Nutanix welcomes Netsil

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

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