Showing posts with label Nutanix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nutanix. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nutanix Prices IPO Shares in $13-15 Range

Shares in Nutanix are expected to begin trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “NTNX.”

The company expects the initial public offering price will be between $13.00 and $15.00 per share, potentially raising up to $241.5 million for the San Jose based firm.


Nutanix S1 Filing: Quarterly Revenue at $139.8 million


For its most recently fiscal quarter ended 31-July-2016, Nutanix recorded revenue of $139.8 million, according to a recently updated Form S-1 registration statement filed with the SEC ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO). Nutanix provides a next-generation enterprise cloud platform that "converges traditional silos of server, virtualization and storage into one integrated solution and can also conn

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Nutanix S1 Filing: Quarterly Revenue at $139.8 million

For its most recently fiscal quarter ended 31-July-2016, Nutanix recorded revenue of $139.8 million, according to a recently updated Form S-1 registration statement filed with the SEC ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).

Nutanix provides a next-generation enterprise cloud platform that "converges traditional silos of server, virtualization and storage into one integrated solution and can also connect to public cloud services."

Some additional highlights from the S1 filing:

  • The company recorded a net loss of $126,127,000 for fiscal 2015, and a net loss of $84,003,000 for fiscal 2014.    
  • Average billings growth of 20% on a quarterly basis for the last eight fiscal quarters, which grew from $60.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014.
  • Average revenue growth of 17% on a quarterly basis for the last eight fiscal quarters, which grew from $46.1 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014 to $139.8 million in the three months ended July 31, 2016.
  • Average total end-customer growth of approximately 22% on a quarterly basis over the last eight fiscal quarters, which grew from 782 end-customers as of July 31, 2014 to 3,768 end-customers as of July 31, 2016. 
  • 657 new end-customers acquired during the three months ended July 31, 2016.
  • Adjusted gross margin percentage of 61% in the three months ended July 31, 2016.
  • Dell has accounted for "a meaningful portion" of Nutanix total billings over the past few fiscal quarters. This OEM relationship could be at risk given the recent Dell-EMC merger.
  • Super Micro Computer and Avnet provide contract assembly and testing for Nutanix.


The full filing is here:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1618732/000119312516707549/d937439ds1a.htm

Nutanix Files for IPO

Nutanix has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.

Nutanix is seeking to list its Class A common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "NTNX.”

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will act as lead book-running managers, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as book-running managers for the proposed offering. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated; Needham & Company LLC; Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.; Pacific Crest Securities, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Piper Jaffray & Co.; Raymond James; Stifel; and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. will act as co-managers.

http://www.nutanix.com

Nutanix Raises $140 Million for Converged Data Center Solutions

Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, 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.

The latest round brings Nutanix's total funding to $312 million.

http://www.nutanix.com


  • In June 2014, Nutanix announced an OEM deal under which Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms. The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.
    Specifically, the new Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nutanix Acquires PernixData and Calm.io

Nutanix announced the acquisition of two start-ups: PernixData and Calm.io.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

PernixData, which is based in San Jose, specializes in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. The company’s flagship product, PernixData FVP software, virtualizes server flash and RAM to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Nutanix said it shares PernixData's architectural design philosophy that next-generation datacenter fabrics must keep data and applications close in order to drive the fastest possible performance and to deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure scaling.

“PernixData software has helped hundreds of customers virtualize their applications without compromising performance and visibility,” said Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder, PernixData.

Calm.io is working to bring an application-first approach to choosing, managing and consuming IT infrastructure – enabling customers to pick the right cloud for each application. Nutanix said it plans to add cloud automation and management capabilities to its existing software stack to deliver application and service orchestration, runtime lifecycle management, policy-based governance, comprehensive reporting and auditing services to support all application environments, including virtual machines, containers and microservices.

http://www.pernixdata.com
http://www.calm.com
http://www.nutanix.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nutanix Files for IPO

Nutanix has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.

Nutanix is seeking to list its Class A common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "NTNX.”

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will act as lead book-running managers, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as book-running managers for the proposed offering. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated; Needham & Company LLC; Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.; Pacific Crest Securities, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Piper Jaffray & Co.; Raymond James; Stifel; and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. will act as co-managers.

http://www.nutanix.com

Nutanix Raises $140 Million for Converged Data Center Solutions

Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, 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.

