Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix – What it means for you

An alternate title for this blog was “Cisco divorces wife for friends-with-benefits relationship,” or some such. Unfortunately nothing I can come up with is as absurd as the spoonful of words that is Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix. For the sake of simplicity I’m just going to refer to this solution stack as Nutanix on Cisco. For the unaware, Cisco came out of the blue and announced they’re killing their hyperconverged (HCI) solution, HyperFlex, in favor of just reselling industry leader Nutanix. How this affects HyperFlex customers really depends on where said customer is with adoption and product lifecycle. If[…]

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AWS and VMware Cloud go live with FSx NetApp ONTAP datastores – An introduction and guide

Recently, at VMworld Explore, VMware and AWS announced general availability of the much-anticipated integration of AWS’ FSx NetApp ONTAP NFS shares for use in their VMware Cloud virtualization stack. This article will cover the benefits and considerations so you can see whether it fits with your cloud journey. I tried to create a title for this post that wasn’t incredibly long, without using a metric ton of acronyms. Forewarning this post is going to be acronym heavy, even more so as usual, since we’re combining technical concepts across three acronym pushing tech companies. TL;DR VMware’s stack in AWS, VMC, now[…]

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