Nov 10 2014

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 into a single chassis with the Dell XC 720XD web-scale converged appliance, powered by Nutanix software. The calculator now provides support for all models available in the market today (XC720D-A5, B5, B7, C5 and C7). As additional models are available on the market I will make sure they also get introduced.


  • Dutch Language Support (Thanks to Kees Baggerman) – in addition to Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian. I would like to acknowledge the great work from Frank Fan, Javier Larea, Emmanuel Bernard, Fabrizio de Luca and Kees Baggerman for their contributions to the multi-language support. The screenshot below detonates the new Dutch version of the calculator.

  • Few bugs have also been harmed during the creation of this release.



To access the new VDI calculator click here.


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Nov 02 2014

Kind of a big deal…$500K Web-Scale Wish!


It is quite amazing how hard the subconscious works when it is made to understand that this life is not a rehearsal, there is no safety net and no assurance of any final closure. – John Burdett


From this life we take nothing, but memories and the good deeds we have done. While we try to build the future of our children, there are less fortunate people in this world that need help, a lot of help. There are also people who devoted their lives to help others creating foundations, organizations and entities that do exactly that – help others!

I am proud to work for a successful young company that has core values at the right place. Nutanix wiweb-scale-wish-display-1024x512-twitterll be giving away $500k worth of datacenter infrastructure to deserving non-profit organizations; and I hope this is only the beginning of something very special!


ANYONE CAN NOMINATE A NON-PROFIT TO PARTICIPATE, and the submission period goes until November 21, 2014.

A panel of judges from the technology community will review the submissions and select the top three finalists, and the winner with be chosen by YOU during a final round of community voting!


  • Stu Miniman – Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon. Stu is a host of’s theCUBE and an active member of the networking, virtualization, and cloud communities. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Bryant University.
  • Douglas Brown – Founder and President of DABCC, Inc.. Doug has more than 17 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies. His current venture,, is a widely popular website dedicated to virtualization. He is certified as an MVP, CTP, and vExpert.
  • Michael Webster – Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer, Nutanix, Inc. Michael is a recognized industry speaker, author of the top virtualization blog,, and co-author of Virtualizing SQL Server on VMware: Doing IT Right. He is certified as a VCDX, vExpert, MCSE, and NPP.
  • Julian Wood – Freelance IT Consultant. Julian is an enterprise infrastructure architect based out of London, England. He works mainly on virtualization and Windows Server projects, often in the clouds with plenty of storage, networking, desktop, and scripting in the mix.
  • Steve Greenberg – Founder, Thin Client Computing. Steve is the founder of a leading virtualization consulting group, Thin Client Computing, based in Scottsdale, AZ. A pioneer and innovator in advanced virtualization and datacenter designs, he has been active in virtual computing since the early 90s.


To find more about the Nutanix Web-Scale Wish Non-Profit Datacenter Makeover click here.


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Oct 28 2014

Web-Scale goes DABCC

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Douglas Brown from DABCC for his podcast.


In episode 222, Douglas Brown interviews Andre Leibovici, Director of Technology Alliances at Nutanix. Andre and Douglas discuss Nutanix Web-Scale converged infrastructure solution. Andre does an amazing job introducing us to web-scale infrastructure, why it’s important, discussing how the datacenter has changed over the years, how Nutanix fits in to the software defined datacenter, and much more.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Andre does a great job so we will have him back.


I hope you enjoy it! (here)


DABCC Radio: Virtualization / Cloud Computing Podcasts (Citrix, VMware, Microsoft)


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