Nlyte Software has announced it has appointed Rob Bearden, former CEO of Hortonworks, as Nlyte’s chairman of the board.

“We are excited to have Rob joining our board at this time as Nlyte’s expands from being the leading DCIM provider to the first company providing workload asset management for an organization’s entire critical infrastructure,” said Doug Sabella, President and CEO, Nlyte. “Rob is a veteran who understands the challenges organizations face as they evolve into hybrid cloud infrastructures to support their ever-expanding set of applications and will help guide the company as we continue to increase the value we provide our customers.”

As CEO for Hortonworks for seven years, Bearden has an excellent understanding of the challenges infrastructure professionals face in supporting application workloads and operating in a hybrid cloud world. His knowledge and relationships in the market will be invaluable as Nlyte broadens the value it provides customers from managing critical infrastructure to bolstering the efficiency and performance of application workloads.

“As evidenced by the record revenues they generated in 2018, Nlyte has done a great job of enforcing their position as the undisputed leader of the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market and of consistently expanding their customer base worldwide,” said Rob Bearden, Chairman of the Board, Nlyte. “I look forward to helping the company deliver on its overall vision of helping companies not only manage their infrastructure more efficiently but to operate their workloads as intelligently as possible in a hybrid cloud world.”

2018 Results

Nlyte Software also announced its strong 2018 Calendar Year results — adding more customers in 2018 than any other year in its 15-year history. These results were lead by SaaS subscription business growth of 70% and new license revenue growth of 30%.

Nlyte continues to demonstrate its strength for creating new software innovations that help IT and business professionals better optimize and secure the world’s largest computing environments while also reducing costs by automating how organizations manage critical workload assets. Nlyte expanded its personnel count worldwide by 20% in order to maintain its market-leading 98% customer retention rate.

Nlyte’s highlights in 2018 include:

  • Introduction of market-first Workload Asset Management functionality to automate the process of managing, monitoring and analyzing data center, colocation, edge, and IoT infrastructure workloads.
  • Nlyte Insight for Nutanix to enable organizations with Nutanix Prism deployments to gain a complete understanding of their critical infrastructure and how it impacts the workloads being managed by Nutanix.
  • Nlyte Machine Learning which is the 1st Cognitive Solution for DCIM, powered by IBM Watson IoT. The new offering combines Nlyte’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) with the premier machine learning engine of IBM Watson IoT, to head-off potential issues and outages before they occur.
  • Introduction of a new family of connectors for Nlyte Asset Explorer - starting with Nlyte Asset Explorer for DCIM and Nlyte Asset Explorer for Microsoft SCCM.
  • A record number of new customers – including the addition of two, of the top 5 largest consumer and financial services companies in the world.
  • Continued expanded use of Nlyte by U.S. Federal agencies – with 35 agencies now using Nlyte for their Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) needs.
  • Increased Nlyte adoption across the worldwide colocation market – highlighted by a new partnership with Data4 – the largest colocation provider in France.

With Nlyte expanding its solutions’ functionality to help organizations more efficiently manage workloads, the company was excited to have added Rob Bearden as its new Chairman of the Board. Bearden’s experience as CEO of Hortonworks will be invaluable as Nlyte broadens the value it provides customers in managing their critical workload infrastructures.

“With the onset of private, public and hybrid clouds, as well as data centers sprawling to the edges and IoT devices, it has become nearly impossible for organizations to accurately manage their workloads,” said Doug Sabella, President and CEO, Nlyte. “2018 was an important year for Nlyte. We grew our leadership position in the DCIM market while we expanded the value we provide customers through our new Technology Asset Management (TAM) solutions.  Additionally, we laid the foundation for our vision of helping companies more effectively manage their workloads which is why customers have critical infrastructure in the first place.”