Two Cities, Thousands of Conversations, and One Best in Show 

By Sachin Chheda
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May is one of the busiest months on the IT conference circuit. Tens of thousands of attendees come together to learn about trends and the latest and greatest in the industry. This was a great opportunity to connect and share with IT professionals from organizations of all sizes on the concept of shaping up their datacenter with hyperconverged infrastructure and web-scale technologies.

Nutanix was a Gold sponsor at two of the biggest IT shows of the summer hosted by our strategic partners — Microsoft Ignite (#msignite) in Chicago and Citrix Synergy (#citrixsynergy) in Orlando.

Our Nutanix experts showcased many solutions and hosted over 90+ informative sessions at both shows, and we have compiled a list of resources for you to explore further:

Power of private and hybrid cloud

Enterprise Applications

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – using Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 on Nutanix

Data protection and disaster recovery solutions including the industry’s first hyperconverged Metro Availability solution

Big data solutions including Splunk

Unified communications including Microsoft Lync

Test & Development Environments

Also announced during Citrix Synergy was, Nutanix Community Edition. Community Edition is a 100% software solution; enabling technology enthusiast’s to easily evaluate the latest hyperconvergence technology at zero cost. Users can now experience the same Nutanix technology that powers the datacenters of thousands of leading enterprises around the world. Community Edition will be generally available on June 8th during Nutanix’s .NEXT user conference in Miami .

We teamed up with Soles4Souls at both conferences with a goal of donating 2,000 pairs of shoes, and with your help this initiative was a success.

Winning Best of Show at Citrix Synergy 2015

Author and blogger Brian Madden and TechTarget hosted the Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 Awards, recognizing the most outstanding products on display in the Solutions Expo. Nutanix Operating System 4.1.1 with Cloud Connect won Cloud Computing and Best of Show! We are very proud of this recognition and the validation of our vision of deploying any workload on any cloud at any scale.

Nutanix .NEXT User Conference

Complete your schedule for the summer with our first ever Nutanix .NEXT user conference. With dozens of great sessions on a variety of topics ranging from enterprise application to private cloud to trends in the datacenter delivered by industry experts and Nutanix customers, you’ll learn how web-scale technologies and hyperconverged infrastructure can help shape up your datacenter. Contact us at to find out more including building the business case to attend.