Last week, I attended the local Nutanix .NEXT conference, hosted in the Gaylord Resort, in Grapevine, TX. This conference was well attended with customers, prospects, partners, and local and national Nutanix employees from sales and technical. To kick off the afternoon, they provided a lunch and vendor expo.
Recently, I attended one of the regularly scheduled HPE Nimble storage hands-on training sessions offered in the North Texas area. These training sessions focus on the Gen 5 updates to the product and some additional hands-on with the HTML5 Management GUI.
Nimble: A Cima Partner
Cima has been a Nimble Partner since before the HPE acquisition and the greatest achievement of the HPE merger so far has been that the outstanding Nimble support has remained top tier! This isn't always the case, as we have been front row to several of these mergers over the years and support is often the first "cost reduction" victim.
I recently attended the Nutanix Sales Kickoff Conference in Las Vegas, and it just keeps getting better to be a Nutanix Partner!
Nutanix Sales Kickoff:
This year has seen Nutanix grow its software defined solutions portfolio to a cool dozen products, add another BIG platform to its ecosystem with IBM Power, increase the adoption of its Acropolis Hypervisor to 33% of its installs and, for the first time, include its partners in the annual Sales Kickoff event this past week in Vegas.
As any frequent flyer knows, sooner or later, IT systems break down—and as they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Back in 2016, Delta Air Lines suffered a major IT system outage resulting in 2,000 flight cancellations over a three-day period.
Is your infrastructure platform a team player?
On the football field, there’s no such thing as a one-man team. Even the most talented and athletic players know that they can’t do it alone; winning a championship requires individuals dedicated to putting the team first.
In IT, team chemistry counts
Winning on the football field is all about having the right team chemistry in the locker room. If the players don’t like each other, work well together, and complement each other’s skill sets, then there’s really no amount of practice or preparation that can make up for that.
Draft a Winner for your Hyperconverged Team
Fall is here, and that means the start of a new football season. Just like in IT, the teams that did the best job of preparing themselves are already rising to the top of the league. On the other hand, teams that failed to stock their rosters are in for a long season.