When bad press really is bad press

There’s this saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Although I do agree that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about (Oscar Wilde), this does not really apply [IMHO] to bad press in a commercial environment. And we had a text-book example of that this week in the Datacenter Infrastructure market; StorageReview, a well-respected publishing company, released a blogpost why they would/could NOT publish a review on a specific Nutanix solution. Is the truth out there? I will not go into the specifics of the article and I’m not even that interested

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My checkbox is bigger than your checkbox!

This morning Josh Odgers from Nutanix published a blogpost where he rightfully pointed out that having support for a specific feature(set) doesn’t necessarily mean the same for all vendors (link). In this case we are talking about NAS-VAAI. The example given is that there are a lot of vendors that have support for NAS-VAAI but Nutanix is the only one that supports, and is certified for all primitives. Point well taken Josh and luckily there is always the HCL to check that out as you showed. note: the same applies to VAAI for block primitives! Of course when one rep

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TechFieldDay Extra at VMworld US

Oh yes, I’m honoured to be included in the TFD crew yet again. I previously was included in Storage Field Day 1 and Storage Field Day 5 but also at several of the smaller RoundTable events at VMworld, Cisco Live and Interop New York. TechFieldDay is by far the most interesting event for an independent blogger like myself. This for two major reasons: You get to see the newest of new technology (or newest iterations) explained by the smartest brains of the respective companies The team of likeminded delegates brings the best out of yourself and each other. This is

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Why the Dell & Nutanix OEM deal is the really important news

Forget about the Nutanix anti-competition (vce vblock) marketing efforts. That’s because the sales-teams need these programs. Forget about Webscale IT Marketecture. That’s only meant for SEO optimisation and being on a good foot with the analysts. It gives them new shiny things to write about and being the first will get you in the conversation every single time. This has absolutely nothing, and I repeat nothing, to do with customers.  But today we get the most important news we have heard from Nutanix is a while: DELL agreed to distribute Nutanix in an OEM model. This is exactly what Nutanix

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The dangers of humour & satire in Enterprise IT

Most of you will know what the trigger of this post is but I’l lleave that analysis for the second half of it. At first I want to talk a little about humour online in general.  It’s a small world after all We are living in a shrinking world. Not from a sizing perspective but being more closely connected and a lot of that is thanks to the internet. What hasn’t changed that fast (and that’s a good thing) is culture. And with that the cultural sense of humour. What I find funny may not be as funny for someone else.

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Say nay to the naysayers – serverside storage for believers

DISCLAIMER: I am currently working on a Marketing project for ScaleComputing, one of the players in the HyperConverged platform market. The heat is on! That’s the least you can say about datacenter marketexture. There are two big trends going on in the datacenter design:  on the logical side we are drastically changing from a client-server age to cloud-computing age (or however we are going to call this era in 10 years time). on the physical side we are drastically changing from a silo-design to a node-based design. this goes hand in hand with the ‘software-defined’ trend Most of you know

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