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Prominent Executives and Thought Leaders to Share Insight on Multi-Cloud Era at .NEXT 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 11, 2018 – Nutanix® (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced .NEXT Conference 2018, the company’s fourth annual user conference dedicated to innovation in enterprise cloud and datacenter technologies. The event will take place May 8-10, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

.NEXT 2018 attendees will gain strategic advice for tackling today’s most pressing IT challenges including big data, networking, security, workload lifecycle, hybrid clouds and machine learning. Attendees will also be enabled to drive higher business value through an agenda that is specifically designed to help develop technical skills and best practices in areas like architecting efficient Oracle and SAP environments, tackling Splunk Enterprise, Citrix and VMware VDI, network segmentation, and consolidating mixed block, file and object workloads on a single platform.

In addition to more than 60 technical and vision sessions, attendees can also get on-site training for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform and its broad technology ecosystem, as well as network with thousands of industry leaders and Nutanix experts.

This year’s main stage features presenters who are thought leaders across a variety of industries, including:

  • Anthony Bourdain,
    Chef, Author and Television Personality
  • Dr. Brené Brown,
    Research Professor, University of Houston
  • Sarah Robb O’Hagan,
    CEO, Flywheel Sports
  • Kiersten Tolt,
    President and Managing Partner, Liberty Group Ventures, LLC
  • Vijay Luthra,
    Senior Vice President, Global Head Of Technology Infrastructure Services, Northern Trust
  • Dr. Arthur M. Langer,
    Director of the Center For Technology Management at Columbia University

.NEXT 2018 will once again provide the opportunity for hands-on experience, demos and expert sessions with infrastructure and enterprise cloud professionals on a broad range of topics, such as:

  • How to automate cloud-based infrastructure with full application lifecycle management
  • The right strategy for building hybrid clouds that seamlessly leverage the benefits of both public and private cloud environments
  • How to optimize the enterprise datacenter for performance, scale, economics and flexibility

Nutanix will also hold the third annual .NEXT Awards to recognize IT visionaries and leaders who are transforming their organizations with innovative enterprise cloud and infrastructure initiatives. Attendees are also invited to participate in the inaugural .NEXT Hackathon, which will take place on May 8. Customer teams will compete to design and build elegant solutions addressing one of three challenge areas, with the winning team recognized on the mainstage in front of our 5,000+ planned attendees.

Supporting .NEXT 2018 this year is an impressive list of 80+ sponsors, including platinum sponsors:

  • Dell EMC
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • Veeam


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“We could not be more excited to bring the 2018 conference to New Orleans, where we’ll blend great food, amazing music and the latest insight and education around building modern datacenters and enterprise clouds. We’ll be joined by thought leaders on everything from IoT and hybrid clouds to SAP and cloud automation – and even cooking! Our growing community of customers and partners will leave inspired by best practices and lessons learned from practitioners and peers that they can take back to their organization come Monday morning following the show.”

– Julie O’Brien, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Nutanix

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