A Personal Tour to Nutanix Prism: Day 2 – Where It Started

Last week, I shared with you the layout of the Prism building. Today, I will show you where the Nutanix Prism started 6 years ago - room 101. Prism Element is its hostess.  From day 1 of this company, we have built a distributed management interface within the Acropolis cluster. We call this interface Prism Element. … Continue reading A Personal Tour to Nutanix Prism: Day 2 – Where It Started

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A Personal Tour to Nutanix Prism: Day 1 – The Prism Building

From the early day of Nutanix, we determined to change the experience how the IT team interacts with the infrastructure and its management tools. As we were building the Acropolis, we have spent significant time to define a user experience that reflects not only in a consumer-grade UI but also a streamlined workflow. That is the start of Prism. Seven years later, Nutanix has not only built a beautiful infrastructure management tool but … Continue reading A Personal Tour to Nutanix Prism: Day 1 – The Prism Building

Automation Creates New Challenges in Cloud Operations

When technology advances, it creates enormous value and benefits to allow the society to run much efficiently. Automation is one of them. From our daily life to manufacture, automation improves our productivity and allow us to do more thing with less time and more accurately. But it also has its side effect. Automation magnifies both positive … Continue reading Automation Creates New Challenges in Cloud Operations

How to Prevent Cascading Error From Causing Outage Storm In Your Cloud Environment?

Last week, we talked about how shared resource pools change the way IT operates the cloud environment. We mentioned that how to avoid false positive and save the maintenance costs by measuring the pool decay. Today, I am going to explain how you can avoid another major challenge in the cloud operations -  outage storm. … Continue reading How to Prevent Cascading Error From Causing Outage Storm In Your Cloud Environment?

Puzzle Pieces vs. LEGO Bricks: How Shared Resource Pools Changed Everything

Jun 23, 2012 is the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. 76 years ago, Turing, just 24 years old, designed an imaginary machine to solve an important question: are all numbers computable? As a result, he actually designed a simple but the most powerful computing model known to computer scientists. To honor Turing, two scientists,  Jeroen van … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces vs. LEGO Bricks: How Shared Resource Pools Changed Everything

Cloud Operations Management Solution Takes On Today’s IT Challenge

I haven't posted a blog since last VMworld. One reason is that I had two great vacations on beautiful Caribbean islands. But most of time, I was working with a team of excellent talents to finish a project that allows IT to run its cloud environment with high confidence.  Today, I am very proud to … Continue reading Cloud Operations Management Solution Takes On Today’s IT Challenge

VMworld 2011 Day 3 Highlights

There was no keynote today in VMworld. But to me, it is a pretty insightful day. It started with a one great conversation, followed by two case study sessions. And I am going to make three prediction for next year's VMworld at the end of this blog. One great conversation During the breakfast, I met a a couple … Continue reading VMworld 2011 Day 3 Highlights

VMworld 2011 Day 2 Highlights

This log was written in the course of last 15 hours as it captured live events of my day 2 In VMworld. Today, first event in the morning was Steve's keynote. In previous VMworld, he has always played a role to show products and excite the audience.  Today was no difference. Using white board and … Continue reading VMworld 2011 Day 2 Highlights

VMworld 2011 Day 1 Highlights

The highlight of day 1 of VMworld 2011 is VMware's CEO Paul Martiz's keynote. He talked about a brief history of IT and claimed that we are in the 3rd revolution - "Cloud Era", following Mainframe era and client/server era. He mentioned several interesting data points. For example, over 50% of workload today are running … Continue reading VMworld 2011 Day 1 Highlights