The evolution of the Nutanix suite has seen periodic announcements for a new 'xyz' feature built in to its formidable HCI offering. After a while the product names need re-aligning to provide consistency in the message of the what the overall architecture delivers, which, is exactly what's just happened. AFS (Acropolis Files Services) is now … Continue reading Nutanix renames core products
Nutanix formally announces its acquisition of Frame, a desktop as a service company - the official Nutanix press release can be read here. In a nutshell, expect to see this slot into the Xi Cloud Service portfolio as the next X-as-a-Service offering, not forgetting, of course, the up and coming release of Xi Cloud DR-as-a-Service … Continue reading Nutanix Frame for Desktop-as-a-Service
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)
As part of the AOS 5.8 release, Nutanix has released their own Local Key Management server (aka Native Key Manager within Nutanix). The positive note here is this offers customers a route to remove the dependency on 3rd Party external Key Management Servers (KMS) for Data-at-Rest encryption (DAR). Hypervisors Supported AHV, VMware ESXi and Microsoft … Continue reading Nutanix release their own Local Key Manager
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?
Managing multiple clouds means more consoles and 'API glue' plus we mustn't forget the training and self-professed subject matter experts (SMEs) in each area. As organisations choose cloud services based on their needs a single wrapped up management point is required, this is where Netsil come into play and build further on Nutanix's Enterprise Cloud … Continue reading Nutanix welcomes Netsil