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Reading Time: 3 minutesNutanix has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mainframe2, Inc. (“Frame”), a leader in cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Frame is a true pay-as-you-go EUC cloud platform — you are charged for infrastructure that you actually used. Compare this to a traditional fixed-cost VDI model, where resources are provisioned for peak capacity even though you don’t need them 99% of the time.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis year the Nutanix .NEXT Europe event will at London, the ExCel area, during November 27-29. The .NEXT event is the premier conference for cloud builders from all around the world. And it’s usually a great opportunity to learn more and meet people.

Reading Time: 3 minutesVeeam Software has finally announced the availability of the new Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV, a “Backup & Replication” version for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). In this way Veeam extend the supported (on-prem) hypervisors to the three majors: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. Considering that also Nutanix it’s multi-hypervisors, the combination of Veeam and Nutanix can give the best. Still there isn’t a native solution for other KVM based hypervisors, but those workloads can be protected with the Veeam Agents.

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you look at the recenty Nutanix Acropololys Operating Systems releases you will notice new versions in just few months: Nutanix AOS 5.6 was released in April and now Nutanix AOS 5.8 has been just released. What does it means for the support and the lifecycle of the products?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe historycal technical certification from Nutanix was the Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) certification: a free online exam to all Nutanix customers and partners wwhere training is recommended, but not required before attempting the exam. The exam was quite easy (due also the fact that it’s an online and not proctored exam), so the value of this type of certification was not so high. But was a requirement for Nutanix partners and and plus for a customer because it confirms your (minimal) ability to install, configure, and manage the Nutanix environment.

Reading Time: 2 minutesNutanix has recently released a new version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS): AOS 5.8 is now the latest version. Just few months after Nutanix AOS 5.6. NOTICE: AOS 5.8 is a new AOS Feature Release or Short term Support (STS) Release, that means it isn’t a Long Term Supported (LTS). The support for all feature release version will only be for 6 months after the release date, within which period you will have to upgrade to the next feature release version.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe first Nutanix .NEXT event was in the late 2015 and there were several changes in the company, in the products and in the event content. Now there well be a new Nutanix .NEXT event, from May 8 to 10 at New Orleans. Still 3 days (or two full) as usual, but a lot of difference, if you are looking at the long sponsor list or on the agenda.

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn December 2017 Nutanix has released AOS 5.5 unleashed many new features that pushed the envelope on resilience, performance, security, and operational agility. Now it’s the turn of AOS 5.6 (code name Obelix) picks up where 5.5 left off and makes Nutanix an increasingly persuasive choice for IT organizations to build their enterprise clouds with.

Reading Time: 3 minutesNutanix platform has been extended from the origina offer (appliance based single vendor only) to add more flexibile options… with more nodes options (also storage or compute only) and with different hardware vendors (including Dell-EMC, Lenovo, Cisco, HPE). Starting with Cisco and HPE the options where more “software only” with certified hardware platform. But now the software only option (announced May 2017) is something real and whether you choose Nutanix software as part of a turnkey appliance solution or to run on your own installed platforms, Acropolis and Prism editions provide a range of capabilities […]

Reading Time: 5 minutesMeltdown and Spectre are critical vulnerabilities existing in several modern CPU: these hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. Meltdown and Spectre can affect personal computers, mobile devices, server and several cloud services. Actually, the only way to minimize those security risks is to patch your operating systems and the hypervisor level (if you are using virtual machines).

Reading Time: 3 minutesNutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2018. NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members. The Nutanix Technology Champion program spans the globe and is comprised of IT professionals from every cloud, application group, and technology. They are committed to news ways of thinking that will power the next generation of enterprise computing.

Reading Time: 2 minutesVeeam Software has announced, during the last Nutanix .NEXT event, an expanded partnership with Nutanix  in which Veeam becomes the Premier Availability solution provider for Nutanix virtualized environments. What does it mean? First that Nutanix adds Veeam as a Strategic Technology Partner within the Nutanix Elevate Alliance Partner Program. But more important that Veeam will deliver support for Nutanix’s Hypervisor, AHV (maybe later this year, more realist in the next year).

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