Wow, bet that runs just like Steve intended!
There are two trains of thoughts in the world of hyper convergence. One is to own the platform and provide an appliance model with a variety of choices for the customer based on varying levels of compute and storage. Each box goes through thousands of hours of testing both aligned to and independent of the software that it powers. All components are beaten to a pulp in various scenarios, ran to death and performance calibrated and improved at every step. Apple has done this from its inception and has developed a vastly more reliable and innovative platform than any PC since. Yes I’m a fanboy…
…so said Leonardo Da Vinci. Why make things hard? Why make your own life harder when with some effort everything can be simplified and better. This is our approach and it touches Nutanix employees as well as our customers.
Remember the ominous end scene in The Terminator (yes there’s a ‘the’ in it) where Sarah Connor is showing how badly prepared she is traveling to Mexico without even a simple Spanish phrase book? “There’s a storm coming,” says the little boy. Sarah, looking more than a little nervous, drives off into the future to meet the rain clouds head on. Smart move?