I awoke this morning to the news that hit the presses overnight that Nutanix and it’s legendary radically simple Google like infrastructure had really delivered on the promise of disruption of the enterprise IT infrastructure market. Raising $100M in series D funding, including from SAP Ventures, and having delivered over $100M in just 2 years of sales. This cements Nutanix as the leading disruption agent of enterprise datacenters and the fastest growing company of the last decade.
If you don’t know about Nutanix you really should learn more about it. Take a look at How Nutanix Works. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform and it’s hyper-converged infrastructure design is in my opinion the future of the datacenter. That’s one of the reasons why I chose to work here and am putting my money where my mouth is. It looks like SAP Ventures agrees with me. “Nutanix represents the future of datacenter infrastructure and is a best-in-class platform to run all virtualized enterprise workloads,” said Jai Das, managing director at SAP Ventures. “We look forward to assisting the team on closer alignment with enterprise business applications — a critical component to accelerating Nutanix’s growth within Global 2000 organizations — and helping the company leverage the SAP ecosystem.” You can read the full Nutanix Press Release – Nutanix Accelerates Transformation of Enterprise Datacenters with Historic $101 Million Funding Round.
My role at Nutanix is to help develop the platform around business critical applications, including Oracle, SAP and others. I consider myself very lucky to have this role as part of a great team especially now with the big investment that SAP Ventures has just made into Nutanix. I will be working closely with SAP and other key partners to bring you some world leading reference architectures and benchmark results for the leading business critical applications on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform with VMware vSphere. Nutanix is delivering the Software Defined Datacenter Vision today. We put the hard work in so you can wear the Nutanix grin :).
At Nutanix the people are positive ions. We’ve had massive momentum build up and the future is bright. If you’d like to take a quick look back over the 4 years of the company’s history take a look at the 4 Years with Positive Ions article on the Nutanix blog.
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