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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 … ...
Web-Scale Wednesday Activities Starting…NOW!
Web-Scale Whiskey Kit Contest: To kick off the countdown to Web-Scale Wednesday, the highly interactive online event that’s happening next week on June 25th, we’re holding a global Twitter contest… Re-tweet any #Webscale Wednesday tweet from @Nutanix  @Nutanix_EMEA or @Nutanix_APJ today (June 18th), Friday (20th), and Monday (23rd) and you’ll auto...
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...