Your Complete Guide to Nutanix Files Training Resources

  • 30 September 2021
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Your Complete Guide to Nutanix Files Training Resources
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Do you want to know more about Nutanix Files? Have you been thinking about getting training and/or a certification but don’t know where to start? Look no further! Here is your one stop shop to all things Files.


With Nutanix Files, you can handle billions of files and tens of thousands of user sessions, scale your clusters, add more computing and/or memory to the file server VMs, and so much more. Want to learn how? Take advantage of these great resources so that you’re using Files to its fullest potential!


Take our Training Courses

Getting Started | Files

In this free online course, we will give you an introduction into the foundations of Files that will give you the jump start you need to succeed!

Data Services Essentials

Learn about data services and Nutanix data services technologies, specifically Nutanix Files, Nutanix Objects, and Nutanix Volumes.

Nutanix Data Services Administration

This course teaches you the administrative skills needed to install, configure, manage, and upgrade three different Nutanix storage solution products: Nutanix Files, Nutanix Volumes, and Nutanix Objects.

  • Nutanix Files - As part of this course, you will set up and manage Nutanix Files, a software-defined, scale-out file storage solution that provides a repository for unstructured data, such as home directories and departmental shares.

  • Nutanix Volumes - You will learn how Nutanix Volumes provides file storage for your physical workloads, with the same simplicity as virtualized workloads, consolidating infrastructure into a single unified platform. 

  • Nutanix Objects - Nutanix Objects allows you to build a simple, secure, and scale-out stack. We show you how easy it is to spin up the Nutanix Objects service in a few simple steps.

Once you’ve completed the training, test your knowledge and apply what you’ve learned by getting NCP-DS certified! 


Read our E-Books

What is Nutanix Files? 

Nutanix Files is a software-defined, scale-out file storage solution that provides a repository for unstructured data, such as home directories, user profiles, departmental shares, application logs, backups, and archives. Download this tech note to learn how Files, as a fully integrated component of the Nutanix enterprise cloud OS:

  • Consolidates VM and file storage, eliminating the need to create an infrastructure silo.

  • Unifies and simplifies management by allowing administrators to manage Files with Nutanix Prism.

  • Reduces administration and configuration time for deploying and maintaining your environment.

  • Delivers on-demand performance and automated provisioning to provide highly scalable file management.

Reimagine File Services With Nutanix Files 

File Services need not be complex. The challenges associated with Network Attached Storage (NAS) such as long planning cycles, complex deployment and management, and forklift upgrades are not trivial. A new approach is needed to file services, that bring the scalability and elasticity of the public cloud without compromising enterprise grade features for your on-prem file server needs. Download this white paper to take a peek at:

  • Is it time to rethink file services?

  • File server requirements for the cloud era

  • How Nutanix Files combines the best attributes of NAS and public cloud


Watch demos on our Youtube Channel

Nutanix Files: Enterprise File Services

Here you can find a playlist of all our demos on Nutanix Files to see it live in action.

Our top recommendations: 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Nutanix University Youtube Channel to get all the latest demos on Files and all of our products!


Listen to our Podcast

Nutanix Files: File Storage for the Cloud Era

Listen to a chat with Mike McGhee about Nutanix Files – where they cover deployment scenarios, uses cases and fun with DNS.


Top Resource Guides

Find even more important resources on Files. 

Nutanix Bible

A detailed narrative of the Nutanix architecture, how the software and features work and how to leverage it for maximum performance.

Test Drive

Build your clouds your way in a few clicks. Instantly complete all your IT tasks on a unified cloud platform with Nutanix. Try it today.


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This article was written by Bellisa Bui, Global Partner Marketing Specialist. 


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