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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Proactive Performance Management in the Cloud

Today, BMC launched cloud operations capabilities to safeguard cloud users. As part of that, we released our latest version of proactive performance management product. There are many new things included in this release. But one of them that I am really excited about is its focus on cloud operations. Photo used under Creative Commons from danshouse Behavior …

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Four Indicators to Measure Your Cloud Operations

When you drive a car, you will want to know how fast you are driving, how many fuel is left, and whether your engine is normal. That's where the dashboard plays an important role. The same is true for your cloud operations. In order for a cloud administrator to know whether the cloud is running …

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End To End Service Level Management – A Key to Your Cloud Success.

Recently, I visited several large service providers who are rolling out their cloud offerings. One common question from them how they can measure the service level agreement in a way that not only they know its financial impact but also  its operations impact. The operations impact they meant is how they can operationally measure, maintain, and report …

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Enterprise IT Put Their Eye On Cloud Operations Management Solutions

Every year, we have several customer advisory meetings where we meet a group of our customers to share our progress and vision, but most importantly to seek valuable feedback from them on whether we are addressing their biggest challenges in our coming releases. Last time, when we asked members of advisory board what would they …

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