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MyVirtualCloud.NET by Andre Leibovici

Andre Leibovici is a leading expert in the area of Datacenter and Enterprise Mobility. For the last 15 years Andre's passion and dedication has helped many organizations while working for VMware CTO Office, VMware PSO, EMC vSpecialists, and through creating professional blogging resources. His expertise is backed by 20+ years' industry experience managing IT infrastructures and teams for large organizations. Andre's blog myvirtualcloud.net is recognized as one of the industry leading End User Computing blogs with 3M+ hits every month. Based on his field experience, Andre developed a number of free tools to help beginners and advanced architects to appropriately size and architect VDI solutions. Andre's passion led him to found the APAC Virtualization Podcast and speak at conferences and public events. Due to his creativity and accomplishments, Andre received the VMware Virtual Desktop Ingenuity Award'2009, and was recognized as vExpert recipient award for multiple consecutive years. Andre is currently enjoying helping Nutanix as Sr. Director, Partner Innovation & Vertical Alliances.

VDI Calculator 7.1 Available w/ Support for Intel SkyLake, Datrium and more

Today I am releasing version 7.1 of the VDI Calculator. This release adds support next-generation Xeon server processor family. The new chips are based on the company’s Skylake processor architecture and are manufactured in the company’s 14-nanometer+ technology. The calculator now supports processors with up to 24 cores. As part of the release, I am […]

The story of ‘Open Convergence’ and why André Leibovici joined Datrium

It is not often that an opportunity to join a cutting edge technology company appears to us in a lifetime and I have done it twice now – I consider myself very lucky. Firstly, the team at Datrium formed part of the founding teams for Data Domain and VMware. Data Domain revolutionized the enterprise storage […]

Alexa Skill for Nutanix Goes Open-Source

As you may be aware, I have been building the Alexa Skill for Nutanix during my spare time over the last couple months. If not, check this out. I am glad to say that we are open-sourcing the code and schematics that runs on AWS infrastructure under Apache 2.0 license, and also providing examples of […]

Securing Nutanix PRISM for Alexa Skill with NGINX Container

I recently published the Alexa Skill for Nutanix and the skill is available now for all countries where Amazon allow Alexa to be used. In my article Getting Started with Alexa Skill for Nutanix, I explain how to get it up and running with your Nutanix cluster. Here is a demo posted by one of the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to enjoy #himss17 with Nutanix and Intel, Lenovo, DellEMC, Citrix and more…

I know that not all my readers have heard about HIMSS conference, but for those not in the Healthcare IT space… HIMSS Annual Conference, Feb 19–23 in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals from all over the world. It’s massive! The adoption of Nutanix in life-critical environments such as Hospitals, Clinics, ER’s and Intensive Therapy Units (ITU) has been […]

New Release – Alfred Workflow for Nutanix v2.0.0

Today I am releasing a new version of the Nutanix workflow, including fixes and improvements to the configuration process, and support for Nutanix REST API v2.0. With support for API v2.0 I will now be able to add more functionality to the workflows, including performance status monitoring, replication etc. If you are not yet familiar with Alfred […]

Nutanix SCMA – The security feature that could save your organization!t

One of my favorite Nutanix features doesn’t get a lot of Marketing attention, because it’s kind of boring – but it is extremely important and as far as I know Nutanix is the only hyper-converged platform to deliver this kind of in-depth and self-healing security approach. How does it work? Nutanix provides Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) that use machine-readable code to […]

The end of VDI as we know it……

Over the years VDI has been a great tool for promoting workforce mobility, centralized management, BYOD, data governance, data security and many more use-cases in enterprises. However, it is important to recognize when times are changing and try to adapt yourself to the new reality. VDI is morphing, requirements are shifting and I think it’s time to pay […]

The Calm Power enabling easy DevOps for Nutanix and the Cloud

Last August Nutanix announced the acquisition of Calm.io, a company focused on managing and consuming IT infrastructure. Calm.io brings automation and management capabilities to the Nutanix stack to deliver application and service orchestration, runtime life-cycle management, policy-based governance, reporting and auditing services to support application environments, including virtual machines, containers and micro-services. Kinda DevOps in a box! Calm.io […]

Nutanix 5.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 4

This is the fourth part of the series. The first part can be found here. Disclaimer: Any future product or roadmap information is intended to outline general product directions, and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation for Nutanix to deliver any material, code, or functionality.  This information should not be used when making […]

Nutanix 5.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 3

This is the third and final part of the series. The first part can be found here, and the second part here. Disclaimer: Any future product or roadmap information is intended to outline general product directions, and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation for Nutanix to deliver any material, code, or functionality.  This […]

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