the company’s next phase of growth and value creation.”



Monday, November 23, 2020

Nutanix sees rising demand fornew products and new workloads

 Nutanix reported revenue of $312.8 million for the first quarter of its fiscal 2021, down 0.6% from the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP gross margin was 81.9%, up from 80% a year earlier. 

“We are pleased with our financial performance in the first quarter, which marked a strong start to fiscal 2021 including increased adoption of new products as well as continued growth in our core hyperconverged infrastructure software,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Nutanix. “After launching our solutions on AWS in August, we announced a major partnership with Microsoft to develop our portfolio on Azure, placing the Nutanix HCI (Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure) at a significant competitive advantage to help our customers build out their hybrid and multicloud environments.”

“Our ACV-first strategy and solid go-to-market execution drove outperformance across all key financial metrics including ACV billings growth of 10 percent year-over-year and run-rate ACV growth of 29 percent year-over-year,” said Duston Williams, CFO of Nutanix. “Looking ahead, we remain focused on thoughtfully managing operating expenses as we continue to execute on our business model transformation and are confident in Nutanix’s ability to drive long-term growth for the benefit of all stakeholders.”


https://ir.nutanix.com/company/investors/default.aspx

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Nutanix Launches Kubernetes Platform-as-a-Service

Nutanix introduced its Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multicloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with automated system-managed security, to accelerate the development and deployment of microservices-based apps across any cloud.

The announcement marks a significant milestone for Nutanix as it looks to expand its offerings aimed at accelerating enterprises’ cloud native journeys.

“IT resources are the engines that power digital enterprises. But as a company scales, adopts hybrid cloud, and manages an increasing number of applications, supporting engineering needs can be challenging for IT,” said Rajiv Mirani, CTO at Nutanix. “With Karbon Platform Services, we aim to simplify application development and orchestration while streamlining the relationship between IT and development teams to support our customers’ DevOps strategies.”

Highlights for Nutanix Karbon Platform Services:


  • Rich Managed Services: including  managed Kubernetes (K8s-aaS), Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), serverless Functions, AI, message bus, ingress, service mesh, observability, and security services.
  • SaaS-based Multicloud Operations: Ops teams benefit from simplified operations and uniform application, data, and security lifecycle management, regardless of the underlying cloud, at scale leveraging the SaaS-based infrastructure lifecycle manager. Developers benefit from the rich platform services to write applications once and deploy in the cloud through the SaaS-based application lifecycle manager.
  • Extensible Hybrid PaaS: Karbon Platform Services provides cross-cloud data mobility and hybrid application management through transparent, WAN-optimized data pipelines and extensible data interfaces. This feature gives enterprises the flexibility to bring their own services and leverage the broader Kubernetes ecosystem.
  • Enhanced Security Posture: With Karbon Platform Services, IT operations teams can leverage a consistent security and API model with unified observability for data and applications across cloud. It provides automated, system-managed security with built-in multi-tenancy and role-based access control (RBAC) for the rich services.

https://www.nutanix.com/products/karbon-platform-services

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Nutanix posts revenue of $327.9M, up 9% yoy, Bain invests $750M

Nutanix reported revenue of $327.9 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, up 9% year-over-year from $299.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. GAAP gross margin was 79.6%, up from 77.0% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. There was a GAAP net loss of $185.3 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $194.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019; Non-GAAP net loss was $79.0 million, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $105.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

  • Expanded Customer Base: Nutanix ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 with 17,360 end-customers. 
  • During the quarter, the company launched Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure on Amazon Web Services: 
  • Reached 88 Percent of Billings from Subscription: Nutanix continued its transition to a subscription-based business model, with subscription billings up 29% year-over-year to $341 million, representing 88% of total billings, and subscription revenue up 46% year-over-year to $285 million, representing 87% of total revenue.


