Amazon S3 Breaks the Internet

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The headline says all that needs to be said…the Amazon S3 outage broke the Internet yesterday. The headlines were all over the place, but none of the stories were good. One of them was particularly harsh pointing at how the outage showed how poor the DR strategy is for many companies who went down as a result of the outage. I could not agree more. Might I suggest that if you were impacted by the Amazon outage you should consider Nutanix, and build your own Cloud internally.  Continue reading “Amazon S3 Breaks the Internet”

Now THAT is Easy

Teasyhis article is dedicated to the art of making things simple, and the good folks in Seattle at Amazon.com. They have really tapped into desire of people to be as lazy as possible over the past two weeks has taken “easy” to a new level. I am talking about how easy they have made shopping, delivery and return on things bought on Amazon.com. Now please don’t mistake Amazon.com with Amazon Web Services (Amazon’s Cloud known as AWS) because while Amazon.com is stupid simple, AWS is anything but. Continue reading “Now THAT is Easy”

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?”

My First Year in a “Start-Up”

One YearWell, I survived my first year at Nutanix, and while we are not really a “start-up” any more, I have certainly learned a lot about myself, and about what hard work in the world of a Silicon Valley Pre-IPO company really looks like. It isn’t anything like what I expected, and I am not sure anything I could have done to prepare would have properly prepared me for the past year.  Continue reading “My First Year in a “Start-Up””

Thirty Minutes with Jason Burns, Nutanix Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer

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The latest installment in the “Thirty Minutes” series leads us down one of the most important areas of IT that has for the longest time been compartmentalized. That is the area of Unified Communications. Admittedly not my strong point, it was a real pleasure to sit down with Jason BurnsNutanix Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer for Unified Communications and learn more about the technical ins and outs of UC, but also how Nutanix is able to be an integral part of a UC solution. Continue reading “Thirty Minutes with Jason Burns, Nutanix Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer”

The long awaited Nutanix IPO…

Starting the RaceTo many, December means the holiday season, snow, presents and excited kids who can’t wait to rip stuff open that you spent hours lovingly wrapping. To many though, December 2015 will be the year that Nutanix put up our Christmas tree in the form of an S1, announcing our intention to go public. The unwrapping of the presents will happen the day Dheeraj Pandey and team right the bell. But this does not signify the end of a race, but rather the beginning of a new one.  Continue reading “The long awaited Nutanix IPO…”

Thirty Minutes with Ajay Aggarwal, Nutanix Vice President for Systems Engineering, Americas

Ajay AggarwalI recently had the opportunity to sit down my boss, Ajay Aggarwal, Nutanix Vice President for Systems Engineering, Americas, to talk about a very broad range of topics. A veteran of the start-up world, Ajay has “been there and done that” and what started off as a discussion about start-ups quickly went on to other topics such as the perfect Systems Engineer and what it is like to manage a team that spans two continents, four languages and any number of cultures. It was a fascinating conversation, and if only one thing shows as true, Ajay has a passion not only for technology and the business, but the people who work for him. Continue reading “Thirty Minutes with Ajay Aggarwal, Nutanix Vice President for Systems Engineering, Americas”