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Crawl, Walk, Jog—and Then Sprint
“Sir, would you like a wake-up call tomorrow morning?” the handsome lady behind the counter politely asked as I was checking in to the hotel. I told them no. My job takes me to different parts of the globe and thus to various time zones. I like to keep a packed schedule during the trips … Continued
Optimizing VMware View Performance on Nutanix
The most noticeable IT lapses are those that impact end users on a consistent basis. Coming from a large IT consulting firm I’ve gone through a great deal of datacenter build outs, green field IT deployments and cutovers.  Now from all of those deployments, what was always the biggest issue and caused the most headaches?  … Continued
Perhaps the Sexiest Demo the Tech Field Day Delegates Have Ever Seen?
On Friday a bus load of some of the finest independent bloggers from around the world in the storage and virtualization space arrived bright and early at the M8trix casino in San Jose.  No, they didn’t come for the riveting card games and prime rib buffet. Organized by independent analyst Steven Foskett, these delegates of his … Continued
They (EMC) Think You Are Stupid!
The boy was just 14 years old when he found out that his father killed and ate his pet dog. That was the last straw for the poor Filipino boy; he ran away from his home and became a street dweller. He slept in cardboard boxes and ate whatever he could find. When his close … Continued
Small is Beautiful
“Sudheesh, I will level with you. I like the Nutanix technology, I like how you guys have conceived, designed, and architected the product and I even like you! I know I really could use the increased performance, scalability, and cost savings in my datacenter.” Uh oh…I knew from past experience that anytime a prospective customer … Continued
The Emperor Has No Clothes!
A couple of years ago I was calling on a fairly large customer in the Vancouver area. NetApp had been their preferred storage supplier for many years.  I was there to sell a scale-out storage system for a new database project. The technical decision maker was completely bowled over by the revolutionary scale-out architecture (I … Continued
Nutanix Complete Cluster Certified on VMware's Rapid Desktop Program
VDI is a very hot topic at the moment, with many enterprises and other organizations talking about this technology and deciding whether or not it would be a fit for their organization. In the long run VDI can introduce a great cost savings, provide better manageability, standardizing security, etc. However, the overhead involved in designing, planning and … Contin...
Five Other Things that Get Smaller When You Shrink Your Data Center
A Nutanix Complete Cluster can reduce the number of rack units you’ll need to serve applications and data to your enterprise. However, your data center footprint isn’t the only thing you’ll shrink during this transition. We found five other metrics you can use to estimate the impact of a smaller computing solution. 1. Your rent … Continued
Wake Me Up When You Are Ready To Talk CapEx
The title of this entry is an actual quote from a recent meeting I had with a customer. Well, the actual quote was more like “#$@% OpEx, wake me up when you are ready to talk CapEx”, but I thought I would make it a little more family friendly. The language notwithstanding, I empathize with … Continued
Nutanix Complete Cluster-Product Updates (July 2012)
Nutanix is adding new product features at a rapid pace.  I want to pause and take some time to talk about the advancements our engineering team has made. We are excited to support a number of new product features in Nutanix Complete Cluster version 2.5 which was released earlier this year: Support for NFSv3:  We’ve released our own distributed … Continued