Jun
13

Why #Webscale Reason #3: It’s about the people – #Twitter #APIgee #DataStax #Nutanix

It’s not all about wing dings and nuts & bolts. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of technology and forget the greater purpose of why a IT department exists. When technology religion starts to dictate what is right for business it can easily turn into a dead end street. People and process are the hardest things inside of tech and where web-scale plays a part. Web-scale is about launch first, optimize later. Focusing what you’re good at and getting to the last 10% can be iterative process. It’s not about speeds and feeds, it’s about getting your teams to focus on the business and work together. It’s breaking down tradtional silos and helping move the needle. I believe the general sysadmin will have a long life ahead of them versus people that are totally focused in one area.

At Nutanix we have no religion on hardware. Today we OEM through Super Micro, tomorrow we could switch if the economics made sense, performance and form factor made sense.

Launch first has allowed Nutanix to get to MapReduce Dedupe (Post-Process) probably in one of the quickest fashions. It started with inline dedupe for performance, it was put into production and built upon work from out Medusa/Cassadonra team. Then MapReduce Dedupe came focusing on OS and application data. Over time more algorithms will be added to MapReduce Dedupe which will potentially lead to more features.

From a customer perspective launch first gives you more options to make a better descsion. This is another reason why hybrid cloud will succeed.

“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”

Catch a live tech panel on Wednesday June 25th, 2014 – 10:00AM–10:45AM PDT

Designing and Building Web-scale Systems

Panel line-up:

Dmitriy Ryaboy (Engineering lead at Twitter)
Karthik Ranganathan (Engineer at Nutanix)
Anant Jhingran (CTO of APIgee, IBM Fellow)
Darshan Rawal (Director of Product Management, DataStax)

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