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Nutanix Appoints Former Cisco Leader Inder Sidhu As Executive Vice President of Customer Success and Business Operations To Help Drive Next Phase of Growth

SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 26, 2017 – Nutanix® (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that it has appointed Inder Sidhu as Executive Vice President of Global Customer Success and Business Operations. In this position, Sidhu will draw on his extensive expertise in business strategy, digital transformation and business operations to help drive the next phase of growth at Nutanix.

“With 30 years of technology industry experience, including a 20-year track record of success in driving global go-to-market and customer success at Cisco, Inder brings a wealth of business knowledge and experience to Nutanix. I’m delighted to have him join our team at a critical point in our journey to becoming a major force in enterprise technology,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO, Nutanix. “Inder’s addition to the team further strengthens our exceptional executive bench, and will help us expand and deepen our customer relationships and grow our business in the multi-cloud era.”

Accelerating Customers’ Digital Transformations

Sidhu will lead a team that will be singularly focused on customers’ success throughout their engagement lifecycle with Nutanix. He will also lead the company’s business operations, strategy, and planning teams, working closely with the company’s sales, marketing and finance leaders.

Sidhu brings deep levels of industry knowledge, customer experience, strategic insight and operational expertise to the company. As Senior Vice President of Strategy & Planning for Worldwide Sales at Cisco, he architected Cisco’s global go-to-market engine, that helped the company grow from $1 billion in annual revenue to $50 billion.

Sidhu co-led Cisco’s highly-profitable $16 billion Enterprise business, its rapidly-growing $7 billion Emerging Countries business, and its 1,200-person digitally-driven Worldwide Professional Services business. He also spearheaded the company’s digital transformation initiatives. Prior to Cisco, Sidhu was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, an engineer with Intel and an entrepreneur at Excelan, a successful Silicon Valley start-up, through its IPO.

Sidhu is also a New York Times best-selling author of the books The Digital Revolution: How Connected Digital Innovations are Transforming Your Industry, Company, and Career and Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth. He is a frequently requested speaker, and has taught at Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and UC Berkeley.

“A digital revolution is taking place, and Nutanix is at the forefront in leading this revolution,” said Sidhu. “Nutanix customers love how its enterprise cloud platform allows them to transform IT so they can focus on improving business outcomes. My role is to expand and scale our customer success, while ensuring continued operational excellence, so that we can become even more deeply involved in accelerating our customers’ digital transformation initiatives.”

About Nutanix

Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.

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