Cloud Stocks: Nutanix Builds A Kubernetes PaaS

Earlier this week, enterprise cloud computing player Nutanix (Nasdaq: NTNX) reported its first-quarter results that surpassed market expectations. Better than expected financial performance for the quarter sent the stock soaring 10% in the after-hours session. Nutanix continues to invest in its cloud-focused strategy, assuring investors of continuing growth.

Nutanix’s Financials

For the first quarter, revenues dropped 0.6% to $312.8 million, ahead of the market’s forecast of $298.4 million. ACV billings grew 10% over the year to $137.8 million. Net loss was $265.05 million, compared with a loss of $229.3 million reported a year ago.

By segment, Nutanix’s Product revenues fell 19.02% to $155.8 million while revenues from support, entitlements, and other services grew 30% to $157 million.

For the second quarter, Nutanix forecast ACV billings of $145-$148 million compared with the market’s estimates of $134.4 million.

Nutanix’s Cloud Expansion

During the quarter, Nutanix announced the general availability of its Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (HCI) on AWS. With the availability of its products on AWS, Nutanix is now able to extend the simplicity and ease-of-use of its software to the public cloud. This move is part of its plan to making computing seamless across multiple clouds – public or private.

As part of the same focus, it announced a partnership with Microsoft, bringing its product portfolio to Azure. Nutanix plans to leverage these cloud partnerships to become an infrastructure software company with a bring-your-own-license approach that will help its customers with their hybrid computing journey.

As part of its cloud focus, Nutanix recently announced Elevate, a new global partner program that will simplify engagement for Nutanix’s entire partner ecosystem using a consistent set of tools, resources, and marketing platforms to take advantage of cloud business models. Under a single integrated architecture, Elevate will allow Value Added Resellers, Value Added Distributors, Service Providers, and other cloud partners to grow their business with hybrid and multi-cloud solutions.

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Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M), a global virtual incubator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs ...

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