A new player in town called Nutanix

Nutanix has gotten a lot of press, but many people still aren’t sure what they do. Here’s a great piece by Roy Mikes, introducing Nutanix and their offerings!

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform  is a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated hardware appliance. On top of that it also leverages existing 10 GbE Ethernet networking investments out of the box.  Since storage is included in Nutanix’s appliance, storage area networks, or SANs, aren’t needed. This can be a considerable savings.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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