“Nutanix is just not a Hyper-converge it is more than it“By Hyperhci
Nutanix founded in 2009 with new original concept called Hyper-converged to sort out the measure silos in three tier architecture of Information Technology and finally got the victory to defeat the three tier silos to invent hyper HCI cutting edge technology.
Nutanix has its own development or evolution of software products history from Nutanix HCI to Xi cloud.
Nutanix core concept was based on Web scale infrastructure to get rid of three tier architecture parallelly removed the multi-hop devices from IT infrastructure.
Nutanix Technology Evolution
Nutanix rapidly developing more complex and automation code for new software products to continuously releasing cutting edge software features that is making Nutanix more than hyper-converge.
Nutanix products has been divided into three categorized
Nutanix core is the basic core software that is installed on direct on bare metal as type-1 hypervisor or deployed as VM on hypervisor i.e Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, Xen server and Microsoft Hyper-V. Nutanix core software are reliable and stable for enterprise and cloud platform.
Nutanix core software are:
- Nutanix Acropolis
- Nutanix AHV
- Nutanix Prism
Nutanix Acropolis is an Operating System also known as Acropolis Operating System (AOS) is the extraordinary artificial intelligence core hardened operating system, which runs top of the supported hypervisor i.e Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, Xen server and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Read more : What is Nutanix Acropolis
Nutanix AHV is Nutanix own developed hypervisor that is known as Acropolis Hyper-Visor (AHV) is native enterprise-grade virtualization for the Enterprise Cloud that’s included with no extra charge.
Read more : What is Nutanix AHV
Nutanix Prism is the one-click management engine and interface for data centre operation to manage nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure.
Prism element is the web-console known for it’s beauty with intelligence built for Nutanix platform to manage invisible infrastructure.
Read more : What is Nutanix Prism
Nutanix essentials are advance software tools to give extended feature to your Nutanix invisible infrastructure and entire Nutanix portfolio to make things better.
Nutanix Essentials are :
- Nutanix Prism Pro
- Nutanix Calm
- Nutanix Flow
- Nutanix Files
Nutanix Prism Pro
Prism Pro also known as Prism central, is the single pane of glass to manage multi-cluster from single web-console. Prism central can manage multi Nutanix Acropolis clusters to register them on Prism central.
Read more : What is Nutanix Prism Pro
Nutanix Calm is the automation and orchestration tool to delivers simple, repeatable, and automated management of application creation, consumption, and governance faster then before.
Simplify the set-up and management of custom enterprise applications by incorporating all elements of each app, including relevant VMs, configurations, and related binaries, into an easy-to-use-blueprint.
Read more : What is Nutanix Calm
Nutanix Flow is the great feature that is works only on Nutanix native hypervisor AHV to provide simple, granular, policy-based application-centric security for your VMs running on AHV via visualization, microsegmentation, and network automation. Implement application-level security without the complexity of traditional network security tools or the concern about interference from other networking components or architectures.
Nutanix Files provides single pane of glass management simplicity, software defined flexibility, software-defined high availability, massive scale, easy self-service management, self-tuning, and self-healing and deep analytics intelligence to meet the modern challenges you face around file data.
Nutanix Enterprises are the enterprise cloud based or integration enabled software to provide business continuity as-surety along with VM’s data backup on cloud as service.
Nutanix enterprises are :
- Nutanix Xi Leap
- Nutanix Xi Frame
- Nutanix Xi Beam
- Nutanix Xi Epoch
- Nutnix Xi IoT
- Nutanix Volumes
- Nutanix Buckets
- Nutanix Era
- Nutanix Karbon
Nutanix Xi Leap
Nutanix Xi Leap is a cloud Disaster Recovery (DR) service and offer DR automation is done by simply selecting VMs for protection, setting up orchestration runbooks, and initiating non-disruptive testing all from within Prism! VMs get replicated in the background and are ready to be recovered in the Xi Cloud in the event of a site failure.
Read more : Nutanix Xi-Leap
Nutanix Xi Frame
Nutanix Xi Frame is a Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) by Nutanix. You can use it to provision Windows or Linux desktops on premise (on Nutanix AHV) or on any major public cloud service (i.e Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform).
Nutanix Frame gives you everything you need to deliver desktops and applications, without the hassle. Deliver Windows software to any device with a standard web browser – no downloads or plug-ins required.
Nutanix Xi Beam
Nutanix Xi Beam deliver Automate Cloud Security Compliance and Cost Governance and full control of your public and private cloud environments with Xi Beam. Easily identify and fix cloud security vulnerabilities and cost leaks in multi-cloud environments.
Leverage Xi Beam to identify and fix cloud security issues in real-time before they affect your business. Get right-sizing information on your resources to keep cloud costs under control.
Nutanix Xi Epoch
Nutanix Xi Epoch deliver quickly and easily ensure the reliability and availability of any application in any environment using Epoch’s live application maps and monitor your service level objectives holistically, and set alerts for aggregated KPIs, rather than tracking thousands of low-level notifications.
Epoch delivers out-of-the-box alerting for “golden signals”—such as latency, error rates, and throughput—that provide operations teams powerful insights into events and trends that can impact end-user experience and application uptime, while eliminating alert fatigue.
Nutnix Xi IoT
Nutanix volumes delivers built-in space efficiency: storage resources automatically include de-duplication, compression, erasure coding, and thin provisioning. Performance scales seamlessly with the size of the Nutanix cluster, eliminating forklift upgrades.
Provision storage with 1-click ease through Prism. Access block storage resources from both VMs and iSCSI simultaneously. Manage block, file, and objects from the same interface.
Buckets allows users to store petabytes of unstructured data on the Nutanix platform, with support for features such as WORM (write once, read many) and object versioning that are required for regulatory compliance, and easy integration with 3rd party backup software and S3-compatible applications.
Nutanix Era is a software suite that automates and simplifies database administration – bringing One Click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning and life cycle management (LCM).
Nutanix Era enables DBAs to provision, clone, refresh, and backup their databases to any point in time. Line of business applications in every vertical depend on databases, providing use cases in both production and non-production environments.
Nutanix Karbon is an on-prem turnkey curated enterprise-grade Kubernetes service offering that simplifies the provisioning, operations and life cycle management of Kubernetes.
Karbon provides a consumer-grade experience for delivering Kubernetes on-premise providing huge savings on OpEx of dedicated DevOps or SRE teams to keep Kubernetes online, up to date or integrated with 3rd party components and tooling.
Nutanix coders are busy to inventing extraordinary software to simplify the Nutanix infrastructure for extraordinary nutanix customers and engineers to learn something new and contentiously pushing learning limits.
So, I can say.. “Nutanix is just not a Hyper-converge it is more than it“
What do you think ?