We are ready to start the Nutanix .NEXT Keynote Day 2. I’m expecting to see more demos and talked about some of the technologies mentioned yesterday in more depth.
Sudheesh Nair is kicking off our second day. Very interesting start of the keynote with some jokes and admitting that the announcements from yesterday where a bit light but he promised us that we will be digging deeper during today’s keynote.
But before we start the technology demos, Sudheesh is is having a conversation with Nasqad CEO. They talked about how Nasqad disrupted about the trading market and how automation and data analytics are very important but that everything has to have a human aspect.
Sunil Potti is up next presenting. His presentation started with a video of how Nutanix can be that single fabric to manage public, and private clouds. The hybrid cloud is the focus of his message.
Sunil shared with us that Nutanix biggest customer has over 1750 nodes and it is 100% running on AHV. This a very interesting fact, which tights into the numbers shared yesterday where AHV is now deployed on 23% of nodes.
Nutanix has software ELAs that allows the customer to choose any hardware platform and migrated from one hardware to another one at any time.
One OS for all workloads, one fabric accross all different type of clouds.
Nutanix is announcing two tools to make migrations simpler. VM Xtract and DB Xtract. 1-click migrations make the world of difference
Performance has always been important so for benchmarking Nutanix is announcing X-Ray, this is an HCI testing tool.
A very interesting announcement is the ability of 1-node and 2-node. There has been a 1-node option for data protection for awhile so It will be interesting the use cases. ROBO and Edge Clouds were a couple examples.
Continuing with the announcement, one click networks allow the customer to deploy VLANs, load balancing and micro segmentation from PRISM. Design and deploy from a single interface. We will look for which L3-L7 partners will be working with Nutanix to execute on this.
Calm.IO join Nutanix a little over a year ago and now has been fully integrated as Nutanix Calm, all the features soon to come to PRISM central
Nutanix Calm can help you with machine learning based actions on your data center like delete VMs, change configurations but also will help you to decide where you should run that workload on-premises or public cloud.
We are looking at the Nutanix Calm, which is backed into PRISM central. A few big things mentioned during the demo, vGPUs on AHV, PRISM central to have its own release cycle and dynamic alerting all based on the machine learning.
One-click hybrid networks from Nutanix Calm allows you automatically create AWS networks from your Nutanix implementation
One more thing… but a huge thing Xi Cloud. It is an extension of the data center, making operations easier and providing DR services
Enabling DR shouldn’t be difficult and this is the focus of Xi Cloud, making it simple. Very important part of this announcement is that all the Xi cloud features can be deployed on-premises on the NX platform.
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