Nutanix Appoints Industry Veteran Howard Fyffe to Lead A/NZ Region
Fyffe Says Nutanix is Driving New Chapter of Enterprise Cloud
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, September 12, 2016 – Nutanix, a leading enterprise cloud company, today announced it has appointed Howard Fyffe as Managing Director of its Australia and New Zealand business following the move of outgoing MD Wayne Neich to a new Asia Pacific role.
Fyffe brings more than 25 years of sales, management and datacentre experience and will be responsible for all aspects of sales and support across the region.
“IT has transformed from a back-end commodity to a real business enabler in recent years,” said Fyffe. “Nutanix understands this. The company created hyperconverged infrastructure as a true enablement platform and now is driving the development of enterprise cloud. I’ve worked in enterprise cloud since its inception and I’ve never seen anything like Nutanix – what it offers is in line with the ultimate goals of IT leadership: a resilient, simple solution that frees up IT departments to focus on core business activities.”
Fyffe joins Nutanix from Cisco where he was most recently responsible for driving its IoT business across A/NZ. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions at Cisco in Australia and in the US and also worked as Director of Sales for Topspin, which was acquired by Cisco in 2005.
The announcement comes ahead of the Sydney stage of the Nutanix .NEXT On Tour conference, which takes place next Tuesday September 20 at Pier 1, Sydney Harbour. Here, Fyffe will officially meet with Nutanix customers and partners for the first time as the new face of the A/NZ business.
Since its initial launch in A/NZ just three years ago, Nutanix has strengthened its standing in the region with staff numbers doubling in the past year as a response to significant customer expansion and permanent offices now fully established in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The company’s clients include The Treasury, National Blood Authority and Hyundai. Nutanix now also runs a technical assistance centre (TAC) in Sydney, which is staffed by a large team of senior engineers which supports the entire Asia-Pacific region.
“Businesses in Australia and New Zealand recognise the benefits enterprise cloud can provide in terms of scalability, security, speed and simplifying the back-end to free up IT personnel to add real business value. 451 research indicated in its 2016 Cloud Computing Report that more than a fifth of organisations worldwide were going against the public cloud wave and moving apps or data back over to private cloud – no one has a better solution for this than Nutanix,” continued Fyffe.
Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.
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