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Inaugural Nutanix .NEXT Conference to Honor Customers, Navigate the Future of the Datacenter

Global 2000 CIOs, Leading Industry Analysts and Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Share Perspective on Global Shift Impacting Datacenter and Business Strategy

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – April 30, 2015Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced .NEXT, the industry’s first conference devoted to the passionate builders and shapers of modern enterprise datacenters. .NEXT provides this diverse community an opportunity to learn about the powerful trends and latest technologies that are reshaping IT. The event will take place at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida from June 8-10, 2015.

.NEXT will feature a wide variety of technology, product and strategy-focused discussions led by experienced datacenter professionals, web-scale technology innovators, leading CIOs and thought-provoking industry analysts. These experts will share proven best practices for melding web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to build beautiful, simple and scalable datacenters. In addition, Nutanix executives will announce new datacenter solutions and breakthrough new products that give organizations a competitive IT advantage.

Keynote speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, managing vice president of Gartner Research Raymond Paquet, legendary venture capitalist and entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, and Nutanix founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey. In addition, industry leaders at the forefront of web-scale adoption and datacenter design will lead a range of breakout sessions and panel discussions. Some of the many companies participating include:

.NEXT attendees will be able to participate in hands-on labs to experience the latest datacenter solutions, and attend sessions across multiple tracks, including those dedicated to Nutanix technology, advanced datacenter strategies and application-centric infrastructure deployment. Some of the cutting-edge topics to be covered include:

  • Cutting edge web-scale technologies that deliver unlimited scale and unprecedented simplicity
  • The latest in private cloud management and orchestration
  • Advanced infrastructures for running SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange and more
  • The role of containers in application development and deployment

The conference will also feature a free-form Un-Conference track, comprised of open debates, product demonstrations and presentations across a myriad of topics. Topics for the Un-Conference track were sourced from community-contributed ideas.

Nutanix is also proud to announce an impressive list of .NEXT sponsors, including:


“Empire Life is excited to be a part of the Nutanix .NEXT Conference. It will be the go-to industry event for anyone who wants to build a datacenter for the next decade. I’m looking forward to sharing what our organization has learned about managing investments in new technologies.”

Jeff Babcock, manager of IT technical infrastructure, Empire Life

“We implemented Nutanix at Swisslos and have seen firsthand how easy it was to deploy, migrate and manage our virtual machines inside our Nutanix blocks, as well as the flexibility it allow us to reach in our production and test environments. I’m looking forward to giving current and future Nutanix customers some tips for an improved user experience with Nutanix and KVM even as I look to learn new skills from other Nutanix customers, share ideas and network with Nutanix-Ninjas.”

Joris Vuffray, head of network and system-management, Swissloss

“Nutanix has simplified our IT environment while reducing costs, boosting agility and dramatically simplifying management. I’m looking forward to sharing the process we used to evaluate Nutanix vs. our former traditional converged infrastructure.”

Bob Orkis, chief information officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

“.NEXT will help shape the future of the enterprise datacenter. We are making our customers the stars of the show, and allowing their stories and experience to illustrate the immense value of converged infrastructure and web-scale architectures. It is a must-attend event for any CIO or enterprise architect that wants to transform their business through IT.”

Howard Ting, senior vice president of marketing, Nutanix


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