The latest round brings Nutanix's total funding to $312 million.

Nutanix reports annualized bookings exceeding a run rate of $200 million.  The company has over 800 customers, including 29 customers who have purchased more than $1 million in aggregate products and services.  Nutanix's growing list of customers includes Airbus, China Merchant Bank, Honda, ConocoPhillips, Total SA, Toyota, US Navy and Yahoo! Japan.

"The convergence of servers, storage and networking in the datacenter has created one of the largest business opportunities in enterprise technology, and Nutanix is at the epicenter of this transformation," said Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix. "We are proud of the progress we have made, and are confident in capitalizing on the enormous opportunity that lies ahead of us. We recognize the importance of building relationships with leading public market investors, and are honored to welcome them as partners in driving the long-term success of our Company."

http://www.nutanix.com


  • In June 2014, Nutanix announced an OEM deal under which Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms. The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.
    Specifically, the new Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers, and will be available in multiple variants to meet a wide range of price and performance options. The appliances will deliver high-performance converged infrastructure ideal for powering a broad spectrum of popular enterprise use cases, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualized business applications, multi-hypervisor environments and more.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lenovo to Sell Hyperconverged Appliance Powered by Nutanix Software

Lenovo will market and sell a new family of hyperconverged appliances powered by Nutanix software.

The two companies will introduce a new family of hyperconverged appliances built on Lenovo’s enterprise systems and powered by the award-winning Nutanix software. The joint solution, featuring several of the latest Intel technologies, will run nearly all workloads, including enterprise applications, databases, virtualized desktops, and big data analytics, with improved efficiency and scalability.

“Lenovo can bring a new perspective to the global enterprise space. We do not have to protect old ways of thinking or entrenched ideas. Instead, we can build our business on innovation, and partner freely with the most innovative, leading companies in this space to create new solutions,” said Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “Nutanix’s well recognized technology leadership, paired with our global reach, will enable both companies to thrive by helping customers dramatically reduce complexity in datacenters of all sizes.”

http://www.lenovo.com
http://www.nutanix.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nutanix Intros FlexPrice Program

Nutanix introduced FlexPrice, a new purchasing program that addresses the business and financial challenges faced by many service providers, including high upfront investment costs to build and expand services, datacenter inefficiency resulting from IT overprovisioning, and lengthy procurement cycles that degrade the speed of service delivery.

With FlexPrice, service providers can now procure Nutanix-qualified hardware and enable Nutanix web-scale software on a flexible subscription basis. Nutanix customers can deploy and expand their infrastructure one node at a time with 3, 6, 12 and 36 month term-based pricing, and lower upfront capital costs for storage, servers and virtualization. Subscription pricing also aligns datacenter investments more tightly with IT consumption.

“In order to win against the legion of low-cost cloud providers, we need to deliver greater customer value via differentiated services. This requires infrastructure that is simple to deploy, easy to manage and efficient to scale,” said Kevin Meany, CTO and Co-Founder, Versatile. “With Nutanix FlexPrice, we can now focus on our service definition and delivery, and stand apart from cloud providers who sell strictly on price.”

http://www.nutanix.com/2015/08/07/its-time-to-elevate-it-at-vmworld-2015/

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blueprint: Hyper-Converged is Leading the Data Center Revolution

by Sachin Chheda, Senior Director, Product and Technical Marketing, Nutanix

Historically, provisioning and managing infrastructure in a data center has never been straightforward.  There is the need to organize the purchase of the servers; the acquisition of the storage, the choice of the network supplier - and all that before the choice of the software.
All that is changing: the notion that there’s a need to acquire an array of different products in order to manage a data center is fast disappearing. According to a survey from Gartner in 2014, 29% of enterprises are now looking to move to a converged infrastructure.

It used to be easy to deal with additional demands:  more compute power? Just stick an extra server in the rack. Additional storage?  Time for another storage array.  Network running slow?  Looks like it’s time for more bandwidth and so on. In today’s budget conscious times, this is not a worthwhile approach. The modern day business cannot simply throw money at the problem, which is why we’ve seen companies looking to virtualization and server consolidation in an attempt to cut down on their data center footprint.

