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The Only Hypervisor Certified for Production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI): Another First for Nutanix AHV
At Nutanix we strive every day to make infrastructure just a little bit better than it was yesterday. Over the last eight years, Nutanix has reinvented storage, reinvented the hypervisor, and created a delightful private cloud for virtualized workloads that makes the lives of our customers better. SAP has long shared the same promise of … Continued
Nutanix to Welcome Minjar to the Family
Today, we are delighted to announce that we have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Minjar Inc. to help enterprises accelerate their multi-cloud journey with Botmetric, Minjar’s solution for intelligent cloud optimization. The closing of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. There’s no debate that companies are increasing...
The Rise of the Apprentice
Although there is nothing hideous about VMs and Containers, with the newest installment of the Star Wars saga imminent, it is somewhat timely to draw an analogy from the dark forces. The sith master always has an apprentice who learns from him and becomes stronger to the point where he does not need the master. … Continued
The Sacred Scale-out Principle and the Art of Building Distributed Systems
The age of monolithic scale-up systems is coming to an end. As applications span multiple hosts and multiple datacenters, the underlying infrastructure needs to the redesigned. Building large-scale distributed systems right is a notoriously tough challenge, the pursuit of which keeps every engineer at Nutanix excited about coming to work everyday. The key challenge in &hel...
There was a big flash, and then the dinosaurs died
This is how it was supposed to end. The legacy SAN and NAS vendors finally realize that Flash is fundamentally different from HDDs. Even after a decade of efforts to completely assimilate Flash into the legacy architectures of the SAN/NAS era, it’s now clear that new architectures are required to support Flash arrays. The excitement … Continued
Next-Generation Serviceability: The Four Keys from Nutanix
The serviceability of any product relies on four fundamental actions: (i) observe, (ii) inform, (iii) fix, and (iv) learn. While most products attempt to implement these in some form or another, very few get it right. Today I would like to share with you the secret sauce required to build the most serviceable system in … Continued
The Dinosaurs Are Dying
Having spent almost a decade in IBM research inventing bleeding-edge technologies for storage systems, and proudly making them the biggest and baddest creatures in the storage-land, I now feel that the beginning of the end for SAN-like storage systems is hurtling towards us. The last few of the T. rex might be the most vicious … Continued