Big Data and Virtualization: Where the Twain Shall Meet
Big Data and Virtualization are the two biggest revolutions underway in enterprise data centers. In the coming 3 to 5 years, they would have unquestionably changed the face of datacenters as we know them today. Interestingly, both these phenomena have been going on in parallel, with little to no intersection or impact on one other. … Continued
UI Alerts and Statistics
One of the common questions people ask us about the management UI for a massively scalable, converged cluster is how we manage a very large and complex product that could potentially have hundreds or thousands of entities? The Nutanix UI team has taken on this challenge with an easy to use and well-designed UI web … Continued
In His Own Words…Customer Josh O'Brien Shares His Experience
Josh O’Brien on Nutanix: “So far I love the platform.  It gave me what I needed in the price point I needed and offers huge scale out options considering it is based of the GFS files system that Google uses across their DC’s… Spinning up my first production ESXi Cluster of (4) Servers, Sphere and … Continued
VDI Series: Part 4 – Manageability
In my previous blog post, I talked about how the how the Nutanix architecture is designed to rapidly scale while maintaining high performance, enabling organizations to grow their VDI deployments. In this post, I will discuss manageability, an often under-represented facet that is key in making a VDI deployment successful. With large VDI deployments, it … Continued
Nutanix Sales Kick Off and Mad Men Spoof
We had a great Sales Kickoff last week. In preparation for it, Marketing created a quick video for our sales team as a fun way to start off the training. Using Mad Men as our inspiration, we introduced Nutanix as the quick and easy way to set up your own private cloud. Check out our … Continued
Convergence with Scott Adams
Converged architectures coming out of force-fit consortiums are just that — expensive toxic blobs. You pay through your nose, and what you get is glorified professional services and an overstretched one-throat-to-choke argument for support. The mid-market has rightfully rejected the gimmicks. Scott Adams, the God-of-all-McKinsey-strategists, saw this ahead of us when...
VDI Series: Part 3 – Incremental Scalability
In my previous blog post, I talked about how the Nutanix architecture, built ground-up for virtualization, is a perfect fit for the unique performance needs of VDI. In this post, I would like to cover another pain point of VDI – incremental scalability.  It’s commonly known that many VDI deployments fail when trying to scale … Continued
A New Building Block
As part of Khosla Ventures, I’m privileged to be involved with disruptive technologies very early on, sometimes at a stage when it may be hard to fully see the impact that a technology may have on the market. When I met with the founders of Nutanix, I saw very quickly that this was not one … Continued
VDI Series: Part 2 – Addressing Performance
At VMworld back in August, Nutanix was honored with TechTarget’s Best of VMworld – Desktop Virtualization award. With the show being our first public appearance after launching just two weeks prior, this honor surprised many people in the desktop virtualization and general virtualization community.   In this post (continuing our VDI series), I would like to &...
Lessons Learned from Our First VMworld
Back from our first vmworld on the heels of our launch on 8/16, here are some lessons we learned and a highlights video of our experience. 5.  Lock down your laptops or they will get stolen (We lost 3.) 4.  The NO SAN logo on our booth attracts SAN vendors. 3.  Cash giveaways work! 2. … Continued