Minjar Botmetric – new to the family

Adopting "Cloud" for an organisation is by no means a quick Yes/No answer. Data governance, compliance, accountability, responsibility, potentially shifting CapEX to OpEX,... the list goes on and we haven't even touched on the benefits of hosted computing. All that said more companies are cherry picking the bits of Cloud they feel comfortable with for … Continue reading Minjar Botmetric – new to the family

What is One-Click?

A phrase used throughout Nutanix messaging, one-click upgrades, simply put is full automation for updating / patching an entire Nutanix environment - software as well as hardware. Using a tool removes the need for an administrator to review webpages of release code, determining whether it's applicable then cross referencing through an interoperability matrix. No errors, … Continue reading What is One-Click?

Compression, de-dupe, erasure coding – STOP!

Before even considering using these features on any storage solution you should really weigh up the benefits versus the penalties. In essence, they're great for marketing and ideal nerd knobs for the geeky admin but can introduce additional load on a system for a minimal return. Vendors claiming to achieve high rates of storage reclamation … Continue reading Compression, de-dupe, erasure coding – STOP!

Native Data Protection

Overview Incorporated into the Prism management console AOS presents synchronous and asynchronous options to protect virtual machines (VMs). The process uses re-direct on write (ROW) snapshots at the Nutanix Distributed Storage Fabric (NDFS) level and doesn't require any interaction with the host's hypervisor. So why isn't the hypervisor used, they have snapshot APIs? Hypervisor snapshots … Continue reading Native Data Protection

What features are available in AHV?

A common question arising at nearly all meetings with customers when reviewing hypervisor options, let's dig into the features with 'generic' descriptions. High Availability (HA) The ability to recover virtual machines to another physical hypervisor host in the event it should become unavailable - whether through logical configuration errors or physical catastrophic problems In AHV … Continue reading What features are available in AHV?

Nutanix leads Gartner MQ in 2018

Another year and another great position for Nutanix. Clearly the driving force in the industry in the Hyper-converged Infrastructure market and I certainly encourage the reading of the entire report to fully understand the positioning and why maybe your preferred vendor isn't performing as well. For the full report click here to a direct download … Continue reading Nutanix leads Gartner MQ in 2018

NX-9030-G5 RDMA Capable

High performance and low latency applications demand far more throughput and capability from a hypervisor kernel and for Nutanix specifically, the Controller Virtual Machine. Installing faster hardware doesn't simply increase the throughput especially if the underlying software remains the same. In this model using Nutanix's AHV Turbo the hypervisor kernel is bypassed for disk I/O … Continue reading NX-9030-G5 RDMA Capable