* Posts by mandeep

4 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Apr 2019

Google and Microsoft's public squabble over who's the worst is giving us life right now, not gonna lie


Anti-trust them all!

While DOJ looks at google they should also look at Microsofts licensing practices, O365 can only run on prem or in their cloud, not in anybody elses cloud. This is a clear grab for desktop workloads that will drag apps into their cloud and needs to be looked at as a clear anti-trust violation.

When you play the game of HCI thrones, you win or you slowly shrivel up


Re: still seems flakey

So I don't know the context here fully but let me attempt to explain what might be going on here. So as you know VMware is a fiercely independent company within the DT umbrella, VMware technologies work great across many different X86 Vendors including Dell Server platform.

We do have solutions/products where we do leverage the power of both companies to offer a truly integrated offering however that's a different set of outcomes. i.e. buying a VSAN ReadyNode and VSAN is a reference architecture/build type outcome where you as a customer are responsible for integration and lifecycling of the system (yeah you may pay someone to do the initial stand-up but after that your on your own). Products on the other side of the spectrum such as VxRail /+ VCF are of the 'Buy' outcome and have been Engineered to a different set of standards, this is where we can leverage the power of both orgs to for example have an iPhoneEsq upgrade experience for the entire stack.

Some people still enjoy tinkering and having complete control of the stack and the reality is that you own the complexity and issue associated with that, regardless of the vendor.


Re: Is the sky really falling for the small market share vendors? chicken little says so

Errrmm, there's not many use cases left that VSAN can't really handle at scale. Certain EMR apps are not yet certified for it but the fact SAP HANA is shows its come a long way.


Re: And yet ...

Zero inroads, are you serious? So firstly full disclosure, yes I'm in 'Kings Guard' with exposure of North American and UK markets. VxRail is doing phenomenal in Large Commercial and Enterprise the customer base and use cases are huge. In those ultra price sensitive and really small edge deployments we now have this nailed by having a robust 2 node deployment so the space occupied by the Scale Computings/Pivot is now covered.

When you say 'subsidizing', the characterization is almost along the lines of anti-competitive. This isn't the case as the players in this space whether its traditional storage such as Pure or startup HCI players are all selling at a loss to buy customer share.

You mention performance issues, suggest subsidizing as if some kind of big bully. The reality is the IT market isn't particularly forgiving of bad products/looking for a problem to solve. If you compare the scenario of MS trying to shove windows phones down everyone's throat's, the market voted iOS/Android for the reasons it did. The market is voting in droves VxRail because of the strength of the product, the ability of us to support it end to end, performance, simplicity, VMware everywhere etc...

Dell EMC isn't winning because the product is cheap, its winning because its good, if you think its because its cheap, I think you're being a bit cynical as there's enough examples of great technology that has gone from zero to hero, taking on the incumbents and disrupting the market.