Cut the Noise Podcast

vcdx133 Over the last month I have been working with my colleagues within RoundTower to build the “Cut the Noise” podcast“Cut the Noise” is the platform that RoundTower uses for providing advice to our customers as their trusted advisors.

Byron Schaller and myself host the podcast and our first guest was Adam Eckerle from VMware to discuss “all things vCenter Server”.

This podcast can be streamed from iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play and Stitcher.

The intention is to release a 30-45 minute podcast episode every month where we have an honest, interesting and transparent conversation with our guests regarding their area of expertise.

Cisco UCS now supports Nutanix

vcdx133 Today Nutanix and Cisco have announced their support of the Nutanix Acropolis software solution on the Cisco UCS platform (C-series only).  This is not an OEM deal, but a “Meet in the Channel” deal, where the partner is responsible for building and configuring the platform at the customer site.

The sorry story of Cisco’s foray into the storage market is pretty woeful with Whiptail and Springpath.  It is good to see them making a great storage decision for once.  Albeit, Nutanix is more than Software-Defined Storage now with their Enterprise Cloud vision.

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#NEXTConf Recap

vcdx133 I recently attended the Nutanix .NEXT 2016 conference which was held at the Wynn in Las Vegas.  Thank you to Nutanix for covering the cost of the conference pass and my T&E.  It was very much appreciated.

The entire event was very well executed and was an enjoyable experience.  The energy and vibe of the attendees was palpable and everyone I met was passionate about the Nutanix eco-system and the event announcements.  My first VMworld was in 2013, but I can imagine that the early days of VMworld had a similar energy, when VMware had a laser focus on their core expertise.

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