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Announcing .NEXT 2015, the Web-Scale Conference
We are very excited to announce .NEXT 2015, the premier web-scale user conference in Miami Beach on June 8-10! This inaugural conference will offer our community of customers, partners, and other virtualization, cloud, big data, and web-scale enthusiasts an opportunity to learn, share, and unite in a common vision of building the most progressive technology infrastructure...
Best Ways to Engage with the Community at VMworld SF ’14
Are you looking for a chance to kick back and join the community conversation at VMworld, but there’s so much happening that it’s hard to streamline your schedule and maximize your fun? In addition to the sessions that stand out to you and the vendor booths that you want to visit, here’s a snapshot of … Continued
Nutanix Arrives as a Mainstream Datacenter Player
Gunnar Berger, Citrix CTO Desktop & Applications Group, tweeted yesterday in response to Nutanix’s announcement that it hit a $200M annual run rate. In his typical witty way, he lamented how quickly companies grow up. While becoming a grown-up company is important, achieving a $200M annual run rate combined with several other events of the … Continued
Web-Scale IT: Who Knows the Most? The Results are in at Nutanix
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...