Cloud virtualisation firm Nutanix lays off employees

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Cloud virtualisation firm Nutanix lays off employees
Cloud virtualisation firm Nutanix lays off employees

Consisting of one-time severance and other termination benefit costs, the cloud virtualisation provider, as a result of the headcount reduction, estimates that it will incur a pre-tax charge in the range of $20 million to $25 million during the fiscal quarter ending 31 October

Nutanix, a cloud virtualisation provider announces to lay off 270 employees, which represents four per cent of its global workforce.

Following a review of its business structure and after taking other cost-cutting measures to reduce expenses, the cloud virtualisation provider has taken the decision, the company said.

“The headcount reduction is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to drive towards profitable growth. The company expects to complete substantially all of the headcount reduction by the end of the fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2022,” Nutanix said a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Consisting of one-time severance and other termination benefit costs, the cloud virtualisation provider, as a result of the headcount reduction, estimates that it will incur a pre-tax charge in the range of $20 million to $25 million during the fiscal quarter ending 31 October.

Nutanix will announce its full 2022 results after US markets close on 31 August.

Last year, enterprise software major VMware filed a lawsuit against its former Chief Operating Officer Ramaswami after rival Nutanix appointed him as as President and CEO.

VMware alleged Ramaswami breached his legal and contractual duties and obligations to the company.

The cloud virtualisation provider had called VMware’s action “nothing more than an unfounded attempt to hurt a competitor and we intend to vigorously defend this matter in court.”

VMware alleged that Ramaswami failed to honour his fiduciary and contractual obligations to the company.

Chip and software maker Broadcom, in May this year, announced to acquire VMware in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $61 billion.

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