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Nutanix CEO On Cisco's Hardware Problem, Dell's Dual Hyper-Converged Strategy And Why He Doesn't View HPE-SimpliVity 'As A Competitor'

Mark Haranas

So will Nutanix still be an independent company in five years?

Companies worth $50 billion are getting acquired now because they have a lot of weakness within that from the outside is not visible. There is all sorts of consolidation going on in the industry, and Wall Street is highly capitalistic – they're like, 'Either you perform or you perish, there's nothing in the middle.' So as we continue to perform and our ambition is natural and seamless -- so we don’t end up doing artificial acquisitions and things like that to survive -- we can find new buyers, new workloads, new geographies, new ways to have people consume our technology both using cloud and software. Every two or three years you just go and roll the dice and say, 'This is staying power.'

What is your focus in 2018?

These two things: how do we get our cloud going and how do we get our software going. Just executing the heck out of it and not diluting our customer satisfaction because as we transform our business, we have to make sure the core is strong.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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