Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of Nutanix, just wrote a comment to Nigel Poulton’s blog, VSAN is No Better than a HW Array. The post is good, but I particularly like the comments. Dheeraj does a technical deep dive into why it makes more sense to run storage as a VM above the kernel. He makes the point that, “storage is just a freakin’ app on the server. If we can run databases and ERP systems in a VM, there’s no reason why storage shouldn’t. And if we’re arguing for running storage inside the kernel, let’s port Oracle and SAP to run inside the hypervisor!”
Dheeraj was also interviewed yesterday for an article in the Triangle Business Journal about Nutanix’s new Durham office. If you are interested in learning about the origin and philosophy of Nutanix, this is worth a read. It also provides some insight into why Nutanix is playing a big part in shaking up the datacenter status quo.