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
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
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?
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!
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