Buy Less Nutanix!
  “So you’re telling me I should buy less Nutanix?” A CIO said this to me in Tokyo after I showed him our financial modeling methodology. Our sales rep was sitting next to me, so I felt a little uncomfortable, but I responded, “Yes. From a financial modeling perspective, why would you buy more Nutanix … Continued
Nutanix Announces the Industry’s Only Hyperconverged Solution for Cisco UCS Blades
Today, we are at the .NEXT On-Tour event in Boston and are bringing more exciting news about continuous innovation. A number of vendors, including Nutanix™, offer hyperconverged solutions running on Cisco® UCS® C-Series rackmount servers. However, the majority of UCS® shipments are B-Series Blade Servers. Nutanix pioneers again and addresses this deficiency by announc...
Reducing Oracle Licensing Costs
Decrypting Oracle software licensing has long been the bane of IT shops. VCE President, Chad Sakac, recently devoted a blog post on the challenges of Oracle licensing aptly titled, Oracle, I’m sad about you, disappointed in you, and frustrated with you. There are some steps, however, that customers can take to help contain, and optimize, … Continued
Financial modeling in the era of hyperconvergence and cloud
IT balances on the line between cost center and business enabler. Whichever way it is viewed, IT has become an essential component of every significant business. Enabling the business requires optimizing IT. This in turn means buying the right products and services as part of an overarching IT strategy. Not long ago, the purchasing process … Continued
Why hardware-defined can’t keep up
The tech industry is undergoing a fundamental shift. Proprietary hardware, once essential to protecting a company’s innovations, now hinders – or even destroys – a manufacturer’s ability to compete. Companies who hold onto their proprietary mindset will fall by the wayside as they increasingly lag behind the pace of industry-wide innovations. The Rise of Consumers ...
Making Your Case with ROI
I am thrilled to be moderating the panel, Making Your Case with ROI, at Nutanix .NEXT at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, June 22nd. The panel includes four IT industry leaders who have utilized Nutanix’s enterprise cloud to help transform their businesses:     Glenn Allison, VP, Enterprise Architecture & IT Solution Delivery at … Continued
8 Reasons Why Moore’s Law is Essential for Evaluating Enterprise Storage Solutions
While it might not be immediately apparent, Moore’s Law directly correlates to the decline in market share for external storage vendors like EMC, NetApp and IBM. Next generation technologies like hyperconvergence (HC) are quickly surpassing the capabilities of 3-tier infrastructure. Below are 8 reasons why Moore’s Law should be taken into consideration when evaluating ...
How Moore’s Law is Accelerating the Adoption of Hyperconvergence
Storage Area Network (SAN) manufacturers are in trouble. According to recent reports from both IDC (via The Register), and 451 Research (via The Register), the array vendor market share is declining despite continued massive growth in storage. The reason? Along with public cloud, next generation technologies like hyperconvergence (HC) have become more ubiquitous. With comp...
TCO vs. ROI: How to Evaluate the Benefits of Next-Generation Storage Technologies
With 32 different manufacturers now offering hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, a datacenter free from the confines of conventional 3-tier architecture is becoming more of a reality. However, while technologies like hyperconvergence are essentially “Uberizing” the datacenter, without the proper context it can be difficult to really understand how. Tradition...