Delivering simple, flexible and cost-efficient solutions with a relentless focus on customer delight is at the heart of what Nutanix does. As its new CEO, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself, share how excited I am to be joining Nutanix and to communicate our continued commitment to helping you drive success in your business.
Today, I step into the CEO role at Nutanix with more than three decades of experience working in the technology industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services at VMware. Prior to VMware, I held various senior leadership roles at industry leading companies including Broadcom, Nortel and Cisco after having begun my career at IBM. Over that time, I have gained an appreciation for the important role that people, technology and product together play in building winning enterprises.
Nutanix pioneered and created the rapidly growing hyperconverged infrastructure market, revolutionizing the datacenter. From its founding, Dheeraj has so ably guided the team from the beginning through the first $1B+ with 18,000+ customers. In fact, I remember Dheeraj pitching Nutanix back around 2010 at a Silicon Valley get-together. It is amazing to see how far Nutanix has come since then, from its embryonic stage to a public company at scale. Watching Nutanix grow from the sidelines as a feisty and formidable competitor, I have long admired its innovative product hallmarks of simplicity and reliability as well as the deep level of trust and satisfaction that the company has built with its customers and partners.
2021 brings the next stage in Nutanix’s evolution and transition to a software subscription model, reinforcing our leadership position in hyperconverged infrastructure and advancing our leadership in multi-cloud infrastructure. All while innovating and creating customer value in new and adjacent areas, as well as deepening our investment and commitment to our partners. Our strong culture of innovation is key to the next decade.
As we continue to navigate the challenging environment around us driven by the ongoing global pandemic, I believe that with perseverance, grit, and the imminent arrival of vaccines, we will emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.
I am committed to continuing to serve our customers tirelessly and to being an integral part of helping you realize better business outcomes, fostering our strategic alliances and partners, and enabling our employees around the world to ensure your success. Over the coming months, I plan to spend a significant amount of time meeting with customers and partners to better understand what you love about Nutanix and where we can serve you better.
In closing, I want to share that I am grateful to Dheeraj Pandey for his leadership and passion for the business, which has amassed an impressive cohort of customers around the world that I am delighted to serve. The entire Nutanix team is excited to build on this legacy, and we expect this leadership transition to be seamless for you. On behalf of the entire Nutanix team, thank you for your continued partnership and support. I wish you and your families a safe and healthy holiday season.
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