Resources

Nutanix Resources

Nutanix Datasheets

  • February 14, 2013
    Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform Datasheet

    Datasheet with an overview of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (pdf)

  • February 12, 2013
    Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform Spec Sheet

    Technical specifications for the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (pdf)

Technical Guides

  • March 24, 2014
    Nutanix Tech Note Virtualizing Microsoft Applications on Web-Scale Infrastructure

    This technical guide reviews the performance, availability and operational advantages of virtualizing Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (PDF)

  • March 19, 2014
    Nutanix Tech Note Virtualizing SQL Server on Converged Infrastructure

    This technical guide reviews the performance advantages of virtualizing SQL Server on Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (PDF)

  • March 13, 2014
    Nutanix Tech Note Performance Analysis of Nutanix Shadow Clones

    Nutanix Shadow Clones are a unique feature that allows for distributed caching of virtual disks across different nodes of a Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. The result of enabling Shadow Clones is lower storage latencies for workloads such as VDI, Cloud and Dev/Test. (PDF)

  • March 6, 2014
    Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

    Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is engineered from the ground-up to provide enterprise-grade availability for critical virtual machines and data. This Tech Note covers the data protection and disaster recovery functionality of the Virtual Computing Platform. (PDF)

  • February 18, 2014
    Scale-Out Storage – In the Hypervisor Kernel or in a VM?

    Architectural considerations with implementing a converged, scale-­‐out storage fabric that run across a cluster of nodes. This paper focuses on high availability and resiliency for virtualizing business critical applications. The paper covers running storage services  embedded in the hypervisor kernel and as virtual machine in the user space. (PDF)

  • January 21, 2014
    Citrix XenDesktop on Hyper-V Reference Architecture

    This document makes recommendations for the design, optimization and scaling of Citrix XenDesktop deployments on Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix virtual computing platform and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster when leveraged for XenDesktop deployments.

  • November 7, 2013
    Microsoft SQL Server on Nutanix: Best Practices

    This document makes recommendations for the optimization and scaling of Microsoft SQL Server deployments on Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster. (PDF)

  • November 4, 2013
    Nutanix Tech Note Failure Analysis

    This tech note provides a deep dive of failure analysis of storage system architectures. (PDF)

  • August 19, 2013
    Nutanix Technical Guide Elastic Deduplication Engine

    This technical guide covers a more in-depth overview of the Nutanix Elastic Deduplication Engine (PDF)

  • July 29, 2013
    Nutanix Tech Note System Scalability

    This tech note is a deep dive on scalability and the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (pdf)

  • July 29, 2013
    Nutanix Tech Note System Reliability

    This is a deep dive of the system reliability of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (pdf)

  • July 29, 2013
    Nutanix Tech Note Performance

    This tech note provides a deep dive of performance and the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. (pdf)

  • June 25, 2013
    Hortonworks on Nutanix Reference Architecture

    This document makes recommendations for the design, optimization and scaling of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) deployments on Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix virtual computing platform and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster when leveraged for Hadoop deployments. (PDF)

  • June 13, 2013
    Splunk on Nutanix Reference Architecture

    This is validated reference architecture for the design, optimization and scaling of Splunk deployments on Nutanix. This comprehensive reference architecture empowers virtualization and cloud teams to design and rapidly deploy Splunk solutions on a single platform. The reference architecture provides detailed performance and configuration information for leveraging the scale out capabilities of the Nutanix Virtual Computing platform cluster for Splunk deployments. (PDF)

  • May 28, 2013
    8 Strategies for Building a Modern Datacenter Whitepaper

    Is your datacenter struggling to keep pace with growing dynamic business demands? Build a modern datacenter by incorporating advanced technologies and improved infrastructure for better performance, scalability and significantly reduced expenses. Download this white paper to learn eight fundamental strategies that lead to a more efficient, manageable and scalable datacenter. 

  • April 2, 2013
    Citrix XenDesktop on vSphere Reference Architecture

    This document makes recommendations for the design, optimization and scaling of Citrix XenDesktop deployments on Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix virtual computing platform and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster when leveraged for XenDesktop deployments. (pdf)

  • March 4, 2013
    VMware Horizon Reference Architecture

    This is industry’s first validated reference architecture for VMware’s newly announced Horizon Suite. This comprehensive reference architecture empowers virtualization and cloud teams to design and rapidly deploy the complete VMware Horizon™Suite on a single platform. Datacenter architects no longer have to build separate environments for delivering virtual desktops and enterprise data services. (pdf)

  • February 28, 2013
    VDI Sizing Guide

    While many factors impact real-world VDI infrastructure scale and performance, this document estimates how many dedicated VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop MCS users are supported by a single Nutanix NX-3400 (4 nodes) appliance. (pdf)

  • February 28, 2013
    Compression Benefits

    This solution note estimates the compression ratios and capacity savings resulting from Nutanix compression, with results detailed by type of data. (pdf)

  • February 12, 2013
    Project Colossus White Paper

    White paper detailing the 50-node Project Colossus Scale-out Performance Benchmark that illustrates the power of the Nutanix Distributed File System architecture in enabling linear performance scale-out to deliver 375,000 random write IOPS and over 224 Gbps sequential read bandwidth. (pdf)

  • February 10, 2013
    Nutanix Desktop Virtualization Kit – Includes Large-scale VDI Reference Architecture with VMware View

    Looking for information on implementing desktop virtualization at your company? Use our Nutanix Desktop Virtualization Kit to understand how a high performance virtual desktop deployment can not only be cost-effective, but deployable in hours, not weeks. (pdf)

  • February 8, 2013
    VMware View on Nutanix: Reference Architecture

    This document makes recommendations for the design and scaling of VMware View deployments on Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform and provides detailed configuration and performance information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster. (pdf)

  • February 6, 2013
    VMware View on Nutanix: Best Practices

    This document makes recommendations for the optimization and scaling of VMware View deployments on Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster. (pdf)

  • February 4, 2013
    Hadoop Reference Architecture

    The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a scalable virtualization solution for Desktop and Server, and Hadoop Virtualization. This document shows the design and scaling of Hadoop MapReduce on the Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS). It shows the scalability of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster. (pdf)

  • February 1, 2013
    Nutanix Visio Stencil

    Download the latest Visio Stencil here. (zip)