November 2014 archive

Understanding the Enterprise Storage Market State

Peter Thiel in his book Zero to One describes, perfect competition as both the ideal and the default state in Economics 101. So-called perfectly competitive markets achieve equilibrium when producer supplies meet consumer demand. Every firm in a competitive market is undifferentiated and sells the same homogeneous products. A parallel can be drawn between the …

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The New Nutanix Workload Sizer is better than my VDI Calculator, but…

For many years my VDI Calculator has been the source of truth for many VDI deployments, and still is. The calculator went through many iterations and had many features included overtime to support Horizon View and XenDesktop deployments to its full extent, including some very specialized features such as the use of Content Based Read …

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VDI Calculator v6.1 is Now Available w/ Dell XC Web-Scale support

Today I am announcing the general availability of the new VDI Calculator v6.1. This new version introduces support for the brand new Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliance powered by Nutanix. If you missed the announcement during Dell World, read more here.   Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliance powered by Nutanix – these appliances consolidate compute and storage …

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