Cloud platform Nutanix has closed the acquisition of Calm.io, an innovator in DevOps automation. It has also executed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based PernixData, a scale-out data acceleration and analytics platform. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
These additions will 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 cloud-inspired orchestration and workflow automation to its Prism management software.
Founder, CEO and Chairman Nutanix, Dheeraj Pandey said, “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.”
Founded in 2009 by Dheeraj Pandey, Nutanix’s enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to converge compute, virtualisation and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.
Nutanix and PernixData will develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects.
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) will deliver the flexibility to run any application in any environment, without business-critical data being held hostage to a legacy infrastructure.
Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder, PernixData said, “With highly aligned cultures, ambition and talent, we are genuinely excited to join the Nutanix team. And, with our common devotion to 100% software-driven solutions, will look forward to helping customers accelerate their journey to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.”
On the other hand, Calm.io and Nutanix teams will work to bring an application-first approach to choosing, managing and consuming IT infrastructure – enabling customers to pick the right cloud for each application.
Aaditya Sood, Calm.io CEO said, “We have shared a similar vision as Nutanix since day one – data center infrastructure must be fully automated, simple to deploy and easy-to-use. We are excited to join the Nutanix team to work together to eliminate the daunting complexity of legacy data centers by taking a radical, application-centric view of IT infrastructure.”
Nutanix plans to add cloud automation and management capabilities to its existing software to deliver application and service orchestration, run-time lifecycle management, policy-based governance, comprehensive reporting and auditing services to support all application environments, including virtual machines, containers, and micro services.