I my last post I talked about EMC open-sourcing some of their products (in that scenario ViPR) and how that was probably a covert way of gaining access to other platforms they have no support for.  This week, Nutanix (a hyper-converged solution provider) announced what they are calling their “Community Edition”, a freely downloadable version of the Nutanix Operating System that drives their platform.  Why do this and why is it different to what EMC are attempting?

Although I haven’t been part of the private beta, or even tried out…