My First Use of 3D Printing: My foray into the world of 3D printing with a Nutanix block as my model.
I work for arguably the hottest infrastructure startup since the dawn of time (or Sun Microsystems, 30 years ago, or whatever), a company called Nutanix. 90% of the Nutanix story I tell customers involves the value of our software: the Nutanix Cassandra ring, the Nutanix Distributed Filesystem, and our ability to scale-out in a linear fashion. Yes we use enterprise grade TAA-compliant hardware, but our value is in the software.
Nevertheless, some people just want to SEE the Nutanix virtual computing appliance. We have this concept of nodes and blocks. For most models, four NODES fills one BLOCK. A year or so ago I looked into 3D printing a small ~6″ model of our solution but the price was far too expensive. As we all know, 3D printing prices have come way down, so I decided to reinvestigate.