Who Knows the Most about Web-Scale IT? The Results Are In!
As you may know, we held a worldwide contest for the top score on the Web-Scale IQ Quiz from June 24th through last Friday, July 18th at 10pm PT. Hundreds of contestants competed for bragging rights on being the top expert on Web-Scale IT, plus a Geek Crate (see below), but there can be only one winner… The rules … Continued
Nutanix Foundation Demo Video: From Bare-metal to Production in Minutes
The Nutanix Foundation is a tool that allow administrators to completely bootstrap, deploy and configure a bare-metal Nutanix cluster from start-to-end with minimal interaction in matter of minutes. Foundation will request few general parameters about network and in most cases even detect the Nutanix nodes using multicast Domain Name System (mDNS), also known as BonJour. &...
SDS for the Masses: Why Dell Matters
Technology companies are faced with different chasms at various phases of their growth. How deeply secure or insecure they are about crossing those chasms defines their future. How they value ubiquity and distribution separates the niche players from the category creators. I’d take the example of two companies to illustrate the point. From the annals … Continu...
Web-scale IT: "Are we there yet?"
Incumbents have started to write blog posts pooh-pooing the undeniable web-scale “rebellion” in the enterprise. The word rebellion reminds me of the talk I gave two years ago at BriForum London: “The Arab Spring of Enterprise IT”. Most revolutions start at the fringes, until they become too big to ignore. Think of the x86 server … Continued
The Web-Scale Vision
This week Gartner released their first-ever Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, and Nutanix is proud to be “the furthest to the right for completeness of vision.” Fairly translated, this means that Nutanix has a very compelling vision of how enterprise datacenter infrastructures will evolve over the next five to ten years – distinguishing itself from … ...
10 Reasons why web-scale will trounce Vblock
In The Register yesterday a VCE spokesperson said that comparing Nutanix to Vblock is like comparing a glove box in one vehicle to an entire car. A more applicable, albeit fictional, automobile analogy would be to contrast an inexpensive Tesla with a Cadillac Escalade for commuting back and forth to work. VCE certainly hasn’t achieved … Continued
Web-scale Wednesday: This is What IT Transformation Looks Like
Web-scale IT, a radically new approach to datacenter infrastructure design and management conceived by web companies and cloud providers is increasingly becoming relevant to enterprise datacenters. Web-scale IT started out as an innovative DIY solution to solve the scale and agility issues that traditional IT was not equipped to deal with. But web-scale IT is … Cont...
Nutanix Blows Away Industry Net Promoter Scores
No matter how disruptive a new technology may be, if the manufacturer doesn’t provide adequate support, the company isn’t going anywhere. Nutanix strives to back our innovative web-scale IT infrastructure with world-class customer support. The efforts have paid off as Nutanix recently received both a NorthFace ScoreBoard Award with a Net Promoter Score that is …...
How Nutanix Interacts with the Management Layer
Web-scale architectures are rapidly making their way into the core of enterprise datacenters. This shift is being driven by Nutanix. One of the keys to web-scale is the idea of a shared-nothing architecture. This means that there can be no single point of failure, no bottlenecks anywhere in the system, and scalability with no fixed … Continued
Understanding Web-Scale Properties
Last week Gartner released an article saying that by 2017, Web-scale IT will be an architectural approach found operating in 50 percent of global enterprises. Gartner Says By 2017 Web-Scale IT Will Be an Architectural Approach Found Operating in 50 Percent of Global Enterprises Web-scale IT is more than just a buzzword, it is the … Continued