Nutanix ropes in senior AWS exec to head India operations

Nutanix ropes in senior AWS exec to head India operations
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19 Jun, 2019

Cloud computing software specialist Nutanix has appointed Anantharaman Balakrishnan as its new vice president and managing director of sales in India.

Balakrishnan joins from cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was the head of the financial services and manufacturing verticals for the large enterprise business in India.

US-headquartered Nutanix said that Balakrishnan’s knowledge and insight of the market, enterprise landscape and personalities, as well as a track record for rapidly growing business make him ideally placed to redefine the company’s business in India and drive the enterprise cloud firm’s efforts as it expands its focus to India’s larger enterprises.

“We are all delighted to have Bala add his focus, structure, and direction to our cutting-edge solutions here in India,” said Neville Vincent, vice president, South Asia Pacific at Nutanix.

Nutanix further said that hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and hybrid cloud will be key to keeping the country’s enterprises relevant and competitive in the digital era.

“The battle lines are being drawn as public and private clouds converge. True success will lie with the companies that can drive innovation and value for their customers,” said Balakrishnan, whose 25 years of managerial experience in the IT industry includes eight years at Dell EMC

In an interview with TechCircle last month, Vincent had spoken about the significance of hyperconverged infrastructure

HCI is a type of software-defined data centre architecture that virtualises the elements of traditional “hardware-defined” systems. Its single-system approach offers more flexibility as compared to legacy systems.

Also in May, the company had announced a suite of offerings in the public and private cloud.