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Join this episode for more Stories from the EUC Road as Sean Donahue (Nutanix) and Al Solorzano (E360) tackle this all too familiar question. But does it have to an “OR” statement? Can you have an “AND” statement instead? Tune in to learn more about performance in EUC, happy employees and how you might sleep better at night in the age of Malware and Ransomware.ResourcesBuild a Fortress with Data Lens for Free! Put an end to Storage worries with Unified Data Services Nutanix Data Lens Powers Data Management and Ransomware Protection Nutanix boosts data management services in the cloud Nutanix Files 4.1 anti-ransomware: Through the Data LensIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and if you haven't already done so, make sure you are subscribed to the show wherever you consume podcasts.
The release of the Nutanix Files™ 4.2.1 software version adds support for compliance level WORM within Files Storage Service of Nutanix Unified Storage. If you recall from our 4.1 release we introduced support for WORM (see the blog here Nutanix Files Episode 4.1 - A Security Story). In the 4.1 release, Files introduced support for Enterprise or Governance level WORM allowing customers to store files in a write-once-read-many state.However, a user can still be granted access to conduct what are called “privileged deletes”. The privileged access allows operators with the proper permissions the ability to expire a WORM file before the retention timer elapses. This could be fine for organizations where the business requirements are not aligned or not needed to adhere to regulatory requirements to retain WORM stored data in a locked state until the policy expires. However, the ability to delete data before WORM policy expiration is not acceptable for heavily regulated industries that requ
In this episode, Sean Donahue looks back at the tech stories from 2022. The highs, lows, and everything in between. What story did we miss? Which stories surprised you in 2022? Please leave your comments below.Have a wonderful 2023! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and if you haven't already done so, make sure you are subscribed to the show wherever you consume podcasts.
In this episode, Sean Donahue is joined by Al Solorzano of E360 to discuss the worst disasters they've recovered from. Surprise twist, not all clouds are cumulonimbus and not all disasters are natural.ResourcesEnsure Data Disaster Recovery with Nutanix Make Disaster Recovery a Breeze Data Protection for Modern Business EnvironmentsIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and if you haven't already done so, make sure you are subscribed to the show wherever you consume podcasts.
In this episode, Sean Donahue and Charley Huang from NVIDIA will debate the increasing demands being seen on GPU’s from the most unexpected workloads. Are GPUs still reserved only for the 3D CAD / CAM operators and a luxury for the knowledge worker? You may be surprised with the answers to these questions and more.ResourcesNVIDIA A16 GPU – Unlock an unprecedented VDI user experience NVIDIA Nutanix Partner Page Full Frame Rate VDI Video - Nutanix and NVIDIA A16 GPUs eliminate the jaggies!If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and if you haven't already done so, make sure you are subscribed to the show wherever you consume podcasts.
Welcome to our 2023 Nutanix Technology Champions!This group of IT professionals consists of members from every cloud, application, and technology group. Their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise help their organizations and the virtualization community to approach challenges from new perspectives.They continued to mentor, help, and encourage others, while demonstrating what it means to be part of a community.I am eagerly awaiting another exciting year and learning from many of you. Take some time to get to know each other and congratulate each other on social media with the hashtag #Nutanix.What can I do if I didn't make the list this year? Don't worry, things don't end here. Connect with me on the community site @aluciani and let's work together to get you positioned for 2024.Here is a little secret that 99% of people never do. Get started today, begin creating a body of work you can showcase publicly. Want to start a YouTube channel? Start today! Want to start that blog?
We are excited to announce that Vasion PrinterLogic™ is the latest solution to achieve Frame Ready validation, expanding Frame’s ecosystem support in enterprise print management!With this announcement, Nutanix Frame also becomes a strategic OEM partner for PrinterLogic in the VDI/DaaS space!As a testament to both solution's simplicity and cloud-first approach, Frame and PrinterLogic integrate seamlessly, out-of-the-box, with no custom configurations required!Deploy Frame + PrinterLogic in just three easy steps:Install the PrinterLogic Client on your Frame Sandbox and Publish. Upload your desired printer drivers as well as your IdP of choice within the PrinterLogic Admin Console Configure your Printer Deployments for your Frame environment using one (or more) of the following options based on your use case: Frame User Active Directory Membership (for Frame Accounts that are AD Domain-Joined ) Cloud IdP User or Groups Frame Workload VM Active Directory Membership (for Frame Accoun
Red Hat and Nutanix experts showcase how to deploy OpenShift on a Nutanix stack. They will present the benefits of Red Hat's partnership with Nutanix for our customers, the different solutions contained within this partnership, and present how these solutions interact with one another.Speakers:David Martini, Specialist Solution Architect, Red HatFabrice Krebs, EMEA DevOps, and Automation Specialist, NutanixLearn more about Red Hat and Nutanix here.
