Nutanix Objects

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Nutanix Objects is deployed on top of the Nutanix platform, it can take advantage of AOS features like deduplication, compression, replication and more. Nutanix Objects is a software-defined Object Store Service. This service is designed with an Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) compatible REST API interface capable of handling petabytes of unstructured and machine-generated data


Supported Configurations:

The solution is applicable to the configurations below (list may be incomplete, refer to documentation for a fully supported list):

Core Use Case(s):

  • Backups

  • Big data/analytics

Management interfaces(s):

  • Prism Central (PC)


  • N/A - Runs on Nutanix MSP (Dependent on MSP supported Hypervisors)


  • LCM

The figure shows the high-level mapping of the conceptual structure


  1. Bucket

  • An organization unit exposed to users and contains the objects (think share to a file on a file server)

  1. Object

  • The actual unit (blob) of storage and item interfaced with via the API (GET/PUT).

  1. S3

  • The term used to describe the original object service Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced. Now is used synonymously for an object service. S3 also is used to define the object API which is highly leveraged throughout projects.

For more information please refer to the following articles

Object services

Object user guide

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