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Nutanix Appointed Anantharaman Balakrishnan as its New VP and MD of Sales for India

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Nutanix Appointed Anantharaman Balakrishnan  as its New VP and MD of Sales for India

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Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), an enterprise cloud OS leader welcomed the veteran IT leader Anantharaman Balakrishnan as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for India. His appointment follows increased investment in its India business by Nutanix including an expansion of its engineering and support operations. Balakrishnan who has 25+ years of experience in IT industry management will be responsible to drive the enterprise cloud OS leader’s growth and ambitions in India whereas his appointment reaffirms Nutanix’s leadership credentials in the county.

Neville Vincent, VP, South Asia Pacific, Nutanix, said, “We are all delighted to have Bala add his focus, structure and direction to our cutting-edge solutions here in India. We took the decision early on to wait for the right calibre of candidate, but the wait has been worth it. The team, our customers and our partners are all relishing the opportunities ahead and have already communicated their immense satisfaction with our choice of leader”.

Balakrishnan knowledge & insight of the market, enterprise landscape and personalities, as well as a track record for swiftly growing business make him ideally placed to redefine Nutanix’s business in India and drive the enterprise cloud leader’s efforts as it expands its focus to India’s larger enterprises.

Prior to Nutanix, he was heading Amazon Web Services’ Financial Services and manufacturing verticals for the large enterprise business in India where he not only crafted the India Go to Market segment but also aided in enhancing the business significantly during his tenure.

Before Amazon, Anantharaman served Dell EMC for eight long years under various roles starting from senior sales and leadership roles to senior director, global services lead.

We are all delighted to have Bala add his focus, structure and direction to our cutting-edge solutions here in India. We took the decision early on to wait for the right calibre of candidate, but the wait has been worth it



Commenting on his appointment, Balakrishnan said: “I am delighted to be joining Nutanix at such an exciting time for the company and the industry. When you have built a career on generating growth and then get asked to take a rapidly growing industry leader to an even higher level – you don’t need to stop to think. You jump on board. The battle lines are being drawn as public and private clouds converge. True success will lie with the companies that can drive innovation and value for their customers. On that scale – Nutanix is unmatched".

Balakrishnan’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for India’s cloud sector. As digital India continues apace, hyper converged infrastructure and hybrid cloud are seen as key to keeping the country’s enterprises relevant and competitive in a digital era. This knowledge of public and hybrid environments renders a unique perspective and advantage as Anantharaman sets about expanding the Nutanix India Business.

Businesses across the world implement Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. As a consequence, organisations are able to quickly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand while giving application owners a true cloud-like experience.
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