Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. One of the most commonly heard phrases when the calendar rolls around to January each year is “New Year, New Me”. We all make promises to ourselves to take a break from drink, go to the gym more, finish that DIY project we started 7 months ago, etc. The New Year is a time of change and this is true not only of people but of companies as well. Nutanix are one such company to follow this mantra with their plans to IPO in the first few months of 2016 and the release of new reference architecture documents for Citrix on Nutanix.

After a quiet year for tech IPOs in 2015, Nutanix will be getting the ball rolling in 2016 as the first tech IPO of the year, which is expected in the next few months. Being held in great esteem by the VC community, Nutanix are one of 4 “Unicorn” tech companies set to IPO in the opening months of the year. “Unicorn” in this case refers to a private start-up (typically tech or software in nature) to be valued at over $1 Billion in the last 18 months of trading, something that is increasing rare in today’s crowded and competitive marketplace. Nutanix are hoping to raise $200 Million through their IPO, adding to the large VC generated funding they had in 2014 and 2015.

Along with the IPO announcement, Nutanix have recently released a new set of reference architecture documents for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop on their Acropolis Hypervisor as part of their on-going relationship with Citrix. With both a short brief to introduce you to the concept and deep technical reference architecture guide for those who wish to get into the finer details of the architecture, it is a must read for any considering Nutanix for future projects and those who have yet to review the possibility of using Nutanix.

With the impending IPO, their growing partnership with Citrix, and new projects coming down the pipeline, 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Nutanix. Download the Citrix/Nutanix architecture brief and report here.

As Peter Drucker the famous Management Consultant once said – “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision!”