Founded in 2009, Nutanix has become a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, working with such clients as CarMax, JetBlue, Hitachi, L'Oréal, Nasdaq, and the City of Seattle. The company has enjoyed a strong fiscal year 2020, reporting revenue of $1.3 billion, up 6% year-over-year from $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2019.
Nutanix’s successful streak has continued, having recently revealed that it received a $750 million investment from Bain Capital Private Equity to support Nutanix’s growth initiatives. The news came around the same time that Nutanix also announced that its Co-Founder and CEO, Dheeraj Pandey, would retire as CEO once a replacement has been found.
In the meantime, the company is still busy making moves. In just one day, Nutanix unveiled Elevate, a global partner program designed to re-define the partner engagement journey; released Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multicloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with automated system-managed security; and launched major new capabilities in its popular hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software.
Nutanix has also recently forged a new partnership with Microsoft Azure. The partnership will allow delivery of a hybrid solution with seamless application, data, and license mobility. The companies will focus on extending the Nutanix hybrid cloud infrastructure to Azure and will further develop Azure’s support of Nutanix Clusters and services.
“With this partnership, Microsoft and Nutanix show our commitment to delivering a true, unified hybrid and multicloud environment,” said Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix. “We know customers are looking for solutions to truly — and simply — advance their cloud journey. This partnership helps us deliver a single software stack across public and private clouds, resulting in increased agility, streamlined operations, and significant cost savings.”
With the goal of delivering a flexible, end-to-end hybrid experience to customers, this partnership represents Nutanix’s commitment to both company growth and to expanding its customer-focused offerings.