By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, sdxcentral.com:
The Nutanix-VMware battle escalated a notch or 10 with a Nutanix blog that accuses VMware COO Sanjay Poonen of “bullying” Nutanix customers on LinkedIn and email.
Late Monday, Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey posted a blog that begins with his musing about human dignity (it was posted on MLK Jr. Day), taxation without representation, and his company’s no-vTax movement. This is essentially its protest against VMware software licensing costs.
Despite the dispute both Nutanix and VMware are booming but other vendors, not so much.
By Chris Mellor, blocksandfiles.com:
Nutanix, Pure, VMware are booming. Other enterprise vendors? Not so much
Cisco is discounting its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure product, Commvault is under competitive pressure, Microsoft AzureStack lacks traction, and NetApp is replacing IBM storage arrays, while Nutanix, Pure and VMware are booming.
This market intelligence is provided by Jason Ader, analyst at William Blair, an investment bank, who surveyed 45 resellers in North America and Western Europe in the December 2018 quarter.