Nutanix acquires PernixData and to boost its cloud offerings

As part of an effort to boost its cloud computing offerings Nutanix has acquired PernixData, a provider of scale-out data acceleration and analytics, and, an innovator of DevOps automation.

Nutanix, which filed for an initial public offering in December 2015, said in a statement that the two strategic acquisitions will help the company deliver an Enterprise Cloud Platform that rivals the “agility, automation and consumer-grade simplicity of the public cloud but with the control, security and attractive long-term economics of on-premises infrastructure.”


Sunil Potti, ‎Chief Product and Development Officer at Nutanix, said in a blog post that “to win consistently in the market, we must aggressively invest in growth and nurture our talent, while identifying teams that share this ambition.”

Acquiring will help Nutanix 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.

The PernixData buyout will boost development of an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects.

“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.”

“Today is a very special day in Nutanix’s history,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Nutanix.

“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.”