The rise of native virtualization

"Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine."

Terminator 3

Virtualization as a stand-alone product has had an incredible run the past 15 years and has transformed IT across the globe. But server virtualization, like storage deduplication and compression before it, has morphed from stand-alone product to standard feature. As I predicted back in a 2015 < ...
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Thoughts on Nutanix’s New Customer Success Division

[caption id="attachment_1247" align="aligncenter" width="163"] Google Images[/caption] Most organizations deploy Nutanix either to facilitate individual use cases or as a strategic platform. The strategic approach more quickly moves IT out of legacy infrastructure and  better positions IT to achieve business objectives such as digital transformation. But successful strategic deployments require much planning, preparation and thoughtful execution. Nutanix initiated the Customer Success division to assist customers with strategic migra ...
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When good enough isn’t

“We’re throwing HCI out and going back to 3-tier.” These words came as a bit of a shock. I had provided an analysis for a healthcare organization comparing the TCO of refreshing their legacy 3-tier architecture versus moving to an enterprise cloud. They liked the compelling value proposition of Nutanix, but their long-time datacenter vendor seduced them with a ridiculously low cost for its own HCI solution. After months of instability, they’d had enough and were now evaluating whi ...
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