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
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?
Released in version 5.5 of AOS CALM adds the rich functionality of automation and orchestration to the software suite. This originated when Nutanix acquired CALM.IO in August 2016 but held off re-releasing until being re-coded and natively integrated into Prism Central. While CALM has been spoken of and presented at various .Next events the 18 … Continue reading What is CALM?
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
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
Starting in December of 2017 the Skylake refresh began not only bringing faster clock speeds, increased core density but also larger RAM capacity. The NX-3060 model was the first in the portfolio for the refresh - a popular choice due to its compute density of 4 x dual CPU servers in 2U - delivering up … Continue reading Nutanix NX gets the Skylake update
The NX-1175 released early January of 2018 and was pretty much under the radar to press announcements. There's a been a big up-take in the RoBo / Edge computing areas where small form factor and minimal compute requirements need addressing and the NX-1175 fits the bill nicely. Unlike other models the NX-1175 can be deployed in … Continue reading What’s the NX-1175s?