“I am thrilled to report strong results to close the year, a performance all the more impressive given the uncertainty of the global market environment we are facing today,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Nutanix. “We have demonstrated growth in the midst of a pandemic and have now generated $1.6 billion in annual billings. In addition, the $750 million investment from Bain Capital Private Equity validates the market opportunity in front of us and positions us well with enhanced financial flexibility and resources to further scale, gain share and remain at the forefront of innovation in our industry. The strategic value of IT is clear as customers increasingly value our software and solutions in a rapidly changing work environment. Our biggest product news of the quarter was launching our solution on bare metal with AWS, creating a new type of HCI: hybrid cloud infrastructure.”

Nutanix also announced that Bain Capital Private Equity will make an investment of $750 million in convertible notes. Nutanix plans to use the investment to support the company’s growth initiatives.


Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO of Nutanix, to step down

Dheeraj Pandey announced plans to retire as CEO of Nutanix upon the selection and appointment of the company’s next CEO.

“Co-founding and leading Nutanix for the last 11 years has been the single most rewarding experience of my professional career. Guided by a vision of making IT infrastructure so simple that it becomes invisible, our team has built Nutanix into a leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions,” said Pandey. “With our strong fourth quarter financial results, 29 percent growth in year-over-year run-rate ACV, a delightful software stack, and our recent launch of Nutanix Clusters on AWS bare metal, Nutanix is well positioned for the future. In addition, the $750 million investment from Bain Capital Private Equity announced today underscores the strength of our business and ensures a strong financial foundation to capitalize on the significant opportunities ahead. I am confident there is no better time for me to make this transition to a new leader who can guide Nutanix through its next decade of growth and success.”

“Silicon Valley’s history is filled with storied founders and legendary visionaries and Dheeraj Pandey has earned a place among them,” said Ravi Mhatre, Lead Independent Director. “On behalf of the entire Board, I thank Dheeraj for his vision and invaluable contributions, which have enabled Nutanix to grow from a simple idea to the market leader and successful company it is today. We support his decision to begin another chapter and deeply appreciate that he will continue to lead the management team until a successor has been appointed.”

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Nutanix and Intel build a joint innovation lab

Nutanix and Intel agreed to establish physical labs – with both on-site and remote access – to enable and accelerate the adoption of new Intel Technologies on Nutanix architecture,  leveraging tools and expertise to optimize joint solutions, and generating compelling proof-points for stronger marketing efforts by Nutanix and Intel. The idea is to productize Intel’s latest innovations in compute, networking, and storage with the Nutanix software stack.

“The Innovation Lab launch with Nutanix is an exciting foundation to integrate Intel’s latest and most innovative technology on the Nutanix stack,” said Jason Grebe, Corporate Vice President of Cloud & Enterprise Solutions Group at Intel. “We’re looking forward to delivering continued product performance and agility for our customers with this collaboration.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nutanix Clusters now on AWS

Nutanix announced general availability of its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, along with all Nutanix products and services, to bare metal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With this announcement, Nutanix extends the simplicity and ease of use of its software to public cloud.

Additionally, customers will be able to take advantage of the company’s full software stack on private and public cloud. This includes unstructured storage solutions Files, application orchestration solution Calm, database administration and automation solution Era, and more.

“We are excited to support an extension of a customer’s private cloud environment into AWS with the launch of Clusters on AWS. This provides customers the flexibility to get the most out of both their AWS and Nutanix environments,” said Doug Yeum, Head of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Customers now have an opportunity to take advantage of Nutanix Clusters on AWS to deploy adjacent to their cloud-native applications in AWS and fast track their digital transformation.”

Key features in Nutanix Clusters include:

