Amazon S3 Breaks the Internet

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Image courtesy of The Inquisitr

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”

Better get a BIG Vitamix

Vitamix**DISCLAIMER – While I am a employee of Nutanix, I am writing this blog posting as a FORMER employee of both Dell and EMC. This article is in no way, shape or form endorsed or encouraged by Nutanix or any investor in Nutanix. These are my own thoughts on the merger announcement today.** Continue reading “Better get a BIG Vitamix”

Thirty Minutes with Dheeraj Pandey, Co-Founder and CEO of Nutanix

Dheeraj PandeyI am really excited to share with you the interview I did with the CEO of my company, Nutanix. It is exciting to me because I get to bring you a personal side to one of the most dynamic and fastest growing companies in the tech industry. I have never worked for a company where the CEO would give me any time (except to meet with a really large customer) but as I was new at Nutanix I thought “what the heck…just ask him”. So I did…and he graciously accepted. I think you’ll discover at the end of this why I am so happy to call Nutanix home and why Dheeraj has not only been named to the CNBC Top 50 Disruptors list, but also the EY 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California for Emerging Technologies. Continue reading “Thirty Minutes with Dheeraj Pandey, Co-Founder and CEO of Nutanix”

Thirty Minutes with Sudheesh Nair, Nutanix SVP of World Wide Sales & Business Development

SudheeshWhen I first arrived at Nutanix a few months ago, I was amazed at the energy of the people and the excitement they had for not only the product, but the company as a whole,and where it is heading. I was really pleased to be able to sit down with the Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales and Business Development, Sudheesh Nair. His enthusiasm is infectious. His management style is priceless and his vision of what can be is limitless. Continue reading “Thirty Minutes with Sudheesh Nair, Nutanix SVP of World Wide Sales & Business Development”

Hyperconvergence (or Back to the Future, Part Deux)

NO3N2Getting in on the latest “thing” is always interesting, especially when you take some time and look back at old YouTube videos of presentations at various trade shows. That is when you can really see what was reality, and what was not. In the case of hyperconvergence we see that the idea of going back to the commodity platform and building a webscale infrastructure was not only dead-on, but it is drastically picking up steam at a break-neck pace in many environments that were formerly very traditional in their approach. Continue reading “Hyperconvergence (or Back to the Future, Part Deux)”

Don’t Blow The Interview!!

ImageMy posting today is inspired by one thing…not blowing the interview for your dream job. I recently interviewed a friend of mine named Ralph (remember the movie Risky Business…Ralph was not his real name. It was Joel, and he owed Lana $200.00. But I digress). “Ralph” recently interviewed with a company that he really wanted to work for…and he was a great candidate. There was only one problem…he blew the interview, and it was 110% avoidable. Ralph shares his experience with me in the hopes that you’ll not make the same mistakes he made. **I am not using Ralph’s real name because I know that there are people at his current company that read my blog, and I want to make sure he still has a job.** Continue reading “Don’t Blow The Interview!!”