PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtualized data centers. The company’s software puts storage intelligence into high speed server media, establishing a control point for optimizing application performance and managing data center operations with true scale-out growth. With PernixData software, customers can leverage any storage platform for capacity, creating a decoupled storage architecture that maximizes design flexibility while minimizing storage costs. 

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by Poojan Kumar, a co-founder of Oracle Exadata, and Satyam Vaghani, VMware’s Storage CTO, creator of VMware's clustered file system (VMFS), and architect of several storage-related innovations at VMware over the last decade. PernixData is backed by Lightspeed Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and industry luminaries from enterprise software. 
San Jose, US
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Key People at PernixData

Poojan Kumar

Poojan Kumar

CEO and Co-founder
Satyam Vaghani

Satyam Vaghani

CTO and Co-founder
Jeff Aaron

Jeff Aaron

VP of Marketing
Mike Arterbury

Mike Arterbury

VP of Business Development
Bala Narasimhan

Bala Narasimhan

VP of Products
Frank Denneman

Frank Denneman

Chief Technologist

PernixData Locations

San Jose, US
Amsterdam, NL
München, DE
Bengaluru, IN
Albertslund, DK
London, GB
Boston, US

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Total Funding

$62 M

Latest funding size

$35 M

Time since last funding

about 2 years

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