M&A [RUMOR]: Cisco grabs Nutanix

[update] TL;DR this appears to be rumor/speculation. One would think that such an acquisition would be prominent on Nutanix’s web site. Its April fools, in May. /sigh Huge in the hyperconverged space (which, not so curiously, is where the day job is), and its setting up the battle lines between the major software/hardware players. Cisco […]

Massive, Unapologetic Firepower: part 3, the network

Take the worlds fastest hyperconverged storage-compute server. Mix into this the worlds fastest networking. What do you get? (hint: something you can order today) ~# iperf -c -l128k -w 512k -P10 -t 4 ———————————————————— Client connecting to, TCP port 5001 TCP window size: 1.00 MByte (WARNING: requested 512 KByte) ———————————————————— [ 11] local […]

Thoughts after a small capital raise

So the day job did a small capital raise. Not a huge amount, but helpful for some day to day stuff. We did this in part because a larger effort we were working on stalled for reasons I won’t go into here. Looking at where we are and where we need to be, I am […]


This is something of a hard post to write, for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the topic comes as something of a surprise to me. I am just going to state it, and then discuss it. The vast majority of people (and companies) out there, whom think they know […]