Cloud computing services provider, Nutanix, has announced the appointment of James Karuttykaran as Senior Director, Multicloud Business Development, EMEA.
Karuttykaran, will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships with leading players in the public cloud and will report directly to Andy Brewerton, Director Sales Strategy EMEA at Nutanix.
In this new position, he is tasked with using his extensive expertise in Nutanix technologies to work for the company’s customers’ multicloud deployment needs.
His priority will be to strengthen Nutanix’s relationship with Microsoft to facilitate the deployment of European customers’ infrastructure and workloads on Azure.
Karuttykaran, joined Nutanix as a pre-sales engineer in March 2014, at the creation of the French office.
He quickly rose through the ranks to become Nutanix’s Senior Director Systems Engineering Southern Europe and French-speaking Africa, responsibilities he held prior to this new promotion.
Before joining Nutanix, he spent 6 years at VMware where he held various pre-sales, customer and partner positions, followed by 2 years at Hitachi Data Systems as a virtualization specialist.
With an initial training in electronics and industrial computing at the University of Cergy Pontoise, Karuttykaran continued his training with a work-study program in computer science at the CFA Léonard de Vinci at Veritas Software, a company he later joined in 2003 as a technical support engineer.