One of the more interesting battles in enterprise tech has been the back and forth between Nutanix and VMware. Most recently VMware had gotten a dig in on Nutanix’ end user license agreement that prevents publishing of benchmarks without the written permission of Nutanix. As noted VMware in the post, VMware has a similar statement that is a little less onerous.
Nutanix’ response was that a better solution would be to commission an independent 3rd party to perform a proper comparison. According Nutanix’ VMware declined. Not sure why they would decline. I’d assume for the same reasons Nutanix doesn’t want end users to publish performance results – performance comparisons suck.
Another topic is the whole decision for Nutanix to not OEM vSphere. On theCube, Nutanix CEO mentioned Nutanix doesn’t want to compete with the channel. Additionally, he claimed that Nutanix is just an application that rides atop of vSphere and an application shouldn’t OEM the hypervisor. I found application statement to be interesting and dig deeper on the podcast. I call BS. Nutanix is a platform, and that’s why they introduced a new hypervisor. It’s not just an application that rides up top the hypervisor.
I know Nutanix CEO Nheeraj Pandey would disagree but hey…