Hyperconverged Infrastructures are the way to go. Nutanix was one of the first players in this field. First by specializing by providing this hyper-converged platform for VDI workloads, few years back.
But if VDI is a good use case for Nutanix, it was just a matter of time to realize that what's very good at VDI is also very good for server workloads.
I did an interview with Howard Ting (Sr. VP Marketing) who told me about the recent partnership with Dell which will offer customers to use Dell hardware (Dell PowerEdge servers) with Nutanix software platform.
Another news I'd like to share is that Nutanix has also launched full flash hardware platform.
I have also asked more about future enhancements and what's in the pipes for the future.
Here is the video.
The Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS) is the core of the of Nutanix converged infrastructure. The file system uses metadata which are stored on a controller VM, which sits on each host. The controller VM communicates with other controller VMs through the distributed storage. This controller VM provides a direct access to the local storage (via VMdirectPath), to the hypervisor. iSCSI or NFS are the protocols used.
Nutanix ha also full sets of SAN features includes striping, replication, auto-tiering, error detection, fail-over and automatic recovery (auto-healing). Also two kind of compression has been added recently. But I’ll blog on those features in another post and today I’ll try to focus on the Nutanix distributed file system (NTFS). More and more I read about Nutanix, more and more I get hooked by the design, by the technology and by the simplicity for the end user – the Administrator.
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