The obvious and innocent explanation is that Nutanix is merely doing some end-of-year housekeeping before everyone, the lawyers and investment bankers included, takes off for some holiday downtime; that it’s just setting the table for a Q1 IPO roadshow. But the cynical view is that Nutanix is trying to cloak some unflattering information under the cover of holiday distractions: items Nutanix executives could later dismiss as old news utterly out of step with rosy projections and forward-looking spin when they begin selling the share offering in earnest sometime next year.