Nutanix Secures $25 Million In Funding From Khosla Ventures, Others


Nutanix, a company that offers a simple compute and storage building block for virtualizing datacenters without the need for network storage, today announced that it has raised $25 million in new funding in a Series B round led by Khosla Ventures (see video here).

Existing investors, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blumberg Capital, are also participating in the round.

“When I was at Sun Microsystems, the focus was on decoupling the client and the server over a physical network. In the 30 years since then, the clock has turned full circle,” said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. “Virtualization has made it possible to run clients and (storage) servers in the same hardware. Network storage, as we know it, is ready to be radically disrupted. Datacenters will be dramatically faster, simpler and greener with Nutanix.”

Nutanix’s over-subscribed Series B round of funding follows the company’s successful August launch of its flagship product, Nutanix Complete Cluster, a high-performance hardware and software solution that converges compute and storage into a single, compact building block for scaling out a virtualized datacenter.

Founded in 2009 by a team that built scalable systems such as Google File System and enterprise-class systems such as Oracle Database/Exadata, Nutanix is based in San Jose, California.

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