In fact, the issue was not just about trying to match needs with your infrastructure but also coping with additional demands.  The infrastructure, especially storage had to be over-provisioned to cope with any peaks – and modernizing the infrastructure by opting for more virtualization has not helped this process, in fact it’s introduced even more over-provisioning as the existing storage components do not have the right levels of automation for optimal performance.

There’s a disconnect between the speed with which virtual provisioning works and the time it takes to provision an organization’s storage needs.  Just because a virtual machine can be brought online in a matter of minutes it doesn’t mean that the same follows for other parts of the infrastructure – setting up storage and networking will take large amounts of time. And this is a process that has been made worse by the growing use of fast flash storage, which has made networking effectively much more difficult.

Trying to combine legacy network storage infrastructure with virtualized servers is ensuring bottlenecks somewhere. Essentially, you’ll have a supercharged datacenter in the body of an old jalopy. In this scenario, the old approach of throwing more dollars at your infrastructure therefore is not solving the problem but is actually making things worse as the gap between virtualized servers and legacy hardware grows wider.

What does the CIO do? Welcome to the world of hyper-converged infrastructure. It’s an overloaded phrase, that sounds like it’s been cooked up by some imaginative publicity departments, but this is no over-hyped buzzword.  It’s a technology that provides a leap forward for those companies who want to cope with increasing demand on storage, handle today’s modern application workloads and manage the whole operation seamlessly, without busting the bank.

Most important of all, a hyper-converged system will provide enterprises with type of scalability and flexibility enjoyed by the software based architecture employed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Facebook.

These companies all faced a common problem: the need to scale quickly and efficiently to meet growing demand. They all tried to construct an architecture using existing technologies, but gave up as the legacy hardware centric kit could not cope with the demands: it was obvious that a new type of datacenter infrastructure was needed - one that did away centralized storage systems, as traditional SANs were one of the major inhibitors.

They did this in several ways; they made extensive use of software based functionality coupled with state of the art and run of the mill hardware and used REST APIs, a technology which helps organizations to cope more effectively with increased demand.  These were used to introduce a greater degree of automation into the process.

The operational efficiency of AWS, Google and Facebook is the bar that IT is now managed against. Web-scale methodologies of software-based distributed architecture are entering the enterprise market in the form of solutions that do not require a team of highly skilled experts to configure and maintain. Enterprises can stop being envious of hyperscale IT and start to look at ways to deploy the technology in their own datacenters.

Rather than construct an elaborate collection of server farms and storage arrays, the hyper-converged approach takes a single state-of-the-art x86 server combined with SSD and HDD storage. It doesn’t sound very complex but the secret sauce is in the software layer of the storage infrastructure. A hyper-converged solution for example, could provide an architecture that runs in conjunction with industry standard hypervisors including ESXi, Hyper-V and KVM. This datacenter infrastructure could deliver modular and linear scalability, better performance and simplified manageability for any virtualized workload at any scale. Another proof point is that, hyper converged solutions can go even farther  and offer integrated enterprise class availability features including VM-centric data protection and disaster recovery – enabling virtualized tier 0 and tier 1 workloads to be run on the same infrastructure supporting initiatives such as VDI and server virtualization.

One of the major initial stumbling blocks of hyper-converged infrastructure is that the initial pre-converged architecture failed to deliver on the promises it made. If you consider the examples where different vendors combined their proprietary offerings to create a converged stack, like Cisco, VMware and EMC  into VBlock and Cisco and Netapp into Flexpod, these products made promises about easier integration, but failed on a hardware level as each of the components was still too proprietary to deliver efficiency when pair with the others. True hyper-converged solutions use commodity hardware, and as discussed above, let the software do the hard work.

For example, the use of the wrong sort of converged architecture does nothing to do away with the need for SANs – and as we saw earlier, the more virtualization that’s introduced, the more requirement for additional storage, which often needed upfront to minimize disruption and re-architecting datacenter infrastructure . And this storage can lead to bottlenecks that reduce the efficiency of the infrastructure. It is therefore far better to opt for the hyper-converged approach that negates the need for upfront investment in a traditional SAN.

