By: Justin Warren

Hyperconverged startup Nutanix is clearly gunning for VMware’s customers with its newest software release: AOS 4.6.

Now billing itself as an ‘enterprise cloud company’ (Hey, why not? Everyone else is. Cloud is the new black.) Nutanix is talking up the idea of customer flexibility and choice, and has added features to its Acropolis hypervisor to loosen VMware’s hold on customers.

Acropolis is Nutanix’s KVM based hypervisor, and is clearly where the company sees its future. Where Nutanix was once a tight partner with VMware–because VMware’s hypervisor was what run on the Nutanix infrastructure to provide the virtual machines that actually run customer applications–Nutanix decided to provide itself with flexibility and choice by using its own hypervisor…read more.