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What is the Value of a VCDX to a VMware Ecosystem Partner?
The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification is the most elite of all certifications in the IT industry, and by far the most difficult to achieve. Written exams, preparation of a solution design that can run hundreds of pages, and having to defend all aspects of this design are all part of the certification process. … Continued
Calling Nutanix a Storage Company Doesn’t Compute
Disruptive technologies are sometimes positioned within the context of existing solutions – the classic example being the horseless carriage as the initial categorization of automobiles. In our industry, we’ve seen Salesforce evangelize “No Software” long before cloud computing became popular. Citrix emphasized application delivery rather than hosted desktop sessio...
Optimizing Public Cloud Infrastructure for Private Clouds
Private cloud attributes of elastic scalability and fractional consumption are inconsistent with the hub and spoke model of traditional storage and compute infrastructure. Proprietary hardware, physical storage controllers, multiple data stores, LUN constraints, and high costs impede the agility that is at the heart of cloud computing. Nutanix’ software-defined platform ...
A New VMworld Perspective
There he was up on the big stage at VMworld 2006 general session: my creation, VirtualMan, animated by @JerryChen speaking live with VMware COO, Carl Eschenbach. As a bit of icing on the cake, VMware put up a VirtualMan cut-out where you could get your picture taken as VirtualMan. And the cut-out happened to be close to the booth of … Continued
In Spring Thoughts Turn to Software-Defined Storage
This past Friday, May 31 marks the date when three datacenter players all simultaneously and coincidentally drew separate lines in the sand in terms of defining the future of enterprise storage. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Nutanix and NetApp each published a very different perspective on Software-defined Storage (SDS). Hitachi CTO, Hu Yoshida, makes the case … Conti...
Nutanix and Veeam Help Firms Avoid Disaster
While the major storage array manufacturers typically have the ability to replicate array to array, they do not support replication at the VM level. This precludes replication from many datacenters or offices to one central location. It also leads to challenges in terms of supporting VMware Storage DRS as well as in backing up VMware … Continued
Software is Also Eating the Data Center
Mark Andreesen’s famous August 2011 WSJ article, Why Software Is Eating the World, discusses how software companies, especially Silicon Valley firms, are disrupting industries across the planet. Most big data center players still cling to the hardware-based models of yore. But the growing ubiquity of the hypervisor as the new data center O/S means that … Continued
Moving Across the Channel
This post was published on Steve Kaplan’s blog, By The Bell, today 3/20/13. Steve Kaplan joins Nutanix to build worldwide partner network. After twenty-five years in the IT channel, including positions at six different solutions providers, writing columns for three different channel magazines, and seats on partner advisory councils for several manufacturers- I’...