Nutanix appoints VMware veteran Ramaswami as President, CEO
US-based Cloud computing company Nutanix on Thursday it has appointed VMware veteran Rajiv Ramaswami as President and CEO.
Ramaswami succeeds co-founder Dheeraj Pandey, who previously announced his plans to retire as CEO of Nutanix upon the appointment of a successor.
“The talented Nutanix team, under Ramaswami’s leadership, is well-positioned to drive sustained growth, to improve efficiency and to advance leadership in the emerging hybrid cloud infrastructure category,” said Sohaib Abbasi, Lead Independent Director of Nutanix.
Ramaswami has held senior executive roles at industry leaders including Broadcom, Cisco and Nortel, after beginning his career at IBM.
“Working closely with the Board, the management team, and the more than 6,000 talented Nutanix employees around the world, we will build on Nutanix’s strong foundation of continuous innovation, collaboration and customer delight,” said Ramaswami.
At VMware, Ramaswami served as Chief Operating Officer of Products and Cloud Services.
Prior to this role, Ramaswami led VMware’s Networking and Security business, one of the fastest-growing units in the company, as Executive Vice President and General Manager.
“This is the decade to watch for a company that so values simple, secure, and seamless. On a personal note, it has been a privilege to serve our customers and partners, working closely alongside Nutanix employees,” said Pandey who will step down from the Board effective from December 14.
In February this year, Nutanix officially commissioned its new India headquarters in Bengaluru.
The facility brought together the sales, engineering, R&D, service and support functions under one roof, and boasts a modern, open plan and engaging workplace, with multiple collaborative and creative spaces as well as an in-house gym, sleep pods, and gaming zones.