Many of the news articles we write at SDxCentral are filled with acronyms and dry terminology. But every now and then an executive that we are interviewing will throw out a pearl of wisdom, tell us a funny analogy, or give a clever quip to one of our questions.
Here are some of the most memorable quotes of 2017:
“We’ve been hyperconverged for a year and a half, suckers!” — Jon Junell, assistant director of enterprise infrastructure services at Western Washington University.
“Open source is not free. It does provide more choice, but you still need to put it together for a business outcome. It makes more sense to spend it there than to go and drill your own oil well.” — Bhaskar Gorti, president of applications and analytics at Nokia, discussing misconceptions about open source.
“We are very bullish on white box, there is no secret around it.” — Andre Fuetsch, CTO and president of AT&T Labs.
“Mobility is the killer app for the multi-cloud world.” — Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of Nutanix.
“You can only go so far as a big fish in a little pond. Ecosystem is essential, and non-standard solutions, by definition, will never have it.” — Ron Marquardt, VP of technology at Sprint.