Sources: Nutanix poised to gobble PernixData
Four independent sources say hyper-converged poster child @Nutanix is buying hypervisor flash-cacher @PernixData, thus gaining crucial technology to speed up its appliances. #Nutanix spokesman Declan Waters told us: “No comment.” A #PernixData spokesperson added: “We are not commenting at this time.” A PernixData insider told The Register: “Everything is in a state of flux right now.” That’s the scoop. Here’s the background information. PernixData was founded by CEO Poojan Kumar and CTO Satyam Vaghani in 2012. It received a $7 million A‑round that year, $20 million in a 2013 B‑round, and $35 million in a C‑round in 2014, giving it $62 million in total. The main product is FVP, with a recent Architect product providing infrastructure analytics in virtual environments. The company has had some employee attrition, and here is a 2015 round-up of some of that. Kirk Arrowood, director of northeast sales until November when he left and went to Zerto as regional sales manager, northeast. Michael Foy, ex-channel sales manager who left in August to be director of partner sales at DataCore and is now channel account manager at Silver Peak. Brian Gagnon, ex-channel and technology evangelist who left in August to join HGST as a principal engineer. James White, ex-A/C exec who left in October to join Sentieo as head of enterprise growth. Cory Barnard, currently in sales at Interana, who left his director of corporate sales post at PernixData in September. David Schneider, now systems engineering manager at Veeam, who left a systems engineer post at PernixData in October. Taka Yamada, who left his regional sales manager position in October and is now a regional director at Silver Peak. Jeff Germscheid, middle Atlantic regional sales manager who left in May and is now sales director at DataCore. Rob Bergin, system engineer, who left in October and is now at Springpath. Kiet Duong, currently director of customer success at Netskope, who left his post as director of support in November. Todd Mace, FVP product manager, now tech evangelist at DataCore.