Nutanix announces two acquisitions to bolster its cloud operations

Enterprise virtualization and storage company Nutanix has closed the acquisition of, an innovator in DevOps automation, and is in the process to acquire PernixData, a player in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. Financial terms of both the acquisitions remain undisclosed. According to the San Jose-based company, these additions will enable it to pioneer new software stacks for storage-class memory systems, enhance its Application Mobility Fabric (AMF) with cross-cloud workload migration and bring rich, cloud-inspired orchestration and workflow automation to its Prism management software.
“PernixData and both have exceptional technology, solid engineering teams, and visionary leaders with the ‘Founder’s Mentality’; they have dreamt big and persevered against great odds to build phenomenal products. We are honored to welcome them into the Nutanix family, and build the next generation of innovative products and truly helping our customers realize the vision of the Enterprise Cloud,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Nutanix.
Nutanix currently offers infrastructure and a software platform that aims to converge compute, storage and virtualization. The acquisitions will be aimed at making the company better able to compete with software defined data center players such as VMware.

Replacing traditional storage systems

With PernixData, the cloud computing company aims to build next-generation datacenter fabrics that keep data and applications close in order to drive the faster possible performance and to deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure scaling. The two companies will aim to develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects. This, the company explains, will provide customers with a re-imagined data fabric for a post-flash era of enterprise computing. “PernixData software has helped hundreds of customers virtualize their applications without compromising performance and visibility,” said Poojan Kumar, CEO and Co-founder, PernixData.
“With highly aligned cultures, ambition and talent, we are genuinely excited to join the Nutanix team. And, with our common devotion to 100% software-driven solutions, will look forward to helping customers accelerate their journey to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.”
The combined teams will also focus on reducing the inertia of application data that inhibits workload mobility across virtual and cloud environments.

Choose the right cloud for the right workload

The acquisition of is aimed at building an application-first approach towards choosing, managing and consuming IT infrastructure – enabling customers to pick the right cloud for each application. “We have shared a similar vision as Nutanix since day one – datacenter infrastructure must be fully automated, simple to deploy and easy-to-use,” said Aaditya Sood, CEO and Founder,
“We are excited to join the Nutanix team to work together to eliminate the daunting complexity of legacy datacenters by taking a radical, application-centric view of IT infrastructure.”
Nutanix 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. With, Nutanix plan to bring together clouds, platforms and people, in a simplified manner.

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