March 2017 archive

Getting Started with Alexa Skill for Nutanix

I have been working on an Alexa integration with Nutanix clusters, and I am happy to make the first release publicly available. Natural language processing (NLP) is becoming ubiquitous in many fields of science, and data center infrastructure is no different. However, tentatives to make NLP useful in a transactional world have largely failed because …

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4 Simple Steps to HCI Testing

HyperConvergence is a hot market and more technology vendors are trying to get their share in this fastest-growing segment, either with homegrown solutions or technology acquisitions. According to Gartner the overall market for integrated systems will reach $5 billion by 2019. It’s not surprising that with these many entrants in this game it is not …

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In the Hybrid Cloud, datasets must follow applications, not the other way around… and many are doing it wrong.

The definition of Hybrid Cloud may differ by implementation type or vendor, but a common description is that a Hybrid Cloud connects two discrete computing platforms sharing the ability to execute and burst the same set of applications and workloads. These disparate computing platforms typically provide different consumption models (buy vs. rent) that should be …

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