August 2015 archive

Danger! Beware of potential Data Loss through Bit Rot…

Not all Hyperconverged Solutions are created equal. It’s all very well for vendors to discuss data resiliency and data recovery, but when they claim to support Tier One workloads, yet are not giving real consideration and protection to customer’s data, then there is a problem for the customer. One such example is VSAN. Unfortunately for …

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VMware Horizon View on Acropolis Hypervisor

One of the submissions for the Nutanix Coding Challenge is quite interesting from a VDI point of view. The team at EZDC Automation used the self-service engine from vCloud Automation Center (vRA) to automate the creation and customization of desktops using the Acropolis API’s and making them available in VMware Horizon View for use. In this case Horizon View is handling …

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Nutanix All Flash, Only When Required – VM Pinning

Nutanix continues to innovate at an incredible pace, with new features released every few months. All that is possible only because the data and management fabrics are completely independent from the hypervisor, not in-kernel. This enforced detachment has also allowed Nutanix to implement features such as non-disruptive upgrades for the entire stack, including drivers, firmware …

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