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Hypervisor-Based Replication vs. Cluster-Based Replication – Nutanix
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 … ...
Converged infrastructure belongs EVERYWHERE
Someone asked me the other day how IDC could possibly forecast that converged infrastructure sales would grow to $17.8 billion by 2016. The answer is easy. Converged infrastructure just makes things simpler, not to mention much less expensive. Where doesn’t that make sense? Take branch offices, for instance. Suddenly storage admin skills are not required … Continu...
Why Nutanix is a Great Fit for US Public Sector
Nutanix – Supporting the Federal Mission From Day 1 Nutanix has enjoyed extraordinary success in the Public Sector for a company at our stage and a dinner conversation at Citrix Synergy got me thinking, “Why is this?” Unfortunately, there was a light federal presence at Synergy, and due to Sequestration and government travel restrictions this … 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...
2013 Predictions: The End of Big Iron
These predictions were first published as a contributed article in VMblog’s 5th Annual Virtualization and Cloud Prediction Series. For the last few weeks, the Nutanix marketing team kept nudging me to write a blog on 2013 predictions. I kept pushing it off, perhaps subconsciously, because it would have been a royal waste if the world really … Continued
Walking Into the Nutanix Innovation Storm
This is my first blog post and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warm greetings to all Nutanix customers, resellers, distributors, technology alliance partners, supporters, followers, and even competitors (who I know are reading this).  After a terrific 3.5 year run at the highly disruptive and successful network security company Palo … Continued
Next-Generation Serviceability: The Four Keys from Nutanix
The serviceability of any product relies on four fundamental actions: (i) observe, (ii) inform, (iii) fix, and (iv) learn. While most products attempt to implement these in some form or another, very few get it right. Today I would like to share with you the secret sauce required to build the most serviceable system in … Continued
An Apple Revolution in Enterprise Computing
The Network is the Bottleneck Cloud Computing is being considered a nirvana for enterprise computing and SMB computing alike. Service-oriented IT — both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — are a seminal innovation of the last decade. Broad adoption of Salesforce.com, Amazon AWS, and Google Apps, etc. underscores how important t...
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...
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