Nutanix Announces New Leadership, Partnerships, And Adaptations As It Faces COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak takes a toll on the economy and causes a wave of cash flow uncertainty, San Jose-based company Nutanix has released a slew of offerings to help partners and customers get through this time. This includes 180-day deferred payments through its Nutanix Financial Solutions organization as well as free certification exams.

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“We recognize the immense pressure businesses face today and we are happy to be able to offer immediate support to our partners by alleviating cash flow concerns and increasing financing flexibility,” said Chris Kaddaras, executive vice president of worldwide sales at Nutanix in a statement.

Since its inception in 2009, Nutanix has been at the forefront of making infrastructure invisible. Offering solutions that span hyper-converged infrastructure software, cloud services, and software-defined storage, the company works to enable easy deployment of any virtual workload, including large-scale virtual desktop initiatives (VDI), development/test apps, private clouds, big data (Hadoop) projects and more.

At the heart of what makes Nutanix an industry leader is its ability to evolve with the times. And at a time when users are accessing more digital content and entertainment than ever before, Nutanix has partnered with Avid Technology to deliver the industry's first hyper-converged platform.

“Customers in the media and entertainment industry are looking for an IT infrastructure that enables increased customer engagement and faster content delivery, and the joint solution between Avid and Nutanix offers just that,” said Nutanix chief commercial officer Tarkan Maner. “This collaboration offers companies a multi-cloud solution to easily support business-critical apps in the industry while providing a platform that is simple, flexible, and powerful.”

The news of this collaboration comes off the back of another change at Nutanix.

At the end of April, it was announced that industry veteran Thomas Cornley was appointed as senior vice president of product portfolio management. In his new role, Cornley will bring 20 years of experience to creating a seamless portfolio by bringing together licensing, packaging, pricing, cross-product discoverability, in-app recommendations, notification centers, observability, offers, and consumption vehicles for large customers. Prior to this, Cornley was at Rubrik, where he was the vice president of product management.

While all these exciting changes happen within the company, Nutanix founder and CEO, Dheeraj Pandey recognized that it will also need to adapt over the coming months to meet the demands of the new at-home workforce resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

“There is no doubt that this pandemic will change the way we live, work, and transact business,” said Pandey. “Where my mind is focused is on what I can control and where we can help. I'm focused on our employees and focused on our customers and how we can help them during this time. As I've told the team at Nutanix, sleep well, don't speculate too much, and yes, ignore the Wall Street roller coaster. Real money sits with Main Street. Everything else follows.”