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Nutanix Momentum Accelerates in EMEA With Expansion of Channel Program

Since Launching EMEA Operations in May 2012, More Than 20 Partners Have Signed to Help Enterprises Remove the Complexity of VDI and Private Cloud Deployments With the Nutanix Converged Infrastructure Platform

LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- Nutanix (www.nutanix.com), the leader in converged infrastructure solutions for virtualised workloads, today announced the expansion of its channel partner network across EMEA. As part of its expansion strategy, Nutanix has announced new partner agreements with virtualisation, cloud and storage specialists, including Mason IT, Nugensis and Viadex in the UK. In the rest of the EMEA region, Nutanix has also signed Telindus-ISIT in The Netherlands, Layer8 in Sweden and TargoSoft in Germany, bringing the total number of partners to over 20.

Nutanix's innovative solution collapses the conventional two-tiered data centre design of storage and compute down to one single scalable appliance, delivering the world's first flash-accelerated datacentre, capable of hosting thousands of virtualised workloads without the need for a SAN.

Alan Campbell, Director, Nutanix EMEA, stated, "Since announcing our partnership with SDG as our pan-EMEA distributor, we have seen a surge of partners coming on board. Our partner program has a low-barrier to entry and we provide highly competitive margins, along with sales, technical and marketing support. While we are not looking for mass numbers, we are extremely pleased with the number of focused, specialist virtualisation and cloud partners joining our partner network."

"Nutanix is enabling organisations of any size to implement a highly virtualised and flexible environment by lowering the barriers to entry," said Roy Illsley Principal Analyst at Ovum. "With virtual workloads increasing year on year and the cost of a SAN impacting many organisations' budgets, Nutanix Cluster is a solution that is not limited by organisational size. Ovum considers it suitable for both SME and Enterprises alike and it is not surprised that channel partners are looking to sign with Nutanix."

Supporting Quotes from Partners

Paul Ecclestone, Managing Director, SDG EMEA - "Nutanix offers a unique proposition for both virtual desktop workloads and private cloud. Being an innovator in cloud offerings, we are delighted at SDG to see the momentum that we are jointly creating in the market for Nutanix solutions. The level of interest, and partner signings, are testament to acceptance of this unique solution in the EMEA region."

Wesley Mezzone, Director, Mason IT - "We are both a partner and customer of Nutanix. We offer their solutions to our customers that need a converged compute and storage offering on their own premises. We are also using Nutanix Cluster within our own datacentres for our cloud service offerings. Nutanix provides scale, performance and flexibility at a competitive price point."

Dan Hayden-Hammond, Sales Director, Viadex - "At Viadex, we are seen as a technology partner to our clients and it's our job to ensure we stay ahead of the technology curve. We see Nutanix as a 'missing link' in the server and storage virtualisation market. By converging compute and storage into one appliance, Nutanix fills a gap in our offerings."

About Nutanix
Nutanix (www.nutanix.com) is the first company to offer a radically simple compute and storage infrastructure for implementing enterprise-class virtualisation without complex and expensive external network storage (SAN or NAS). Founded in 2009 by a team that built scalable systems such as Google File System and enterprise-class systems such as Oracle Database/Exadata, Nutanix is based in San Jose, California, and is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, and Blumberg Capital.

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