Nutanix Acquires PernixData, Calm.io to Boost Enterprise Cloud Platform
Nutanix announced on Monday that it has acquired PernixData and Calm.io to boost its Enterprise Cloud Platform capabilities, bringing investments in storage, and cloud automation and management. Financial details of the acquisitions have not been disclosed.
Customers of the two companies will receive further details over the following weeks, Nutanix said.
“Today is a very special day in Nutanix’s history,” Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Nutanix said in a statement. “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.”
According to Reuters, experts say the acquisitions may push out Nutanix’s IPO, “as the companies will need time to integrate their employees and technology.”
Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData. The San Jose-based startup has two core offerings, its FVP software platform for storage acceleration and its Architect software platform for storage management.
According to a blog post by PernixData CEO Poojan Kumar on Monday, existing customers will continue to be supported by “the same world calls support organization that supported them at PernixData. And now, that same support team will be bolstered by the world class Nutanix support organization.”
“We also expect to leverage Nutanix scale and distribution to get our technologies in the hands of more people, faster,” Kumar said. “This coming together of these 2 entities will help accelerate the customer journey towards Enterprise Cloud.”
Nutanix said that with PernixData it will “develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects.” The company is planning enhancements to Nutanix App Mobility Fabric (AMF) to run any application in any environment.
The acquisition of Calm.io has already closed, according to the announcement. It is expected to bring advanced cloud automation and management capabilities to Nutanix’s existing software stack. Calm.io’s CEO and founder Aaditya Sood said that he first started talking to Nutanix last year.
In a blog post, Sood said that Calm.io’s runbook orchestration engine Epsilon “is the bedrock of automation” at customers like the National Stock Exchange of India, managing over 50,000 servers worldwide.
“Together we will combine Nutanix’s design-first vision and Calm.io’s application-centric approach to achieve seamless application mobility across hybrid clouds while providing customers with a delightful user experience,” Sood said.