Better research please
R&D happens more and more via acquisition, good to see them realize not everything can be written in house. They can keep buying smaller outfits as long as their stock is fairly high but looking at their massive losses, their acquisitions will only be smaller companies. This might suit them just well as they want IP and libraries instead of major applications which they would then have to integrate into their existing, and increasingly fragile, framework.
However, the lack of R&D focus and lack of R&D funds is starting to show. Prism and Prism Central, while interesting when first launched, are starting to look very old and dated. It’s a monolithic app with dated libraries/GUI, lacking functionality, and ridiculous pricing.
You might want to take a look at HPE OneSphere and Cisco Intersight. Both are microservoces based and global SaaS offerings. Nutanix has been promising Calm forever (Q3 2017!) and it’s nowhere to be seen. HPE surprised everyone with OneSphere which does everything and more Calm promises, except it works and it’s available.
As to application and microservices mapping, please please please do your research before making statements such as “none of their competitors has a microservices mapping product available”. This is patently false.