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Reading Time: 2 minutes Past week, Nutanix has released the Acropolis File Services (AFS): a web-scale native file serving solution built using the same technology that powers Nutanix Enterprise Clouds. Announced at the last .NEXT Conference, this solution open also to non VM based services and make Nutanix a more complete storage vendor. AFS make possible manage storing and serving unstructured data, like home directories, user profiles, application logs and department shares, with the same Nutanix technologies and approach.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday Nutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2016. NTC is a community awards similar to the 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 minutes Nutanix Community Edition is the free and lighter-weight version of the Nutanix Acropolis (previously know as Nutanix Operating System), which powers the Nutanix Virtual Platform. The Community Edition (CE) is designed for people interested in test driving its main features on their own hardware and infrastructure, but also learn more on Nutanix. Was possible deploy it on a single physical (or also virtual) server or a tree node cluster.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nutanix and Lenovo announced a strategic worldwide partnership and OEM agreement to deliver invisible infrastructure to datacenters around the world. This second OEM partnership with Lenovo (after the one with Dell), will add more customer choices for Nutanix-based hyperconverged solutions on their hardware platform of choice. Lenovo will be delivering Nutanix XCP on their world-class System x server platform.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nutanix has release the new version Acropolis Base Software, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), version 4.5. Acropolis is not only the name of the “native” hypervisor (Acropolis Hypervisor or AHV), but is becoming the name of the entire NOS:

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the first .NEXT Conference, Nutanix has announced its next-generation Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) and their Acropolis hypervisor (based on KVM). Most important Acropolis Hypervisor was validated for Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program, that mean compatibility and support for all Microsoft workloads that can run in a certified virtual environment! Now Nutanix has announced it is working with Citrix to drive down the costs and infrastructure complexity of deploying new app and desktop virtualization environments. In addition, Citrix is supporting the complete Nutanix Acropolis solution, which is now verified as Citrix Ready.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Historically, Nutanix was built around iSCSI but then they have add the ability to run NFS as well as other front-end IP based protocols. Starting from version 2.5, NFS/NDFS has become the preferred protocol for the Nutanix cluster. Although the Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS) is stretched across all nodes and build on the pool of each local storage resource, all I/O for a VM is served by the local CVM. The storage can be presented via iSCSI, NFS or SMB3 (introduced in NOS 3.5) to the hypervisor from the CVM (not only the local, […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the big announces at the .NEXT Conference, was the introduction of erasure coding across nodes (in RAIN configuration) in Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 4.1.3 (actually it’s a tech preview). Nutanix Erasure Coding–X (EC-X) is a proprietary, native, patent pending, implementation of Erasure Coding. With EC-X, Nutanix customers are able to increase their usable storage capacity by up to 70%. As written in a previous post, Erasure Coding (EC) is a way to implement data proctection in storage systems instead of using RAID techniques.

Reading Time: 3 minutes As written in a previous post, in those days I’ve attend at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference where several big announces have been revealed during the keynotes. First to all was a strength demonstration of Nutanix: 963 attendees with 7 no shows, more than 3200 registration for the Community Edition, from 0 to 1100 employees in 5 years, lot of announces in this conference, lot (really a lot) sponsors are great numbers and results.

Reading Time: 3 minutes As written in a previous post, during this days I’m attending at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference where several big announces have been revealed during the first keynote. Really a lot, that I will need more to fix and digest them. Most of them are listed in the press release. New product, new software, an integrated scale out file server, … make it simple and make it invisible were the main themes for the new infrastructures.

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