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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
Moving Across the Channel
This post was published on Steve Kaplan’s blog, By The Bell, today 3/20/13. Steve Kaplan joins Nutanix to build worldwide partner network. After twenty-five years in the IT channel, including positions at six different solutions providers, writing columns for three different channel magazines, and seats on partner advisory councils for several manufacturers- I’...
The Design Goals Behind the Updated Nutanix Website
It’s been about a week since we launched the updated Nutanix website and so far the feedback we’ve received has been generally very positive.  I wanted to share a bit of the thinking behind the design of the new site.  As I mentioned in my previous blog post, innovation is engrained in our culture at … Continued
Dispelling the VDI Appliance Myth
This post came about through a few discussions on Twitter and encounters in the field, and before I knew it I had volunteered to write a post for the Nutanix Blog. Now my experiences tend to be slanted towards VDI since I’m often brought in to tell war stories of building large VDI environments with … Continued