Today sees the latest LTS release of AOS 5.15 with only a single new feature added. This release includes the AOS 5.11 STS features alongside a list of software updates. Why only one new feature? The LTS stream typically gets fewer new features included in comparison to the STS stream as it focuses on core … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.15 (LTS), what’s new?
Nutanix Objects is designed with an Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) compatible REST API interface with the capability to handle petabytes of unstructured data. Typical use cases would be for backup, storage, long-term retention and enable the development of cloud-native applications by using standard S3 APIs. With Nutanix Objects, the current storage … Continue reading Nutanix Objects now GA
In this release, slightly delayed compared to the previous STS cadence, the following features have been announced. 120 TiB supported capacity per node Prism Element to Prism Central traffic optimisation (note that Prism Element must be 5.10.3 or higher) Network traffic separation for iSCSI and DR traffic Compute Only nodes (AHV only) AHV now includes … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.11 (STS), what’s new?
Xi Leap is live Nearly a year after its announcement at the .Next Conference in Washington, Xi Leap is now live. This day one release provides Disaster Recovery for Nutanix customers with initial availability zones located in the east (Ashburn, VA) and west (Oakland, CA & Santa Clara, CA) coast of the USA with EMEA … Continue reading Xi Leap launched
Today sees the release of the next raft of features in AOS (and some bug fixes of course), available only for customers comfortable using the Short Term Support (STS) release cycle. At a high level the new and updates to existing functionality: Erasure Coding with Block Awareness SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) Authentication Support in … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.8 (STS)
Earlier this year Nutanix divided their release cycle into two streams, which is not uncommon amongst global software vendors. The terms Short Term Support and Long Term Support mean exactly that and customers will be able to choose a release of AOS that suits their approach to updating platforms. Customers can read more about this via … Continue reading Nutanix move to STS & LTS releases
Following the acquisition announcement of Minjar earlier this year the SaaS product is now live and with the familiar Nutanix look and feel too. Click here to read the official press release from May released during the .Next in New Orleans. Fancy test driving it free for 14 days? Well, you can. Click here to … Continue reading Nutanix Beam, trial for 14 days
The latest edition of AFS coincided with the release of AOS 5.6, many new features and updates in AOS meant AFS was somewhat overlooked. So here's what's new : NFS Until now it's been SMB or nothing but that's now changed, NFSv3 and v4 support. The file server VMs are also capable of serving both … Continue reading AFS 3 – What’s new?
Today has seen the public release of Nutanix's AOS 5.6 which contains fixes to code (as you'd expect from a software company) but also new additions of which the major ones are covered here. Volume Group Load Balancing There comes the point where performance demands need an injection from new software to boost the throughput, … Continue reading AOS 5.6 Released
Quite simply AFS stands for "Acropolis File Services" and ABS stands for "Acropolis Block Services" so there you have it. .... Oh, you're still here? That wasn't enough? You want to know more? Ok then, read on... The Nutanix storage layer is referred to as the "Nutanix Distributed Storage Fabric" (NDSF) and can be presented in … Continue reading What is AFS and ABS?