Hyperconverged infrastructure firm Nutanix is strengthening its enterprise cloud platform with two acquisitions that add data analytics and DevOps capabilities.
The company has signed a definitive agreement to buy PernixData, which optimises storage for virtualised environments. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions.
In addition, Nutanix has closed the purchase of Calm.io, a provider of DevOps automation.
Financial terms of both the transactions were not disclosed.
The addition of new technologies will allow Nutanix to improve the speed of its enterprise cloud platform and enhance or create new software products.
Both companies will help Nutanix improve its application mobility fabric by bringing cross-cloud workload migration and workflow automation to its Prism management software.
Nutanix and PernixData will develop an advanced data stack for replacing traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects.
The companies’ focus will be on reducing the inertia of application data that inhibits workload mobility across virtual and cloud environments.
PernixData co-founder and CEO Poojan Kumar wrote in his own blog post, while PernixData’s technology will be integrated into the Nutanix family, it will also continue to support its existing customers.
Nutanix and Calm.io will work to bring an application-first approach to select, manage and consume IT infrastructure, allowing customers to choose the appropriate cloud for every application.
Calm.io founder and CEO Aaditya Sood wrote in a blog post, “Going foward, nothing will change for Calm.io's existing customers.”
Nutanix founder, CEO and chairman Dheeraj Pandey, pictured, 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.”
Nutanix filed for an IPO in December 2015 and said it was looking to raise $200m. The process has, however, stalled since then, as the company did not set price for its shares.