Whether you’re watching on television or fortunate enough to see someone like Chris Angel or David Copperfield live on stage, we’re all captivated one way or another by the illusions performed by these artists.
Some of us immediately start dissecting the choreographed act like a detective at a crime scene, in hope that we can solve the mystery or the typical cliché of how the assistants legs became detached from his/her body - Then of course, re-attached once again.
One of my favourite movies “The Prestige” - Michael Caine explains to us that every magic trick consists of 3 parts – known as “the acts”
“The first part is called The pledge; where the magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird, a manwoman. The second act is called The Turn. The Magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. But you wouldn’t clap yet, because making something disappear isn’t enough. You have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act. The hardest part. The part we call The Prestige."
You’re probably wondering what magic or a magician has to do with Nutanix – Well since Nutanix started in 2009, we’ve been performing, what I like to call, REAL Magic through Hyperconvergance and Webscale Technologies – This has translated into making the Datacentre truly invisible.
Something which seemed like only an illusion to many has now been widely adopted in all verticals spanning from the Global 500 of companies to the small business http://www.nutanix.com/customers/
There are vendors out there that have tried to clone our “acts”, though almost all of them have fallen short of the “Turn” – Let alone have ever made it to “The Prestige”. It’s nothing but an illusion.
When revealing the method behind one of his tricks, Christian Bale advises a youngster to “Never show anyone. They’ll beg you and they’ll flatter you for the secret. But as soon as you give it up, you’ll be nothing to them. The secret impresses no one. The Trick you use it for is everything”
Since Nutanix isn’t creating an illusion, trick or more importantly afraid of becoming “nothing” once we reveal the interworking’s to our technology – We have (and will continue to be) very transparent. The Nutanix Bible (http://www.nutanixbible.com) as well as our rockstar bloggers like Josh Odgers (http://www.joshodgers.com) and Michael Webster (http://longwhiteclouds.com) are a great example of this, not to mention the ability to install our software on your own hardware at home, lab or up in the cloud.
Welcome to the Nutanix Community Edition (CE)
What is the CE edition?[/h2]Community Edition is a 100% software solution enabling technology enthusiasts to easily evaluate the latest hyperconvergence technology at zero cost. Imagine having the ability to experience and test drive the same Nutanix technology that powers the datacenters of thousands of leading enterprises around the world on your own hardware – Something that was never possible with 3 Tier Architecture.
Community edition can really be consumed in two ways: