Nutanix gets hyperconverged with PernixData and Calm.io

Twin acquisitions will allow the company to extend its reach in devops automation and storage analytics

Nutanix has snapped up a couple of companies, PernixData and Calm.io, to extend its enterprise cloud platform.

The company competes with the likes of Simplivity, Cisco Systems, EMC, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the delivery of hyperconverged infrastructure, a term it is credited with coining.

The Calm.io acquisition will take Nutanix a step closer to its goal of delivering application and service orchestration, runtime lifecycle management, and policy-based governance across all application environments. The company plans to lean on Calm.io's devops automation capabilities to add new cloud automation and management capabilities to its existing software stack.

The acquisition came together quietly over a period of nine months, Calm.io CEO Aaditya Sood wrote in a post on the company's blog. Nothing will change for existing Calm.io customers for the time being, he said.

Less quiet was the deal to buy storage acceleration and analytics specialist PernixData. Rumors began circulating in early July and were confirmed mid-month when PernixData's CTO left, telling The Register the merged businesses would not have a good role for him. 

The companies will combine their engineering teams to focus on making it easier to move workloads across virtual and cloud environments using Nutanix App Mobility Fabric, Nutanix said Monday. The idea is to prevent data from getting stuck in legacy storage silos, the company said.

Competition between Cisco and Nutanix got a little rougher last week, when Cisco dropped Nutanix as a partner. The previous week, Nutanix said it had validated its Enterprise Cloud Platform software running on Cisco's C-Series UCS servers, putting it head to head with Cisco's own Hyperflex offering, based on software from another partner, Springpath.

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