Nutanix didn’t take kindly to it when Chuck Hollis, the longtime EMC and VMware storage executive who left in August, raised questions about Nutanix’s technology and support in a blog post in March. Dheeraj Pandey, president and CEO of Nutanix, responded by calling Hollis’ assertions”truly inane.”
This wasn’t just a typical vendor spat. Nutanix,with more than $312 million in funding, considers itself a bona fide challenger to VMware’s longstanding dominance of the data center. And Pandey’s response to Hollis’ claims show that the scrappy startup isn’t going to be pushed around without a fight.