What is Pied Piper Anyway?

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Season Three of HBO’s Silicon Valley continued to build on two solid seasons and drawing more fans. For those of us who actually work in tech, I think we can appreciate the humor more than your average non-tech crowd. I have said on more than one occasion that the show mimicked real life in more ways than one, and that when you study the challenged that the crew of Pied Piper has to overcome, it is not unlike the challenges real-life tech firms face on a daily basis. When I sat down with Sudheesh Nair, President of Nutanix, Inc. he said “Hyperconvergence was never the end game. It was simply a pitstop on the journey.” He could not have said it any better. Continue reading “What is Pied Piper Anyway?”

Thirty Minutes with Parmeet Chaddha, Vice President of Global Services and Customer Success at Nutanix

ParmeetI have been in this industry for a long time and have and have seen a lot of technologies that have impacted the world each in their own way.  There is, however, one thing that remains the same no matter what decade we are in, and no matter who the producer of the technology is…and if it was not for the title of this article, I would be willing to bet you would not be able to guess what that constant is. The truth is that “shelfware” has, and always will, be with us. What is shelfware you ask? Simply put, it is technology that you purchase but fail to implement properly. Because of the failed design and deployment, it sits in the box on a shelf never to be heard from again.  Continue reading “Thirty Minutes with Parmeet Chaddha, Vice President of Global Services and Customer Success at Nutanix”

What an AMAZING week

DPUMXUWxThis is an exciting week because as I sit here in the San Francisco airport I am thinking over the incredible people I have spent this week with, and I am excited for the articles to come. I was blessed to be able to sit down with Nutanix Founder and CEO, Dheeraj Pandey, SVP for Sales and Business Development, Sudheesh Nair, Director of Product Marketing, Suda Srinivasan and Solutions Architect, Steven Poitras. Over the coming weeks I will be sharing articles on my time with each of them. I think you will find them as interesting and as insightful as I did. Until then, this is Memorial Day Weekend. Please take time out to remember the fallen. This is their weekend.

Back in the Saddle at Nutanix

San-Jose-California-1_photoGood Morning from beautiful San Jose, CA. This is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including Nutanix, my new home. Over the next few posts I’ll be sharing more about Nutanix from a slightly different approach, because there are plenty of tech blogs. What I will be sharing with you will be more from a culture standpoint as it relates to innovation and business, and why after all these years, Silicon Valley still manages to attract the best and the brightest. Continue reading “Back in the Saddle at Nutanix”