We are starting a new series called Stories from the EUC road. Today we have Sean Donahue, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager for Nutanix, speaking with Al Solorzano from E360 on runaway capacity planning.First up – the case of the runaway capacity planning. How one customer was able to right size with the proper tools and avoided the dreaded capacity sprawl. The tech team were armed with knowing they have a right sized deployment and the data to show management when they need to scale or the impact of change.ResourcesNutanix End User Computing Burst Citrix Desktops to AWS With Nutanix Cloud Clusters How Nutanix + Citrix assisted Seattle Children’s hospital | IT Unplugged How to Make a Smooth Transition to Cloud with Citrix and NutanixIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and if you haven't already done so, make sure you are subscribed to the show wherever you consume podcasts.
This post was authored by Jeroen Tielen (Tielen Consultancy) Nutanix Technology ChampionWithin Nutanix we have Replication Factor (How many data copies are written in the cluster) and Redundancy Factor (how many nodes/disks can go offline). Both can have a value of 2 and 3. What is what is explained here: Blog Post.So, when we have a larger cluster, we always recommend using RF3 (Redundancy Factor 3) as the risk is higher that you have multiple nodes/disks go offline at the same time.During trainings and onsite customer work I often get the question, "what will happen if multiple nodes go offline in Redundancy Factor 2?" In this blog post I will explain different scenarios and their behaviors.My cluster is 7 nodes and configured with RF2 (Redundancy and Replication) and HA Reservation is enabled.I've got 30 Windows 11 VDI's (Yes, with vTPM ;)) running in the cluster and all load is spread across the nodes. This is the current usage on the cluster:Now 1 node will go offline. Or in my ca
This post was authored by Nimal Kunnath, Technical Marketing Engineer, NCM and Cloud Native ApplicationsSince the announcement of the strategic partnership of Nutanix and RedHat in 2021, the joint Engineering efforts have come a long way in delivering value to our customers. RHEL 9 has been supported on Nutanix since day 0. A Nutanix Prism collection has been added to the Red Hat Ansible Automation hub, providing the capability to automate Nutanix infrastructure. To further the integration, Red Hat’s full stack automated deployment of the OpenShift Container Platform, commonly known as Installer Provisioned Infrastructure method, is now available for the Nutanix Cloud Platform with the OpenShift 4.11 release. Devops and infrastructure teams can be truly delighted with the combination of the best PaaS on the best IaaS.In this blog, we will be looking at these updates in greater detail as well as understand how Nutanix provides the ideal platform for your Red Hat workloads.With businesse
This week on the podcast, Dwayne chats with Marc Trouard-Riolle, about Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) on Azure and how to get started. Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) on Microsoft Azure enables your applications to be run where you want them, on-premises or in the public cloud, all operated as a single cloud.Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) on Azure Ready to test drive? Nutanix University YouTube PlaylistIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and if you haven't already done so, make sure you are subscribed to the show wherever you consume podcasts.
