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Nutanix Incepts Act-II in India

Sunil Mahale

The enterprise computing major, Nutanix announces its 2nd act in the country with the addition of Sunil Mahale as VP Business, India. Sunil will complement Namit Jain, head of India R&D, who also announced a Center of Excellence at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

“I am excited to be a part of a disruptive story in enterprise cloud computing,’’ said Sunil Mahale. “Web-scale hyperconvergence provides an immense opportunity for computing in India to leapfrog the legacy era, no different than what the mobile revolution did, bypassing landlines,’’ he added. Sunil has an extensive background in scaling high-growth enterprise IT companies, with memorable tenures in world-class brands such as EMC, NetApp, and Hitachi Data Systems.

Nutanix has also shared its allies with Lenovo to position in x86 server reliability, hopes to bring elegant enterprise cloud solutions with the launch of its HX series in India. Till now Nutanix and Dell together caters two out of the three largest server companies in the world

“Lenovo sees a big opportunity in India for software-defined infrastructure and hyperconverged datacenters,” said Amar Babu, COO Lenovo Asia Pacific and Lenovo India. ‘’Nutanix is a new-age company seen as a big disruptor in the enterprise computing market today. Our partnership will bring best in class solutions to the country, delivering virtues of web-scale technologies to the mainstream market.”

Nutanix also announced its first Center of Excellence in partnership with IIT Kanpur. It will be a unique industry-academia partnership, fostering collaboration between the student community and the Nutanix R&D team. The proposed center will focus on innovation in the areas of datacenter operating systems (beyond hypervisors), containers, hybrid cloud computing, and storage class memory.

“Nutanix has created a powerful software-defined infrastructure technology, and in bringing the goodness of web-scale engineering to mainstream. This CoE will provide undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students at IIT a powerful platform for doing cutting-edge research in the areas of public and private cloud computing,” said Dr. T.V. Prabhakar, professor in Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

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