2018 Nutanix Elevate Partner of the Year Award Winners

By Jay Chitnis
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Recently, Nutanix hosted our fourth annual .NEXT user conference in New Orleans. It was truly an incredible event for customers, partners, and Nutanix. With nearly 5,000 attendees, 80 sponsors and an unbelievable lineup of speakers, .NEXT marked its best year yet!

At the heart of the conference were our amazing Nutanix Elevate technology alliances. These strategic partners work with Nutanix to bring innovation and complementary solutions to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. There are over 125 Nutanix Elevate alliance partners representing almost 200 Nutanix Ready validated solutions. The Elevate program is rapidly growing and has increased more than 25% since 2017 .NEXT in DC.

This year we had over 100 nominations for the eight categories as part of the Elevate Partner of the Year awards. We presented awards to seven of our Elevate partners to recognize their achievements. The category winners were announced in front of our Channel, OEM, and Alliance partners during the Partner Xchange keynote.

We’re excited to announce this year’s Elevate Partner of the Year winners:

Peer Software

Nutanix Ready

Peer Software has demonstrated constant progress in their integration with Nutanix. This ongoing commitment is showcased from Core validation to AHV integration. Peer has worked to innovate and support the Nutanix AFS offering.


Calm Blueprint Innovator

The Calm blueprint for Mellanox NEO greatly simplifies the consumption of NEO for Nutanix customers as it allows one-click deployment of NEO from the Nutanix Marketplace. In addition, the deployment process, using the Calm blueprint, automatically configures NEO to connect to Prism Central to add network automation to AHV.


AHV Innovator

Bitdefender offers a solution that natively supports and enables seamless migration to AHV, while maintaining continuous security coverage. Announced this week at .NEXT 2018 – this integration drastically simplifies security administration via single-pane-of-glass management, automated workflows and security-license reuse.


Field Favorite & Marketing

Field Favorite & Marketing Elevate Partner of the Year awards go to Citrix . The collaboration between the Nutanix and Citrix field and marketing teams has been long-standing. In the past year – Citrix showcased Nutanix prominently in key field and customer facing programs, including Citrix Summit, Citrix Synergy, and the Citrix Synergy Unplugged series – as well as the numerous in-region events and joint deals that our teams have worked on together.


Social Media

Over the past year, HYCU has posted non-stop about Nutanix and our joint value, resulting in thousands of engagements. For yet another year, this partner has demonstrated their leadership through an active digital presence while bringing awareness to our joint solutions.


Customer Experience

With numerous case studies on the joint solution, Plexxi showcases Nutanix to bring a seamless experience to the customer. Reducing complexity and cost, leading to outstanding results, Plexxi is the winner of the partner of the year for customer experience.



This award showcases the company whose social responsibility efforts have made a difference in the world. Commvault has shown that by providing backup and data protection for the 2041 Foundation’s history-making expeditions. The 2041 Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the Antarctic, while also working to inspire, stimulate and connect organizations and communities who seek to create a more sustainable, clean energy future.

Upon the award announcements was the celebration at Fulton Alley, where the winners picked up their trophies. Here are a few photos:

Please join me in congratulating these partners and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Signing off from 2018 .NEXT, and congratulations again to our award winners. Until next year!

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