This is an exciting week because as I sit here in the San Francisco airport I am thinking over the incredible people I have spent this week with, and I am excited for the articles to come. I was blessed to be able to sit down with Nutanix Founder and CEO, Dheeraj Pandey, SVP for Sales and Business Development, Sudheesh Nair, Director of Product Marketing, Suda Srinivasan and Solutions Architect, Steven Poitras. Over the coming weeks I will be sharing articles on my time with each of them. I think you will find them as interesting and as insightful as I did. Until then, this is Memorial Day Weekend. Please take time out to remember the fallen. This is their weekend.
Good Morning from beautiful San Jose, CA. This is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including Nutanix, my new home. Over the next few posts I’ll be sharing more about Nutanix from a slightly different approach, because there are plenty of tech blogs. What I will be sharing with you will be more from a culture standpoint as it relates to innovation and business, and why after all these years, Silicon Valley still manages to attract the best and the brightest. Continue reading
I saw an article recently on ComputerWeekly.com that suggested that while “Software-Defined” is an exciting trend that is gaining momentum, 2015 will not be the year of software-defined everything. I certainly can’t read the minds of the powers that be, but if what I see is any indication of things to come, 2015 will be a heck of a year for software-defined everything regardless of how much marketshare is taken from the hardware folks. Continue reading
The other day I was in Toronto, Canada’s Pearson Airport after a long trip from Israel. I was enjoying a cold drink when I overheard a couple of guys talking tech. My ears perked up, because the words, Linux and Open Source were used in the same sentence. Cool…but then one guy said “Sure, but does Open Source really matter any more?” That got me thinking. Continue reading
Getting 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
First of all, before I get started I must apologize. It’s been a long time since I wrote. Things have been moving at lightning pace with ScaleIO and the world of Software Defined Storage that frankly, time just got past me. But as I start this first posting of 2015 I wanted to jump back about, oh…fifteen years, and look at the “Community” that was in many respects started by the Linux and Open Source movement, and how it as impacted so much of our day-to-day life both inside and outside of tech. Continue reading
I have a confession to make. I have been guilty of something that I used to avoid like the plague…I have been sending email in html format. Yes…It’s true. Please forgive me if I am one of the people responsible for clogging up your mailbox. I don’t know what came over me, but I notice that it happened when I started using the iPhone several years ago. What got my attention after all of these years? The 11MB email I sent yesterday to my manager. Continue reading