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Another day, another app: Nutanix platform now delivers graphics rich virtual desktops
Most people, at least those with mobile phones, understand that Apple reinvented the way we interact with technology.  They created a revolutionary platform that accommodates an unbelievable spectrum of apps. Even today, more than 930 new apps are created every day, yet the platform remains relatively unchanged.  This is an incredible feat and Apple’s success … ...
There was a big flash, and then the dinosaurs died
This is how it was supposed to end. The legacy SAN and NAS vendors finally realize that Flash is fundamentally different from HDDs. Even after a decade of efforts to completely assimilate Flash into the legacy architectures of the SAN/NAS era, it’s now clear that new architectures are required to support Flash arrays. The excitement … Continued
Calling Nutanix a Storage Company Doesn’t Compute
Disruptive technologies are sometimes positioned within the context of existing solutions – the classic example being the horseless carriage as the initial categorization of automobiles. In our industry, we’ve seen Salesforce evangelize “No Software” long before cloud computing became popular. Citrix emphasized application delivery rather than hosted desktop sessio...
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