Nutanix raises $140 million in Series E funding

Nutanix, provider of web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, announced to have raised $140 million in a Series E funding over a $2 billion valuation, the funding round was lead by two Boston-based public market investors with over $3 trillion in combined assets under management.

This round brings the company’s total venture capital investment to $312 millions.

Nutanix also announced that the capital will be used to invest in sales, research and development, customer support and marketing and enable the Company to accelerate its vision of making web-scale infrastructure ubiquitous in enterprise datacenters.

Nutanix declared that had secured more than 800 customers, including names such as Airbus, China Merchant Bank, Honda, ConocoPhillips, Total SA, Toyota, US Navy and Yahoo! Japan. Nutanix announced back in June a OEM agreement with Dell to build the XC Web-scale Converged Appliance, and the joint venture solution is going to be available in Q4 2014.

Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix, said:

The convergence of servers, storage and networking in the datacenter has created one of the largest business opportunities in enterprise technology, and Nutanix is at the epicenter of this transformation, we are proud of the progress we have made, and are confident in capitalizing on the enormous opportunity that lies ahead of us. We recognize the importance of building relationships with leading public market investors, and are honored to welcome them as partners in driving the long-term success of our Company.