Companies are thinking more creatively about how to handle the increased storage workloads brought about by virtualization: there’s a growing need for more compute power, there’s an increasing need to keep costs low and bring greater efficiencies, but there’s no need to follow some of the old methods, nor opt for an implementation based around log-established SAN technology. The world of the data center is changing inexorably and CIOs need to seize the opportunity to bring their systems up to date, in many cases hyper-converged infrastructure will provide the future-proofed solution these companies demand.

About the Author

Sachin Chheda is Senior Director of Product and Technical Marketing at Nutanix.

About Nutanix

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The company’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.


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Nutanix Builds New Capabilities for its Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Nutanix unveiled two new product families for hyperconverged data centers -- Nutanix Acropolis and Nutanix Prism -- both aimed at simplifying and scaling infrastructure while enhancing IT service delivery.

Nutanix Acropolis, which builds on the core capabilities of the company’s flagship hyperconverged product, is an open platform for virtualization and application mobility. Nutanix is supporting a choice in application platform, including traditional hypervisors, emerging hypervisors or containers. Nutanix Acropolis is comprised of three foundational components:

  • Distributed Storage Fabric - enables common web-scale services across multiple storage protocols. Acropolis can mount volumes as in-guest iSCSI storage for applications with specific storage protocol requirements such as Microsoft Exchange, unifying all workloads on a single infrastructure. Acropolis also includes a robust implementation of erasure coding storage optimization, which reduces the storage required for data replication by up to 75% compared to traditional mirroring techniques, and can be enabled on previously deployed Nutanix appliances with a simple software upgrade.
  • App Mobility Fabric - a newly-designed open environment capable of delivering virtual machine (VM) placement, VM migration, and VM conversion, as well as cross-hypervisor high availability and integrated disaster recovery. It supports most virtualized applications, and will provide a more seamless path to containers and hybrid cloud computing.
  • Acropolis Hypervisor - while the Distributed Storage Fabric fully supports traditional hypervisors such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, Acropolis also includes a native hypervisor based on the proven Linux KVM hypervisor. It features enhanced security, self-healing capabilities based on SaltStack and enterprise-grade VM management.

Nutanix Prism, which is an infrastructure management systems, features one-click software upgrades for more efficient maintenance, one-click insight for detailed capacity trend analysis and planning and one-click troubleshooting for rapid issue identification and resolution. Nutanix said its simplified management provides an end-to-end view of all workflows – something difficult to achieve with legacy three-tier, compute, storage and virtualiation architectures. It also features machine learning technology with built-in heuristics and business intelligence to mine large volumes of system data and generate actionable insights for enhancing all aspects of infrastructure performance,

“The most transformative technologies are the ones we don’t even think about. They work all the time, scale on demand and self-heal. In other words, they are invisible,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO and founder of Nutanix. “Building on our foundations of web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design, we will make virtualization as invisible as we’ve made storage and elevate enterprise IT expectations yet again.”

http://nutanix.com/invisible-infrastructure

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Yahoo Japan Deploys Nutanix for VDI

Yahoo Japan Corporation has deployed the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform for desktop virtualization to mitigate the impact of malware infections and provide a consistent IT framework for staff working across the business.

“We deployed VDI on Nutanix in three hubs that review and patrol third-party sites, and as the operational infrastructure for about 300 staff,” said Hiroshi Kiyomiya, CTO, Yahoo Japan Corporation.

“Desktops that are infected are immediately removed per our security guidelines; previously it took several hours to reinstall and setup the machine before work could continue. With our new Nutanix VDI environment we can immediately reset the virtual desktop that has been infected, revert to a virtual desktop image before it was infected, and work can be resumed immediately, so we are seeing staff productivity improve by 30%. ”

http://www.nutanix.com

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.

http://www.nutanix.com
  • 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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nutanix Hires Former Citrix VP to Head Product Strategy

Nutanix announced the appointment of Sunil Potti to the position of senior vice president of engineering and product management. He joins Nutanix from Citrix, where he led the Citrix NetScaler business for over five years of record growth. He joined Citrix from F5 Networks, where he was vice president of the acceleration and virtualization group. Prior to F5, he co-founded and led all product efforts for application-oriented networking at Cisco.