Today, we are delighted to announce that Nutanix Frame has been named as one of only four Chrome Enterprise Recommended solutions for Virtualization by Google!With this announcement, Frame and Google continue to expand their long-standing partnership to deliver world-class solutions that integrate seamlessly with one another. In addition to ChromeOS and Chrome, Frame provides native integration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Drive for Desktop, Sign-in with Google, as well as Progressive Web App (PWA) technology.Frame and Chrome Enterprise teams worked closely together to validate that Frame met the functionality, end-user experience, and security requirements to achieve this important designation. ChromeOS and Chromebook customers who need to provide access to Windows apps and desktops hosted on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, or their public cloud of choice, now have a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution in Frame that is validated by Google.Simplifying Secu
The 2023 Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) applications are open!We are accepting submissions up to November 4, 2022, at midnight PST. We will announce the new group in December 2022.This program recognizes Nutanix hybrid multicloud experts for their ongoing and consistent external contributions to the community and industry. Nutanix Technology Champions are our advocates and technology ambassadors who influence change with practical advice and bold ideas.The NTC program provides unique opportunities to expand their knowledge further, amplify their brand, and help shape the future of the hybrid multicloud.Benefits to program members include:Early access briefings about Nutanix products and announcements Access to private betas and insight into ongoing product development Participation in exclusive meetings with engineering teams Access to discussions on the Nutanix NTC Slack channel with internal teams Unique activities at our annual .NEXT conference, including pre-show briefings Care
We're pleased to announce that the Approval Policies feature is now available in Tech Preview for the Nutanix Cloud Manager™ (NCM) Self-Service.NCM Self-Service (formerly Calm) provides an easy and seamless way to consume simple Infrastructure as a Service VMs and multi-tier applications via the marketplace[JG1] . This is possible via easy to use blueprints to automate complex application deployment processes. As NCM Self-Service continues to grow its footprint across enterprise deployments, customers have remarked on the need for even better governance and controls on resources provisioned and managed. Governance is key to building a cloud-like experience for IT organizations, and the ability to easily define and monitor policies are important for enterprise customers.Providing a marketplace or a self-service catalog is a great way to allow users to quickly create apps or trigger specific actions, and can help IT to focus on other tasks than just fulfilling repetitive requests. Howeve
In today's episode of the Tech Fusion Podcast, Gaby Beitler and Allen Furmanski join Neil C. Hughes in discussing how Citrix and Nutanix complement each other.Together, we explore the world of Hyperconverged Infrastructure and discuss the importance of relationships, partnerships, and interoperability.Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes. It's also a five-time leader in the Gartner®️ Magic Quadrant™️ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software.
With unstructured data growing exponentially, securing shared storage is increasingly becoming difficult. It is an operational nightmare to identify datacenter weak points let alone predict the next threat. Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, surpassing firewalls and anti-virus software. Does this sound familiar? You plug one hole another opens, you update software, you train end users on how to detect suspicious files or emails but the threats keep coming. The rise of Ransomware in recent years has put companies on red alert. CIO’s are well aware of the impacts this can cause and nearly all would say that security is a top priority for their business.The impacts from Ransomware are staggering:A Cybersecurity Ventures article in 2021 showed that from 2015 to 2021 the damages from Ransomware grew over 57x, from $325M to over $20B. (“Global Ransomware Damage Costs Predicted To Exceed $265 Billion By 2031”) Sophos reports that on average the cost of recovering fr
On my previous blog (Link) I showed you how to build a metro availability. Now I want to "upgrade" both clusters to AHV and enable data protection with the help of Leap to achieve an RPO of zero (0).This blog post are two posts combined. First is the in-place conversion of ESX to AHV and the second is how to enable and configure Leap.ConversionBefore we can change the hypervisor to AHV there are a couple of requirements/things to remember:NGT tools must be installed in each VM: This makes sure we can boot the guest vm's after conversion. Each host must have a uplink NIC team. LACP based load balancing is not supported: So make sure this is turned off on the dSwitch (and on the physical switch). HA and DRS should be enabled; DR activities will be paused during conversion.As my setup is not changed/optimized, I need to change some settings. My vSwitch0 has the following configuration:This will give the following error: "external vswitch vSwitch0 does not have homogeneous uplinks" during
Independent industry reports tell us that the Global Datasphere  – the summation of all globally stored digital data – will grow to 175 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025. To give an idea of that kind of scale, the recent increase in interconnectedness of all things means the average household already fills over 300 iPhones (32 GB) in a year! At that kind of scale and growth, the usual file and block storage paradigms become too unwieldy in terms of management and performance. Object storage is built for hyper-scale and can handle the ever-growing unstructured data mix of social media, video, audio, log files, sensor data, and emails.Objects are stored as constituent pieces of data, essentially a flat list of objects that make up the file. Any relevant metadata is stored with the object and a custom identifier (UUID) is provided, rather than a filename. Objects use the Amazon S3™ storage APIs. This is the de-facto standard for object storage data transfer. Access objects through “GET” and “PU
