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Nutanix VCDX Sponsorship
As a company that is home to several VCDXs (VMware Certified Design Expert), Nutanix knows first hand the importance of encouraging qualified candidates to pursue VCDX status. The drive, creativity, and knowledge of a VCDX is difficult to come by and those who possess these qualities deserve recognition. I was fortunate enough to achieve VCDX … Continued
Converged infrastructure belongs EVERYWHERE
Someone asked me the other day how IDC could possibly forecast that converged infrastructure sales would grow to $17.8 billion by 2016. The answer is easy. Converged infrastructure just makes things simpler, not to mention much less expensive. Where doesn’t that make sense? Take branch offices, for instance. Suddenly storage admin skills are not required … Continu...
Why Nutanix is a Great Fit for US Public Sector
Nutanix – Supporting the Federal Mission From Day 1 Nutanix has enjoyed extraordinary success in the Public Sector for a company at our stage and a dinner conversation at Citrix Synergy got me thinking, “Why is this?” Unfortunately, there was a light federal presence at Synergy, and due to Sequestration and government travel restrictions this … Continued
Recognizing vExperts as Evangelists
Almost 600 VMware gurus were chosen for the coveted vExpert award this year. We are proud to announce that six of our own Nutanix employees are on that list: Jason Langone, Raymon Epping, Dwayne Lessner, Craig Waters, Steve Kaplan, and Bas Raayman. These gentlemen lead by example with their involvement in the VMware community and … 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...
Software-defined Storage: Our Take
Startups Strike Where it Hurts the Most The history of enterprise computing is replete with hype cycles. From video servers and object databases to AI and machine learning, fads have charmed the media and industry analysts for decades. In contemporary times, four such aspirational buzzwords pepper our vernacular: Software-defined, Big Data, Cloud, and Mobility. CIOs &helli...
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
VM-centric Disaster Recovery Done Right
Virtualization is setting the foundation for transforming enterprise datacenters into private clouds. In this flexible, resource pooled, dynamic environment, how do you maintain performance and availability SLAs, while providing all of the other benefits like self-service provisioning and resource elasticity? Delivering 100 percent service availability means having a proac...
The VMware Horizon Suite on Nutanix: A Match Made in Heaven?
This article was originally posted on the VMware End-user Computing blog on April 11, 2013. I recently had the opportunity to head over to the VMware HQ and conduct a white boarding session on the VMware Horizon Suite on Nutanix solution. When looking at the diagram in the solution video I noticed one thing, white … 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