Well, I certainly gave the hornet’s nest a good, healthy smack with my recent post (“Ten Reasons Why VMware Is Leading The Hyperconverged Market”).
Never underestimate the power of a well-written blog post to shake things up :)
In addition to hearing from dozens of enraged Nutanix employees, the usual round of pundits are now weighing in with their perspectives as well. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and there seems to be no shortage of those.
Although I do find it interesting that no one has yet attempted to refute any of the facts behind the ten arguments I presented. That's typical in these situations: lots of passionate emotions, very little discussion of the underlying facts.
The good news: I did have a chance to have a few great conversations with intelligent, non-partisan folks who said they were thinking differently after reading my thoughts.
Thinking differently is always a good thing :)
The basic question: if hyperconverged is truly “strategic”, what bigger and better world should it lead to? Or, is it an end unto itself in its present form, and thus not strategic?
Clearly, this is a great question, and worth a blog post or two to discuss …