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Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Announcements from Nutanix .NEXT Conf 2018 US

Last week in New Orleans (US) Nutanix did lot of the great announcements for its vision & mission on their incoming products and solutions as well as those existing with more enhancements:

Nutanix Beam > new stuff from Nutanix, to simplify Multi Cloud optimization & management with intelligent consumption planning, so you will have better Cloud control (Nutanix – AWS & Azure)!

Nutanix Flow  > SDN – Software Defined Networking solution, go beyond Micro-segmentation with Nutanix & Netsil (acquired by Nutanix) supported from AOS 6.5 released in April.

Nutanix Era > Databases made simple with 1 Click database Clone/Refresh, Database provisioning and Life Cycle Management (LCM) so you will be able to start with Copy Data Management, initially support for Oracle and Postgres databases … and will be expanded over the time to include MS SQL Server and MySQL.

Nutanix Xtract > support for migration from AWS EC2 to Nutanix AHV…

Nutanix X-Ray > Nutanix is going Open Source with this automation test platform and as latest version will support MS Hyper-V & Storage Spaces.

Nutanix Calm > Apps Automation & Multi Cloud Management (AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Platform GCP).

Acropolis File Services (AFS) > support for NFS v4 and much more on API.
Acropolis AOSS (Object Storage Services) – new stuff and for more info check it here.

Check more in details in Nutanix Blog posts …

We will see what’s NEXT in the Nutanix NEXT Conference 2018 EU in London … check and register if you want to attend & see you there!

Stay tuned …

 

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Storage Field Day 15 … #SFD15

I’m honored to be invited as Tech Field Day delegate for the next TFD event that is Storage Field Day 15 which is going to be held on 7-9 March 2018. GestaltIT is one of the greatest company with unique activities like TechFieldDays covering Tech, Storage, Cloud, Networking Virtualization, Wireless, Mobility etc.

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We will have great companies which are going to present their products and solutions. They are:

COHESITYDATRIUM WEKAIO HGST HEDVIG IBM HUAWEI STARWIND.

All of these companies have their unique solutions and products for the Storage, some of them are new in the market, some of them still continuing to cover the global market with their solutions, but all of them trying to bring the new features and easy to use in the Data Centers as well as Cloud & Edge connectivity and not leaving aside the bare-metal stuff.

Looking forward to see what’s next with all of them and for sure delegates will have super focus on their solutions with lot of questions and clarification so you can follow the Storage Tech Days 15 on this link where we will be live + on Twitter #SFD15

About the #SFD15 Delegates:

Arjan Timmerman
Chanaka Ekanayake
Chin-Fah Heoh
Dan Frith
Rachel Traylor
Glenn Dekhayser
Josh De Jong
Lino Telera
Mariusz Kaczorek
Michael Stanclift
Ray Lucchesi

Will be a great opportunity to meet all of them, including super staff of the Tech Field Day Stepehe FoskettBen Gage !

Stay tuned for more updates …

Nutanix Technology Champion NTC 2018

I’m honored to be awarded again for the 2nd time in row as Nutanix Technology Champion NTC 2018. This is very great community group with lot of the activities and benefits talking about the Nutanix Technology.

Nutanix NTC – “This group of champions are IT professionals from every cloud, application and technology group. Their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise help their organizations and the virtualization community achieve more…” – proud to be part of it!

The Announcement for the Nutanix Technology Champion 2018

Stay tuned !

Cohesity – brings Light on your Dark Data…

Primary Storage & Secondary Storage – two terms that are very well-known in the nowadays IT technology companies, articles, blogs, social media (LinkedIn, Twitter). Well, Primary Storage – consist the Primary Storage solution for the mission critical data & strict SLAs, however the Secondary Storage – cover much more than the Primary Storage like Data Protection, File Shares, Archiving, Backups, Analytics, Clones, Test/Dev, Cloud etc – in general its Dark Data that is fragmented and inefficient inside your Data Centers.

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Today I’m going to cover the Secondary Storage with a DataPlatform technology that is more than ready to sunshine the Dark Data. It’s Cohesity – Data Platform solution that takes care about the Secondary Storage with its unique & innovative Hyper-Converged Architecture:

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  • Distributed Scale-out platform (OASIS – Open Architecture for Scalable Intelligent Storage)
  • Data Protection (including physical servers support for Windows & Linux) – policy driven
  • Replication, Cloud Replication & Cohesity native Replication.
  • Global DeDuplication (Inline & post) & Compression,
  • SnapTree snapshot mechanism (infinite snapshots),
  • Instant Clones for Test/Dev, REST API
  • Indexing for the global search like Google engine,
  • Granular VM, File or Object-level Recovery
  • Encryption,
  • File Shares (NFS & SMB),
  • Analytics,
  • Monitoring,
  • Cloud rich Integration with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform & OpenStack.

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So you will be ready to take Control of your Secondary Storage data with Simplicity & Efficiency, Eliminating Complexity, Integrate with vmware and existing backup software (Veeam & Commvault), ensures fast RPOs to 15 min/ enable instantaneous RTOs, Cloud Integration with AWS, Azure and GCP and will have cost-effective backup and recovery to reduce CAPEX & OPEX with this single solution.

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Finally Cohesity Hyper-Converged Secondary Storage solution can work hand-in-hand with Primary Storage solutions like: Intel, PureStorage, Tintri, Tegile & recently Cisco UCS.

Stay Tuned!