Nutanix: Why We Drink Our Own Champagne
When I joined Nutanix 8 months ago, one of my first objectives was to audit the sprawl of applications and infrastructure typically found in a fast-growing startup, and to standardize and streamline IT operations around the globe. Naturally, being in the infrastructure business, it made a lot of sense to “eat our own dog food” — move all on-prem and hybrid workloads to Nutanix — and be the first customer of everything that comes out of engineering into production.
I loved everything I’d seen in the product, but full disclosure: I was skeptical. Like many IT pros, I bear the scars of inflated and unfulfilled promises by vendors. That’s why I’ve learned to schedule every major implementation or upgrade for holiday weekends–the longer the better. I’ve got Thanksgiving dinner photos with almost every IT team I’ve ever led–almost like spending the holiday with family, right?
To be clear, the Nutanix IT organization is not part of R&D. We are the operational backbone of a close to billion-dollar, publicly-traded company. While we support the operational needs of our engineering department, our duty to our shareholders and employees is to keep the business moving.
Read the entire article here, Why We Drink Our Own Champagne
via the fine folks at Nutanix.