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Nutanix Teams with RiceHadleyGates to Accelerate International and Enterprise Expansion

Firm Led by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Stephen J. Hadley, and Dr. Robert Gates 

to Provide Strategic Counsel to Nutanix

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013Nutanix, a leading provider of hyper-efficient, massively scalable and elegantly simple datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international consulting firm led by former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice. RiceHadleyGates LLC (“RHG”) will play a pivotal role in supporting Nutanix’s global expansion strategy in major emerging markets including Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, as well as provide foreign policy counsel to assist in large commercial business development efforts. In addition to Rice, RHG’s other principals include former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and former State Department official Anja Manuel.

 

Stephen J. Hadley
Stephen J. Hadley

Nutanix has seen explosive international demand as multinational firms increasingly standardize IT investments across geographies and enterprises around the globe seek more cost effective, scalable, and simplified IT infrastructure solutions. In the last year, Nutanix has shipped to customers in more than 30 different countries, driving international sales growth an average of 260% over the last 4 quarters. The Virtual Computing Platform redefines conventional datacenter architecture by converging server and storage resources into a single system that eliminates the need for traditional storage arrays. Using Nutanix’s flexible and simple IT infrastructure, corporations have the competitive advantage to run applications anywhere in the world and streamline IT resources worldwide. By working with the renowned team of advisors at RiceHadleyGates, Nutanix will be able to successfully navigate complex political and economic issues across the globe and continue to build momentum in key emerging markets.

Robert Gates
Robert Gates

 

“We’re committed to overhauling the datacenter and bringing our unique software-driven converged infrastructure to companies across the globe,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO, Nutanix. “RiceHadleyGates has unparalleled experience, knowledge, and resources when it comes to international strategy and we couldn’t think of a better firm to advise Nutanix as we accelerate our international expansion.”

 

Anja Manuel
Anja Manuel

“We look forward to partnering with an immensely talented Nutanix team, and to assisting them as they help global enterprises modernize their data centers while reducing costs,” said Dr. Rice. “We are glad to partner with such a fast growing company on entry strategies for new markets,” added Mr. Hadley. “We are impressed by Nutanix’ game-changing technology, and hope our collective national security and business experience will be beneficial to Nutanix,” asserted Mr. Gates.

 

“We’re off to a very strategic start with Dheeraj and his first-rate executive team, and look forward to helping them navigate political, policy, and regulatory issues around the world.” added Ms. Manuel.

About Nutanix

Nutanix provides datacenter infrastructure solutions that are hyper-efficient, massively scalable and elegantly simple. The award-winning Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform has disrupted the market by seamlessly and natively converging compute and storage in a single appliance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with offices and authorized solution providers throughout the world, Nutanix is privately held and backed by top-tier VC firms. For more information, visit www.nutanix.com.

About RiceHadleyGates LLC

RiceHadleyGates LLC is an international strategic consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. The firm works with senior executives of major companies – many of them in the technology sector – to help them expand in major emerging markets and handle the national security and public policy challenges of offering globally technologically sophisticated products and services.