Founded in 2009, Nutanix has now grown to 1,800 employees, and has been the market and “mind share” leader in the hyperconverged space since 2011. It has captured more than 50% of the HCIS market by revenue, with over 3,200 customers worldwide. In 2016, Nutanix continues to differentiate itself in technology and execution by investing more than $100 million per year in R&D and growing its year-over-year revenue by 82%.
This year, Nutanix has made continuous enhancements with two major releases improving the integrated virtualization features of Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV; based on KVM), which is front and center in the company’s future differentiation. Since its launch in July 2015, AHV has been adopted by 15% of the vendor’s customers. Nutanix has also announced additional data services to address more data center requirements (Acropolis File Services [AFS], Acropolis Block Services [ABS] and Acropolis Container Services), and has added one-click hypervisor conversion while reinforcing multihypervisor support.
The vendor also introduced Nutanix Prism Pro, an optional add-on software license that extends Prism infrastructure management by adding predictive analytics, capacity planning and optimization advisory with Prism Pro X-Fit technology. Illustrating confidence in Nutanix Acropolis software and its easy, nondisruptive upgrade process, 43% of Acropolis users upgraded to the latest 4.6 release within 100 days of it being generally available. Nutanix’s vision and roadmap items are showing further execution on breaking up infrastructure silos and becoming an enterprise cloud platform for all workloads in the data center. Nutanix filed an initial public offering (IPO) in December 2015, which was executed in September 2016.
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