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3 Steps to Improve Strategic Vendor Management


Before you take on a new vendor, stop and consider the impact the relationship will have on your organization — will the vendor will be engaged in your most critical initiatives, systems or business processes? Think beyond scorecards and costs. Do the service and solution strategies align with your architecture and goals? Does the vendor exhibit partnership-like traits? . Relationships with strategic vendors are increasingly key to business performance.

Benefits of OODA Loop Membership: Optimize your decision-making and accelerate your business


Since CTOvision and OODA Loop joined forces last January we have continued to refine and enhance the products and content of both sites. CTOvision is now more focused on enterprise tech. OODA Loop goes far beyond that.

Cloud 2.0: A New Era for Public Cloud

Information Week

With new technologies and cloud offerings available almost by the day, the impetus for cloud adoption is stronger than ever before

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Three Characteristics of Information Management System

Future of CIO

A system is a group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole. A system has a purpose to perform a set of functions to achieve well-defined goals.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

The Journey has Begun


Ever since we conceived Nutanix in September of 2009, we’ve been heads-down building the product and a business that have begun to hum


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Why Nutanix, and Why Now


Network storage has many challenges today, but it wasn’t always like this

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Reinvent Digital Business with Multifaceted Management Shift Sep. 2019

Future of CIO

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically.

Breaking the Addiction to Storage


Shrinking server infrastructure to a fraction of its original size has been the biggest infrastructure advancement in the last decade

The Dinosaurs Are Dying


I now feel that the beginning of the end for SAN-like storage systems is hurtling towards us

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

We Are Officially Open for Business


It's official! We are open for business, after spending many tireless moments building this product and bringing it to market


VDI Series Part 1: Moving Beyond the POC


Gartner released a report in mid 2010 that they expected 50 million VDI desktops by 2013. Then there are the recent newsflashes surrounding VDI : Citrix buys Kaviza and RingCube

Lessons Learned from Our First VMworld


Back from our first vmworld on the heels of our launch on 8/16, here are some lessons we learned and a highlights video of our experience

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VDI Series: Part 2 - Addressing Performance


At VMworld back in August, Nutanix was honored with TechTarget's Best of VMworld - Desktop Virtualization award

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

A New Building Block


I’m privileged to be involved with disruptive technologies very early on, sometimes at a stage when it may be hard to fully see the impact


VDI Series: Part 3 – Incremental Scalability


The Nutanix architecture, built ground-up for virtualization, is a perfect fit for the unique performance needs of VDI

Convergence with Scott Adams


Converged architectures coming out of force-fit consortiums are just that — expensive toxic blobs

Nutanix Sales Kick Off and Mad Men Spoof


We had a great Sales Kickoff last week. In preparation for it, Marketing created a quick video for our sales team as a fun way to start

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

VDI Series: Part 4 – Manageability


Manageability, an often under-represented facet is key in making a VDI deployment successful


In His Own Words.Customer Josh O'Brien Shares His Experience


So far I love the platform. It gave me what I needed in the price point I needed and offers huge scale out options


UI Alerts and Statistics


How do we manage a very large and complex product that could potentially have hundreds or thousands of entities


Big Data and Virtualization: Where the Twain Shall Meet


Big Data and Virtualization are the two biggest revolutions underway in enterprise data centers

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Supporting the Mission with Nutanix


I've spent the last several years helping to implement cost-saving technologies, such as virtualization, at various Federal agencies

An Apple Revolution in Enterprise Computing


The name of the game is to push content and computing as close to the user as possible. WAN is public cloud’s biggest enemy

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Meet Nutanix Series - Laura Jordana


This will be the first post in our new series, “Meet Nutanix,” where various employees at Nutanix will be featured. Read on and learn more about life at Nutanix and what various departments here are working on

Beyond SAN and FCoE!


Even after years of SAN administration, only a select group of engineers understand this complex set of technologies and their interactions and conflicts

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.