UPDATED 17:00 EDT / JULY 30 2015

Alan Cohen & JR Rivers - Nutanix .NEXT 2015 NEWS

Enterprise still falls behind in security measures | #NEXTConf

Global economics and security were key topics during Nutanix .NEXT 2015, as evidenced by guests such as former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. According to Alan Cohen, CCO of Illumio, Inc., these are not new issues.

“The IP war that has been going on for some time has a national security implication,” he told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s Media production team. “If you look at the next generation of national security, information technology is probably going to be the core technology platform that runs our military institutions. We will likely see more conversation and participation between the government and private industry. Every day people are fighting this war in the enterprise customer base.”

Making computing more efficient and less painful for users

JR Rivers, cofounder and CEO of Cumulus Networks, Inc. said despite numerous warnings, the enterprise still falls behind in security measures.

“Enterprises in general think of perimeter security as the way that they are going to solve [security] problems, as opposed to having application gateways and distributing security throughout your system,” he said.

When talk turned to tech developments, the two industry leaders looked favorably upon the newly announced Nutanix Acropolis infrastructure platform.

“We’re going through a replatforming process as people find more efficient ways to run their compute,” said Cohen. “The [Acropolis] hypervisor is like the new Ethernet switch. It provides an important function. I think it’s going to make computing a lot more efficient and a lot less painful for the users.”

Watch the full interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of Nutanix .NEXT 2015.

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