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Nutanix Sees ‘Immense’ Networking, Security Opportunities

August 31, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says networking and security are “immense” opportunities for the hyperconverged infrastructure company as its customers move to hybrid cloud environments. “One thing we hear a lot from our large customers is that hybrid cloud’s biggest weakness is networking,” he said in an interview with SDxCentral following Nutanix’s fourth quarter fiscal 2018 earnings call. “The public cloud is relatively flat and simplistic while on prem is extremely complex and hierarchical. There’s an immense opportunity for us to innovate in the area of networking and security.” In May, Nutanix added a new SDN tool called Flow to its software stack that provides micro segmentation, network automation, and visualization capabilities. When asked if he’s referring to Flow, Pandey said, “Flow and putting a lot of Flow into Kubernetes and containers. It’s going to be impossible for people to just spin up containers with...