Dell EMC and Nutanix forge ahead in HCI hybrid cloud

R. DANES | July 5, 2017

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Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Inc.’s infrastructure group, has taken a sharp turn since Chad Sakac (pictured, right), president of the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, originally described Nutanix Inc. as a “niche corner case for VDI [virtual desktop infrastructure] only.” Stu Miniman (@stu), joined by Dave Vellante (@dvellante), his co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, read the quote back to Sakac at Nutanix .NEXT in Washington, D.C. (* Disclosure below.) Now a partner and reseller of Nutanix products, Dell EMC appears to have had a change of heart. “HCI [hyperconverged infrastructure] in general has moved absolutely out of any corner case segment whatsoever,” Sakac, joined by Nutanix President Sudheesh Nair (pictured, left), said. Every type of workload under the sun can run on HCI, Sakac stated.

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