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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
Not Just for a Rainy Day
When I was attending Interop in Tokyo a couple of weeks back, I had a few participants ask me the same question: how is Nutanix different from other “converged appliance” vendors? At first I was a bit flummoxed by this question because I didn’t know any other vendor that did what we do. But when … Continued
10 Design Considerations While Building a Storage System for Virtualization
Virtualization is quickly taking over data centers. Gone are the days when IT admins worried about managing operating systems running directly on physical server hardware. The manageability and cumulative performance advantages of virtualization has led to a growing trend where consumer operating systems like Microsoft Windows are run within virtual machines. These virtual...
Back to Basics
Simplicity and minimalist design are in vogue these days. Gone are the days of complicated and convoluted products. As an example, look at Apple, which is setting trends by taking product design motivation from Braun, an established German consumer goods company, and simplifying how users interact with technology. Other examples include minimalistic shoes from Nike, Ne...