Experience Simple and Performant Data Consolidation with Nutanix Objects

  • 24 August 2020
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Experience Simple and Performant Data Consolidation with Nutanix Objects
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This post was authored by Wes Kennedy, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Nutanix

Nutanix Test Drive continues to add new use cases and capabilities. Check out our blogs to learn about all of the use cases that have been covered by Test Drive so far

We are excited to expand Nutanix Test Drive for Data Consolidation (TD 2.3) to include Nutanix Objects, our powerful and efficient S3-compliant object store platform. Nutanix Objects allows you to quickly deploy a scalable object store solution for your developers and applications. Nutanix Objects leverages the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud architecture and is directly integrated into Prism Central.

Test Drive an S3-Compatible Object Store Solution with Nutanix Objects

Let’s get started with Nutanix Objects. First, fill out a short form on our Test Drive site. You will receive an email with a link to log in.

When you log in, you will see a menu of modules to explore. Click on the new Consolidate Your Data tile to find Files and Objects available for exploration.

New and Improved Menu

With this release, we’ve also revamped the main menu and broken it down into the following areas to make it easier to navigate around Test Drive:

  • Modernize Your Infrastructure - Create VMs, storage, and manage your infrastructure
  • Automate Operations - Leverage automated intelligence with Prism Pro, and automate application deployment with Nutanix Calm
  • Ensure Business Continuity - Deploy Xi Leap DRaaS to protect your workloads
  • Consolidate Your Data (NEW!) - Spin up a scale-out file server or object server on Nutanix--on the fly

At any time, you can click the Quick Links menu at the bottom right of the screen to quickly jump to different guided tours and deep dives.

Consolidate Your Data

The new guided tours underneath Consolidate Your Data, Scale-Out Object Storage will walk you through:

  • Deploy an Object Store
  • Provide User Access
  • Create a Bucket

If you want to start over for any reason, feel free to X out of the current step and click on Continued Guided Tour at the bottom.

Deploy an Object Store

Nutanix Objects consists of one or more object server VMs (OVMs), which are used to provide S3-compliant object storage. Learn about the object store configuration and gain first-hand experience in deploying an object store

Provide User Access

Providing user access to Nutanix Objects is a quick and easy task. You can create access keys tied to AD/LDAP accounts or email addresses in a few clicks.

Test drive helps you understand how simple it is to create a share and configure various security and protocol options.

Create a Bucket

Nutanix Objects allows you to easily create buckets for your users and applications, along with choosing to enable versioning or lifecycle policies. Moreover, Objects also allows you to configure WORM (Write-Once Read-Many) for a bucket, helping you to meet regulatory needs or protect your data from ransomware.

If you’re considering S3, other AWS or cloud storage, or private cloud, take a test drive on our object store solution and experience its simplicity!

Other Features of Test Drive

Read about the other features of Test Drive by checking out our latest blogs!

Join the Community

Be sure to join the conversation at our NEXT Community Forums

To learn more about Nutanix Objects, please visit our Objects page.

We are continuing to expand the experiences offered in Nutanix Test Drive, so stay tuned for what’s to come! Check it out now at!

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