Wendy Pfeiffer routinely lands on the “most powerful women in tech” lists, and is currently CIO of Nutanix. The cloud provider lets enterprise companies create a hybrid cloud environment, allowing workloads to be run across public and private clouds, using whichever infrastructure that makes the most sense technologically.
Traditionally, on-premise stacks can be heavily fire-walled, but scaling is usually neither easy nor cost effective. In the public cloud, they can scale with a more flexible operating system and take advantage of seemingly infinite capacity.
Nutanix pioneered hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology, which is an operating system that addresses all of the technology stack layers (storage, compute, area networking). On HCI, as workloads dynamically have access to each of the stack layers as they run
HCI allows a company to build out infrastructure knowing they will be able to scale each layer as needed, creating the scalability of a public cloud while keeping most of their infrastructure on premise.