As an Enterprise Architect, whether you are getting ready for the VCDX Design Scenario portion of your VCDX defence or improving your “on the fly” consulting skills in client meetings, it makes a lot of sense to have a standard set of “Go-To” logical design templates that you can rely upon when white boarding.
Show summary: Michael Webster, Manager – Business Critical Apps Team, and Josh Odgers, Staff Solution Architect, from Nutanix join Byron Schaller and myself from RoundTower to discuss all things Home Lab, Performance and Nutanix.
Today there will be announcements of VMware’s intention to change its focus from competing against the big boys (AWS, Azure, etc.) with vCloud Air and deliver a Cross-Cloud Architecture solution stack that will allow customers to tie them all together with a single policy engine for customers. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
We all know VMTurbo, they make great solution optimisation software and my friend Eric Wright works there. Eric is a great vCommunity advocate and was one of the team that created Virtual Design Master.
As of today, they have morphed themselves to a new identity, “Turbonomic”. Where did that name come from I hear you ask?