Tag Archive: virtualization

Mar 03 2014

Nutanix Shadow Clones Explained and Benchmarked


One of the Nutanix features that drastically improve VDI performance and end-user experience is Shadow Clones. I briefly discussed Shadow Clones in the past. However, before explaining how Shadow Clones work let’s recap how VMware View Linked Clones work (the same is valid for XenDesktop MCS). To deploy linked clone desktops the administrator first creates …

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Feb 22 2014

Disaster Recovery – Failover and Failback with Nutanix

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Nutanix has built-in VM-Centric, multi-site, bi-directional, multi-topology disaster recovery and replication engine that also supports VMware Site Recovery Manager and Run Book Automation tools. The replication utilizes incremental and fine-grained byte-level data transfers with intelligent data compression, eliminating network and storage resource throttle. Administrators may completely failover entire deployments to a secondary datacenter and later on …

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Feb 11 2014

Cloning and Powering VMs on Nutanix with VAAI [Video]

I was given a Nutanix cluster to learn about the product, features and interoperability. During the installation and configuration process I recorded videos to demonstrate how simple and easy Nutanix really is. While I believe Nutanix biggest features are the web-scale properties (I will discuss more later), such as true linear scale-out performance and shared nothing …

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