But Nicira did not become NSX, at least not for a long time. It collected dust because, like at NetApp, the not-invented-here people prevailed and decided they knew everything about networking. I mean, what’s so difficult about it, right? Result was NSX-V with the probably worst routing this side of Linksys. Only when it became apparent that they couldn’t win against an arrogant and asleep at the wheel Cisco it was all hands on deck and dust off ole Nicira and brand it as NSX-T.
Which kinda works but is as good as you’d expect 10 year old tech to be.
Pretty much the same story as with VSAN. You’d think they would have send a few pizzas and six packs to the storage gurus at EMC for a braindump and maybe mentoring or whatnot. But hey, how complicated can this storage thing be, right? The result was VSAN which after a decade is still a PoS that’s only being saved by general availability of NAND.
And don’t get me started on vRealize Automation ...