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Nutanix hires new APJ enterprise sales director

Nutanix has appointed a new enterprise sales director for the Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) region.

In his new role, Steve Dixon will be based in Singapore and responsible for leading Nutanix’ sales to large enterprises.

He is also tasked with providing leadership and mentorship to Nutanix’ teams that are responsible for engagement with the top 105 companies across the APJ region.

Dixon will report to Nutanix’ APJ sales chief of staff, Krishna Arani.

He brings more than 35 years’ IT experience to the role and joined Nutanix from NetApp, where he served as senior vice president and general manager for APJ.

His prior experience also includes management roles at Rubrik, Riverbed Technology and Cabletron Systems.

Dixon also started his own company, Kinetica, which was built up over seven years and sold successfully in 2005. In total, he has spent more than three decades living and working in APJ, with two of those based in Australia.

Arani says, “Steve is a crucial member of our team and his organisation will lead strategic discussions with our largest customers, helping them solve problems and achieve better outcomes with our portfolio of solutions.

"Their IT is no longer a cost centre - it is now a business enabler that can help them transform and drive innovation.

"We’re thrilled to have Steve on-board to help customers do more than keep the lights on with their IT and achieve their goals.”

Dixon says, “I am excited to join Nutanix and lead a team focused on helping large enterprises realise the outcomes that can be achieved by using Nutanix’ HCI and private, hybrid and multi cloud solutions."

He says, "The hybrid cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) markets are expected to grow almost twofold to US$145 billion and almost threefold to US$27.1 billion by 2025, respectively - with Asia Pacific leading the charge as the fastest growing market for hybrid cloud.

"Hybrid cloud is the ideal IT infrastructure according to 86% of respondents in Nutanix third annual Enterprise Cloud Index, with those running hybrid environments more likely to focus on strategic efforts and driving positive business impact. I’m eager to help enterprises embrace these opportunities.”

In December of last year, the company brought on Rajiv Ramaswami as President and Chief Executive Officer, who succeeded co-founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey.

On the announcement, Pandey said, “With a future-proof business model, a loyal and expanding customer base, and a strong technology portfolio, I look forward to seeing Rajiv take the helm to lead this incredible team.

"This is the decade to watch for a company that so values simple, secure, and seamless.”