“Unicorn status” is what CEO Dheeraj Pandey (quoted in Forbes) calls it: Nutanix announced Tuesday a stunning $101 million Series D round of funding that pegs the company’s value at just less than $1 billion. It’s a huge vote of confidence in the startup and in the future of the converged data center.
Nutanix offers a data-center architecture where compute and storage are combined, the design favored by Google and the other massive cloud players. This allows storage and computing to scale simultaneously, and Nutanix’s abstraction layer lets them behave like one giant pool of resources.
In the video below, you can see Pandey describe the company’s vision in a talk from September’s Software-Defined Data Center Symposium.
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