Nutanix Community Edition! be warned: You are going to buy new lab gear!

As one of 20 NTC’s worldwide, I was selected to join the closed Nutanix CE alpha group to test the heck out of this new cool software: The “Nutanix Community Edition”. Nutanix CE is a 100% software solution enabling technology enthusiasts to easily evaluate the latest hyper convergence technology at zero cost. Nutanix Community Edition is a lighter-weight, free version of the Nutanix Operating System (NOS), which powers the Nutanix Virtual Platform. The Community Edition of NOS is designed for … [Read more...]

Scale Computing Adds Disaster Recovery for SMB

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend a great meeting with Scale Computing at Virtualization Field Day 4 in Austin, Texas. I had met Jason Collier (@bocanuts) before at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2012. Jason has managed to build Scale Computing HC3 System into a real mature product in the last 2.5 years. Scale Computing HC3 There are three models – the HC1000, HC2000, HC4000 – that support anywhere from 3 quad core to 6 hex core CPUs, from 96GB to 384GB DRAM and from 6 to 28.8TB … [Read more...]

Nutanix – NOS 3.0 & NX3000 – The 400VM 2U Building Block

Nutanix's mission is to virtualize a datacenter without the need for a SAN. This approach allows for many benefits, such as buy what you need, when you need it and a reduction in complexity around architecture and operations. The NX3000 The Nutanix NX3000 comes per block of 4 blade like servers called ‘nodes’. Each Node has local storage comprising of 1x PCI-e SSD (400GB) , 1x 2,5” SATA SSD (300GB) and 5x 2,5” SATA HDD (1TB). All the nodes have two CPU sockets. Each socket can now contain 8 … [Read more...]