A Candid chat with WD-40’s own Jeff Longley.

By Ed Collins

Paranoia Is Good, They Say

Leading Nutanix’s marketing for our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solutions means establishing a position in the market, creating and disseminating appropriate messaging both internally and externally, and then running campaigns to drive business. A day in the life of a marketing executive is simultaneously exhilarating and frightening. It’s this latter part that is most interesting because the fright stems from a healthy dose of paranoia. Former Intel CEO Andy Grove actually wrote a book titled, Only the Paranoid Survive. I figured if I’m going to introduce you…


By Kong Yang

Trends

Many organizations’ plans around digital transformation and work from anywhere (WFA) initiatives were realized in 2020. Why? Simple, you either delivered it so your organization could continue to conduct business, or you couldn’t, and your business has struggled to keep pace. At its core, digital transformation is business transformation. And doing business in 2020 was disrupted by the pandemic.

Threats

While many businesses were happy to just survive the pandemic, lockdowns, and shutdowns, the advanced persistent threat actors never stopped their attacks to gain access to trade and state secrets. The attack vectors ranged widely — from supply…


FedRAMP Authorized Nutanix Government Cloud Services helps to Enable U.S. Public Sector to Get to a Hybrid Cloud Environment

By Sherry Walshak and Sahil M Bansal

In this age of imperative digital innovation, the announcement that Nutanix Clusters cloud platform now supports the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) region is a welcome choice for government customers. Nutanix Clusters is a component of the Nutanix Government Cloud Services, which has a FedRAMP authorization at the Moderate security impact level. Government agencies implementing Cloud Smart mandates can now consider another option to securely and seamlessly move their on-premises applications, sensitive data…


By Brian Cox

Dramatic Increase in Remote Workforce

Working from home, or is it living at work? Nearly everyone has been affected, either directly or indirectly, by the shift to remote work.

Although remote work had been increasingly common, the pandemic caused a spike that has fundamentally altered attitudes by both employees and employers. FlexJobs.com reports that “a Gartner survey of company leaders found that 80% plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time after the pandemic, and 47% will allow employees to work from home full-time. In a PwC survey of 669 CEOs, 78% agree that remote collaboration is…


By Maggie Smith

As we celebrate Earth Day and Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, our thoughts turn to our garden. Perhaps it’s time to prune and weed, to refresh and renew and make some changes to the landscape. Change can be hard, but with the right tools, it can bring rewards.

These same actions apply to the datacenter and the workloads supported. Consider the enterprise database — it’s probably the most important workload in your datacenter. Yet modernizing the database infrastructure can raise the following questions:

  • Are newer technologies such as public clouds right for your database?
  • How do I…

See why we believe Nutanix Clusters offers the fastest and best path to a hybrid and multicloud environment

By Dwayne Lessner

Nutanix delivers a hybrid and multicloud platform called Nutanix Clusters, which helps businesses accelerate their cloud journey by delivering the best of both worlds — seamless private and public cloud operations. We believe Nutanix Clusters offers the best hybrid and multicloud solution in the market for customers looking to quickly deploy and integrate their existing on-premises datacenters with multiple public clouds.

If you want to move your on-prem applications to clouds such as AWS while maintaining the freedom to…


As an IT administrator, you’re already optimizing and streamlining work to achieve the do more with less requirements. Here’s a quick health check. How many hours do you spend checking in on infrastructure resources, including nights and weekends?

In the midst of the pandemic, your organization supports remote work, and most likely, you are managing the IT infrastructure remotely. With chronic shortages of IT staff and vendor support, it’s a challenge on top of a challenge. Especially now it is inevitable to minimize manual and repetitive maintenance focused tasks.

It’s time to meet the intelligent automation solution from Nutanix. The…


In the height of the COVID-19 crisis, economic and social disruption has set a new normal. Bans on mass-gatherings, travel restrictions, cancelation of global events and conferences, closed schools and universities, employees and students advised to stay home to minimize in-person contact. We are all in the same situation.

Telecommuting is the New Normal

Unless it’s been your normal work life, you may be adjusting to the upside and downside of “working from home.” Fewer “water cooler” distractions, more productivity gains, increased time savings thanks to no more commute-these appear to be common advantages. I could pick a few activities that I have been wanting…


As organizations move to the cloud, IT admins, cloud operators, and engineers will encounter new risks in hybrid cloud environments. No matter the size of your cloud environment, keeping costs and security risks low is a non-negotiable. Achieving these outcomes seems like a tall order, but trust us, it’s very doable with the right guidance and automated capabilities. However, without them, maintaining a hybrid or multi-cloud environment is virtually impossible. To reinforce how significant this reality can be, let’s examine the following scenario if you were an IT admin:

You’ve recently started consuming public cloud services, say, for dev/test workloads…


“Data breaches can have a clear impact on enterprises’ bottom line, and security teams are desperate to prevent them. However, it’s not the underlying cloud technology that has exacerbated the data breach problem — it’s the immature security practices, overtaxed IT staff and risky end-user behavior surrounding cloud adoption.”
Info Security Magazine — 08/07/2019

Capital One is a poster child for public cloud — it’s AWS implementation is a featured case study on the web site. But the recent security breach that exposed over 100 million of its credit card applications could cost the company up to $500 million in…

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