June 21, 2016
Nutanix on Tuesday enhanced its hyper-converged infrastructure solutions by adding all-flash nodes, self-service, support for containers and new services for its newly minted Acropolis hypervisor.
Nutanix’ Acropolis Container Services now provides support for containerized applications and micro-services architectures that can be deployed on the Nutanix platform for persistent storage.
For applications such as Oracle RAC or DB2, which run on bare metal servers, Acropolis Block Services (ABS) allows these applications to use the Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric for increased performance and availability.
All-Flash nodes are now available across Nutanix’s portfolio and are offered at a modest cost increase over Nutanix’ hybrid appliances.
In addition, Nutanix announced new self-service capabilities in Nutanix Prism that allow developers and ops professionals to directly provision and manage applications and infrastructures. The Prism On-Click capability also now includes machine intelligence, so data center managers can see the impact of changes to the infrastructure on applications and performance.
Further, a new integrated network visualization capability also now provides a view into how VMs are connected to physical and virtual networks, simplifying remediation of network issues.
Nutanix now also has OpenStack Drivers, and a jointly engineered solution with Microsoft to deliver an Azure-like private cloud environment.
Finally, the next release of Nutanix Prism will be able to manage VMware ESXi environments.
Acropolis Block Services and Acropolis Container Services are expected to be available in Jyly. Nutanix Prism self-service capabilities, scenario-based modeling, AHV dynamic scheduling, ESXi management from Prism and network visualization are expected later. Nutanix OpenStack drivers are available now and Microsoft CPS on Nutanix is expected to be available in July.