  • Apps and Data Mobility: Nutanix Clusters provides a seamless way to move legacy apps and data to the cloud. It enables mobility without needing to re-architect apps, something that can be extremely costly and time consuming.
  • Streamlined Operations with Unified Cloud Environment: Nutanix Clusters allows customers to create, manage, and orchestrate their infrastructure, as well as their applications, across private and public clouds, all through a single interface. Unlike competitive solutions that only offer siloed cloud management, Nutanix Clusters extends this to private and public cloud. This single stack removes the need for a separate team to manage each environment, or the re-skilling of teams, and also enables seamless app mobility across clouds.
  • Built-In Networking Integration with AWS: Thanks to built-in integration with the AWS networking layer, Nutanix Clusters delivers benefits in terms of ease of deployment and performance. The networking integration also allows customers to use their existing AWS accounts, including unused credits, virtual private clouds, and subnets. This enables a truly unified management plane across private and public cloud, and hugely simplifies the customer experience of managing a hybrid cloud environment.
  • Cloud Cost Optimization: In addition to addressing key technical and operational challenges with hybrid cloud environments, Clusters can provide significant cost savings to customers. This is achieved by removing the need for different teams to manage each cloud environment, eliminating the need for costly migrations for legacy applications, and providing a way to easily hibernate public cloud clusters with just one-click to help eliminate waste. Additionally, available portable licenses, flexible payment models, and increased visibility in cloud spend, through Xi Beam, allow businesses to optimize their cloud investments and truly choose the right cloud for each workload, without lock-in.
  • Freedom of Choice: Nutanix Clusters on AWS gives customers the choice to either reuse existing on-premises hardware or AWS credits when building out a hybrid environment. In addition, customers can also choose to bring the on-premises licenses or select a pay-as-you-go or Cloud Commit models.

Nutanix Clusters on AWS is currently available to customers in 20 AWS Regions. In addition to being able to easily use their existing portable Nutanix licenses, customers will be able to choose between Cloud Commit and pay-as-you-go models. To learn more about Nutanix Clusters on AWS, its use cases, or to Test Drive it visit here or join the special announcement event.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Nutanix adds remote management to cloud infrastructure

Nutanix is rolling out new capabilities that will allow IT teams to deploy, upgrade and troubleshoot their cloud infrastructure remotely.

“Nutanix was founded with a vision — to make IT infrastructure management so simple, that it essentially becomes invisible,” said Greg Smith, VP of Technical and Product Marketing at Nutanix. “These new capabilities will offer an even more seamless experience from day one and beyond — from anywhere. Nutanix’s simplified management as well as a more secure and resilient IT infrastructure, whether from home or a remote location, is something that is now more important than ever.”

The Nutanix Foundation Central allows IT teams to deploy private cloud infrastructure on a global scale from a single interface, and from any location. After quickly installing non-configured appliances or servers on-site, Foundation Central then takes over to image and configure Nutanix nodes, and install any Nutanix software solution.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Nutanix posts quarterly sales of $318 million, up 11%

Nutanix reported revenue of $318.3 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2020, ended April 30, 2020, up 11% year-over-year from $287.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. GAAP gross margin was 77.3%, up from 73.9% in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. GAAP net loss was $240.7 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $209.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019; non-GAAP net loss was $135.2 million, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $103.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

“We are pleased to have delivered a solid quarter, particularly in light of the global uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Nutanix. “We are delighted to be in a position to support our customers with mission-critical solutions as they navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the future of work. Our near-term focus is on thoughtful cash and expense management, while proactively preparing to emerge from this time with the ability to drive long-term growth and scale our business with the market.”

“By adapting quickly to a changing work environment, we were able to meet or exceed our anticipated third quarter results despite the challenging macroeconomic conditions,” said Duston Williams, CFO of Nutanix. “We have also taken proactive measures to manage our operating expenses, which will help meaningfully decrease our cash usage from here and enhance our financial flexibility going forward. While the duration and impact of the pandemic remain uncertain, we are confident that Nutanix is well-positioned to manage the business through this period and will emerge a stronger company with the help of our subscription transition.”

Some highlights:
  • Billings: $383.5 million, up 11% year-over-year from $346.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 20191
  • Software and Support (TCV)2 Revenue: $314.5 million, up 18% year-over-year from $265.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019
  • Software and Support (TCV)2 Billings: $379.7 million, up 17% year-over-year from $324.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019
  • Nutanix continued its transition to a subscription-based business model, with subscription billings up 43% year-over-year to $321 million, representing 84% of total billings, and subscription revenue up 55% year-over-year to $261 million, representing 82% of total revenue.
  • Nutanix ended the third quarter of fiscal 2020 with 16,580 end-customers