The Nutanix Objects™ storage solution brings the ability to separate compute and storage in big data distributed applications, allowing you to independently scale each of the individual layers in both your on-premises and cloud datacenters. As part of the Nutanix Unified Storage™ portfolio, Objects form a centralized repository for all unstructured and semi-structured data contained within your data lake.A key value proposition of Nutanix Objects is to scale capacity as needed so you can start small and then grow capacity on demand. It’s a cost-efficient approach where you pay only for the storage you actually need. Data lake management is also efficiently streamlined with the Nutanix Cloud Manager™ (NCM) console , which monitors the processing, analysis, and reporting of your Objects cluster infrastructure. This functionality makes an on-premises data lake built on Nutanix Objects an efficient solution for any size company.Improved Time-To-Value for Analytics WorkloadsWhen we look at
SKALE DB: Powered by HCL and NutanixEnterprises increasingly face database challenges, including rising DB management costs, time-consuming manual DB tasks like provisioning and patching, lack of resource utilization visibility, inability to scale on demand, and a non-existent user experience. To address these challenges, SKALE DB employs best practices, automation, and standardization to simplify database procurement, deployment, monitoring, management, operations, and chargeback.This blog is part 2 of a 2-part series on SKALE DB, explaining the SKALE DB value proposition in depth. Part 1 provides an introduction to SKALE DB. You can also download a combined PDF here.This post was authored by Tobias Ternstrom, VP/GM Databases, Nutanix and Gaurav Sharma, Director & Head – Product Management Group, Hybrid Cloud Business Unit, HCL TechnologiesSKALE DB enables organizations to transform database operations with a secure, scalable, and cloud-ready DBaaS platform, enabled with AI-driven
SKALE DB: Powered by HCL and NutanixEnterprises increasingly face database challenges, including rising DB management costs, time-consuming manual DB tasks like provisioning and patching, lack of resource utilization visibility, inability to scale on demand, and a non-existent user experience. To address these challenges, SKALE DB employs best practices, automation, and standardization to simplify database procurement, deployment, monitoring, management, operations, and chargeback.This blog is part 1 of a 2-part series on SKALE DB. Part 1 provides an introduction to SKALE DB, exploring how HCL and Nutanix technology combine to deliver this unique service. Part 2 explores the SKALE DB value proposition in depth. You can also download a combined PDF.This post was authored by Tobias Ternstrom, VP/GM Databases, Nutanix and Gaurav Sharma, Director & Head – Product Management Group, Hybrid Cloud Business Unit, HCL TechnologiesData is an essential ingredient for digital transformation tod
This post was co-authored by Patrick Campbell, Sr Strategic Marketing Engineer, Nutanix and Cody Richard, Global Partner Solutions Architect, Red HatNearly a year ago, Red Hat and Nutanix announced a strategic partnership to help customers leverage a full stack platform for any hybrid cloud workflow that includes server virtualization and containerization using Kubernetes. As leaders in our respective offerings, Red Hat and Nutanix strive to provide our customers with industry leading open source Kubernetes orchestration and management, a hybrid cloud platform, and a proven Linux distribution.Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift are certified to run on the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), enterprise virtualization deployed on the Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP). The relationship continues to grow with this recent addition of the Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collection for Nutanix NCP, building momentum for customers of both Red Hat and Nutanix.Why Ansible, Why Nutanix?As
With Nutanix Metro Availability you can achieve a RPO of zero (0). This blog post will explain how to set this up.First let me explain my lab:I have two Nutanix clusters (Cluster-1 and Cluster-2) fresh foundationed with AOS 220.127.116.11 and ESX 7.0 U2. DNS and NTP are configured, and I created Storage Containers with the following names (all this is done on BOTH clusters, except the vCLS containers):METRO_1-2 This is for guest vm's running on Cluster-1 which are synced to Cluster-2; Set the advertised capacity to the real capacity; METRO_2-1 This is for guest vm's running on Cluster-2 which are synced to Cluster-1; Set the advertised capacity to the real capacity; vCLS-1 (Only on Cluster-1) This is for the vCLS virtual machine created by vCenter; vCLS-2 (Only on Cluster-2) This is for the vCLS virtual machine created by vCenter. The three containers. Screenshot is from Cluster-2. On Cluster-1 there is a vCLS-1For metro availability you need to have both Nutanix clusters in the same VM
In the Nutanix® DRaaS Infrastructure, there is a tenant cluster and a production VPC for each customer. Generally, customers will have production VMs running on the On-prem cluster. Customers connect their On-prem environment with the Nutanix DRaaS VPC using an IPSec tunnel, which is used by the DRaaS workflow for replicating On-prem production data. During a Disaster Recovery (DR) situation or while running DR Tests, customers would want to failover their VMs from On-prem to a cluster in the DRaaS service.When this happens, usually all VMs in one subnet of an On-prem network (e.g., 192.168.10.0/24) are failed over to the DRaaS service. If the customer chooses to preserve the IP, VMs in the DRaaS service come up with the same IPs as On-prem (e.g., 192.168.10.0/24 network). In such DR situations, customers can certainly choose only certain critical VMs to be replicated, but in those cases, on-prem VMs cannot communicate with VMs in the DR target.WHY, you may wonder?The reason behind thi
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