Dell/Nutanix OEM deal is all about being relevant (but there is more)

You’re probably already aware that Dell and Nutanix have signed an OEM agreement, and from now on Dell will be able to build hyper-converged solutions leveraging Nutanix’s software. This comes with consequences and implications, especially because I have a hunch this is the first of a series of moves we’ll be seeing in the coming months. The deal Long story short, Nutanix produces a really efficient VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) with dedupe, snaps, remote replica, and many other features. It can be used in conjunction with ESXi, HyperV or KVM. The product is packaged with servers and sold as...

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Software-defined Data Center Symposium live!

I’m here in Santa Clara (CA) attending Software-defined Data Center Symposium, first presentations have been very good and the agenda promises even more! You can find the live stream player down below (or on top of the right sidebar). All the agenda of the day is available here. And remember, tomorrow there will be Storage Field Day 5! Enjoy the videos! Watch live streaming video from techfieldday at livestream.com Disclaimer: I was invited to this meeting by Gestalt IT and they paid for travel and accommodation, I have not been compensated for my time and am not obliged to...

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Hey! Join us at the SDDC Symposium

The SDDC symposium in Santa Clara (CA) will be held on April 22, 2014, just before Storage Field Day 5 and in the same location of SNIA’s DSI. I’ve been invited to attend this event and I’m really looking forward to it! It will be a full day of presentations, panels, use cases and, of course, networking with other peers! SDDC is hot! The topic is really hot and the list of presenters, regarding both storage and networking, is extremely interesting This is the right kind of event for users who are looking to find useful information and to...

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VMWorld day #1 (a wrap up)

I’m here at VMworld in San Francisco, the day is almost finished so I get the opportunity to briefly recap on what has happened during the day. The Keynote Pat Gelsinger (CEO of VMware) kicked off the event with a good keynote. He spent a lot of time showing the benefits brought by his company products and showing what will happen next: SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center) is the buzzword this year… and cloud was mentioned very sparingly during the whole speech! He made a lot of announcements starting from a new version of vSphere (5.5) to the vCloud Hybrid...

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