“Nutanix is upending the market by providing truly innovative web-scale technology to enterprises and global service providers,” said Sunil Potti. “In a relatively short period of time, Nutanix has built strong brand equity and inspired delight with over 1000 customers worldwide by being the only solution to make datacenter infrastructure truly simple.”

http://www.nutanix.com/

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Nutanix Adds Data-at-Rest Encryption

Nutanix, which offers a converged appliance that combines compute/storage/networking for scale-out applications, announced a number of new security capabilities for its Virtual Computing Platform, including data-at-rest encryption.

The new security capabilities are available with Nutanix Operating System (NOS) 4.1 software, and help IT security teams meet stringent standards like HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOX. Nutanix hardware platforms now meet a number of certification standards including FIPS 140-2, NSA Suite B support (to Top Secret), Common Criteria EAL2+, NIST-SP800-131A and others.

Security features available in this release include:

  • Self-encrypting drives to secure data at rest, compliant with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 standards
  • Strong two-factor authentication, including the use of client certificates, to prevent unauthorized administrator log-ins
  • Nutanix Cluster Shield to limit administrator access in security-conscious environments by restricting shell logins.

“Security is required across the entire data center architecture, including server and storage systems. Unfortunately, legacy infrastructure components often lack the necessary controls and fail to meet common certification requirements,” said Simon Mijolovic, Senior Security Solutions Architect at Nutanix.

http://www.nutanix.com

  • In August, Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, announced a $140 million Series E funding round at over a $2 billion valuation.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Nutanix Debuts all-Flash Hyper-converged System

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.

Nutanix also introduced metro networking capabilities for ensuring continuous data availability in the event of a data center outage or planned maintenance. Using synchronous mirroring, Metro Availability stretches datastores for virtual machine clusters across two or more sites located up to 400km apart. All functionality is natively integrated into Nutanix software, and supported across all Nutanix platforms with no hardware changes. This enables the migration of virtual machines between sites during planned maintenance events, providing continuous data protection with zero recovery point objective (RPO) and a near zero recovery time objective (RTO).

Nutanix is also supporting the option for customers to deploy different configurations for primary and secondary sites, and support one-to-many and many-to-one topologies. Customers are no longer forced to have identical platforms and hardware configurations at each siteMetro Availability will be available in the upcoming 4.1 version of the Nutanix Operating System (NOS), and will be included in Ultimate Edition.

http://www.nutanix.com

In August, Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, 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.

The latest round brings Nutanix's total funding to $312 million.

Nutanix reports annualized bookings exceeding a run rate of $200 million.  The company has over 800 customers, including 29 customers who have purchased more than $1 million in aggregate products and services.  Nutanix's growing list of customers includes Airbus, China Merchant Bank, Honda, ConocoPhillips, Total SA, Toyota, US Navy and Yahoo! Japan. 

"The convergence of servers, storage and networking in the datacenter has created one of the largest business opportunities in enterprise technology, and Nutanix is at the epicenter of this transformation," said Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix. "We are proud of the progress we have made, and are confident in capitalizing on the enormous opportunity that lies ahead of us. We recognize the importance of building relationships with leading public market investors, and are honored to welcome them as partners in driving the long-term success of our Company."

In June, Nutanix announced an OEM deal under which Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms. The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nutanix Raises $140 Million for Converged Data Center Solutions

Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, 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.

The latest round brings Nutanix's total funding to $312 million.

Nutanix reports annualized bookings exceeding a run rate of $200 million.  The company has over 800 customers, including 29 customers who have purchased more than $1 million in aggregate products and services.  Nutanix's growing list of customers includes Airbus, China Merchant Bank, Honda, ConocoPhillips, Total SA, Toyota, US Navy and Yahoo! Japan.

