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Nutanix Appoints Sunil Potti as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product Management

Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced the appointment of Sunil Potti to the position of senior vice president of engineering and product management. With more than 20 years of datacenter and networking experience, Sunil joins Nutanix from Citrix, where he led the Citrix NetScaler business for over five years of record growth. Throughout his career, he has built industry-leading products and scaled teams against intense competition from large incumbent players. At Nutanix he will oversee all product functions including product strategy, development, and quality.

“Sunil is an entrepreneur at heart who has both built and scaled successful enterprise businesses,” said Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix. “The coming five years of Nutanix require people like Sunil who bring together the ‘why’ of Product Management with the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of Engineering. He is a world-class product executive who is broad and customer-centric. I am delighted he is here to build on our Act II.”

Overseeing Citrix’s NetScaler business, Sunil was responsible for record growth over five consecutive years and cementing NetScaler as a respected datacenter infrastructure solution powering many of the world’s largest clouds, Internet properties, global enterprises and service providers. He joined Citrix from F5 Networks, where he was vice president of the acceleration and virtualization group. Prior to F5, he co-founded and led all product efforts for application-oriented networking at Cisco. Previous to this, Sunil was an early employee at Synchrony, a CRM startup acquired by Divine, where he headed products and engineering. Sunil holds a master’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.

“Nutanix is upending the market by providing truly innovative web-scale technology to enterprises and global service providers,” said Sunil Potti. “I have always been passionate about working on fast growing and innovative technologies, and Nutanix has the most impressive combination of market transformation opportunity, disruptive technology and world class talent I have seen. In a relatively short period of time, Nutanix has built strong brand equity and inspired delight with over 1000 customers worldwide by being the only solution to make datacenter infrastructure truly simple. To be joining the company at this stage is very exciting.”

Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:19 AM by David Marshall
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