Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing, has announced that PernixData and Calm.io will join the Nutanix family of companies.
Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Nutanix has closed the acquisition of Calm.io, an innovator in DevOps automation.
By adding these technologies, products and engineering talent, Nutanix would be able to accelerate the delivery of 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.
These additions would enable Nutanix 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.s
Nutanix and PernixData share an architectural design philosophy that next-generation data center fabrics must keep data and applications close in order to drive the fastest possible performance and to deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure scaling.
With this common vision, the two companies will develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects. These planned strategic investments in new server and storage technologies would provide customers with a re-imagined data fabric for a post-flash era of enterprise computing.
The combined teams will also focus on reducing the inertia of application data that inhibits workload mobility across virtual and cloud environments. Planned enhancements to Nutanix App Mobility Fabric (AMF) would deliver the flexibility to run any application in any environment, without business-critical data being held hostage to a legacy infrastructure.
“Today is a very special day in Nutanix’s history,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Nutanix. “PernixData and Calm.io 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.”