"The convergence of servers, storage and networking in the datacenter has created one of the largest business opportunities in enterprise technology, and Nutanix is at the epicenter of this transformation," said Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix. "We are proud of the progress we have made, and are confident in capitalizing on the enormous opportunity that lies ahead of us. We recognize the importance of building relationships with leading public market investors, and are honored to welcome them as partners in driving the long-term success of our Company."

http://www.nutanix.com


  • In June, Nutanix announced an OEM deal under which Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms. The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.
    Specifically, the new Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers, and will be available in multiple variants to meet a wide range of price and performance options. The appliances will deliver high-performance converged infrastructure ideal for powering a broad spectrum of popular enterprise use cases, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualized business applications, multi-hypervisor environments and more.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nutanix Cites $200 Million Bookings Run Rate

Nutanix, a venture-back start-up based in San Jose, California, reports that it has exceeded an annualized bookings run rate of $200 million.  The company has seen eleven consecutive quarter of rapid growth and now has 800 customers, including 29 customers who have purchased more than $1 million in aggregate products and services, up from 13 such customers in January 2014.

Nutanix offers a Virtual Computing Platform, which integrates compute and storage into a single solution for the data center.

Nutanix employs over 600 people and has sold products in 43 different countries, up from 30 countries only six months ago.

http://www.nutanix.com


  • In June, Nutanix announced an OEM deal with Dell.
  • In January 2014, Nutanix closed $101 million in Series D financing co-led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nutanix Lands OEM Deal with Dell for Data Center Appliances

Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms.

The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.

Specifically, the new Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers, and will be available in multiple variants to meet a wide range of price and performance options. The appliances will deliver high-performance converged infrastructure ideal for powering a broad spectrum of popular enterprise use cases, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualized business applications, multi-hypervisor environments and more.

Nutanix’s 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. The Dell XC Series appliances are scheduled for availability in the fourth quarter of this year and will be sold by Dell sales teams and channel partners worldwide.

The agreement also includes joint sales, marketing, support and service investments, as well as alignment of product roadmaps.

“Nutanix is a recognized leader in the converged infrastructure market with a software-driven offering that fits with Dell’s efforts to redefine datac enter economics and simplify IT for our customers,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage. “By combining market-leading infrastructure and software technologies from both companies with Dell’s world-class go-to-market capabilities, we believe our new solutions will be positioned to be a significant player in the growing, multi-billion dollar converged infrastructure market.”

http://www.nutanix.com/2014/06/24/nutanix-announces-global-agreement-with-dell/


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nutanix Intro VDI Management

Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, introduced a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) management program that lets customers purchase advanced web-scale infrastructure per desktop, and de-risk their VDI investment through a VDI Assurance pricing option.

Nutanix said its program addresses the concern that purchasing traditional server and storage infrastructure for VDI is complicated and can undermine user experience when not properly sized or designed. The company believes that cloud-based DaaS (desktop as a service) offerings to will struggle to match the security and long-term total cost of ownership (TCO) of on-premise solutions.

The Nutanix Per Desktop Program enables enterprises to purchase and deploy desktop infrastructure as a predictable, public cloud-like service.

http://www.nutanix.com/2014/05/01/nutanix-unveils-industrys-most-comprehensive-vdi-solution/

In January 2014, Nutanix closed $101 million in Series D financing co-led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures.

The company, which is based in San Jose, California, said it has exceeded $100 million in lifetime sales and acquired 13 customers who have purchased more than $1 million of products within two years of launching its Virtual Computing Platform. Customers include eBay, McKesson, Toyota, Orange Business Services and Hyundai Hysco.

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nutanix Raises $101 Million for Converged Data Center Solutions

Nutanix closed $101 million in Series D financing co-led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures.

The company, which is based in San Jose, California, said it has exceeded $100 million in lifetime sales and acquired 13 customers who have purchased more than $1 million of products within two years of launching its Virtual Computing Platform. Customers include eBay, McKesson, Toyota, Orange Business Services and Hyundai Hysco.

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance.

In addition to Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Greenspring Associates participated in the round as new investors, joining existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and Battery Ventures. The company has now raised a total of $172.2 million in four rounds of funding.

“Adoption of web-scale computing, and Nutanix’s Virtual Computing Platform in particular, has grown explosively over the last two years, yet we’ve only scratched the surface of this $100 billion hybrid computing market,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of Nutanix. “The additional support from such a high-quality investor group leaves us uniquely positioned to capitalize on the opportunity and build one of the elite companies of this decade.”

http://www.nutanix.com

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