The Rise of the Apprentice
Back in 2003, when VMware announced vCenter with ESX, it liberated the applications from hardware crutch and vMotion was sheer magic. However, the compute, storage and networking ecosystem around ESX was built for bare metal applications. VMware invested heavily into processor emulation, abstracted the SAN and NAS storage appliances via VMFS and NFS client to provide a virtualization-friendly storage interface, and introduced the powerful…
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via the fine folks at Nutanix.