Why I Joined Nutanix
Over the past few months, I made a decision to leave a great organization that was a big part of who I was for the past 12+ years. Everyone who has known me since I’ve worked in technology knew that I loved working at my former company, and barely even considered it working most days … Continued
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
There was a big flash, and then the dinosaurs died
This is how it was supposed to end. The legacy SAN and NAS vendors finally realize that Flash is fundamentally different from HDDs. Even after a decade of efforts to completely assimilate Flash into the legacy architectures of the SAN/NAS era, it’s now clear that new architectures are required to support Flash arrays. The excitement … 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...
Nutanix Cluster-based Replication vs. Hypervisor-based Replication Solutions
One of the things I like about my work at Nutanix is up-close customer interactions. These let me and the team understand real customer challenges and solve them via innovative products. Recently, in one of my conversations with a customer, we were asked how Nutanix Replication/Disaster Recovery compares to hypervisor-based replication products. This motivated me … ...
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 ...
Power of REST
RESTful APIs are altering the course of web app development. For example, in 2008 Facebook opened up their application platform by documenting and publishing a set of RESTful APIs. As a result, we have witnessed the emergence of companies whose entire business model is based upon building applications for the Facebook platform. RESTful APIs have quickly become the &hell...
The cup has been flipped. (Part III)
Part III: A storm of swords. The coming of a new age.  This is Part III of the story “The cup has been flipped”.  Parts I and II can be found here and here. It is Monday evening of August 26th 2013. After two long years of training, Steve and I walk casually into the Actifio’s VMworld vFlipcup … Continued
The cup has been flipped. (Part II)
Part II: Blood, code, late nights, and cold beer…: This is Part II of the story “The cup has been flipped”. For Part I, go here. Nutanix fridge, circa October 2011. The training begins. We stock the Nutanix fridge with ice cold beverages of every variety. We line the only table in our small office … Continued
The cup has been flipped.
                  The three part story of how a no name company became VMworld champions   Part I: An Unexpected vJourney It is Sunday afternoon of September 15th, 2013. I am walking along Union Square with my family when a harem of fellow vGeeks approaches us. Considering San … Continued