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Nutanix & VMTurbo: A Match Made In Hyper-Converged Heaven?
Hyper-Convergence is all the rage these days. Just like “Software-Defined X” has steadily grown from a fancy marketing term to a reality, so has Hyper-Convergence, and for good reason. Hyper-converged environments aid in highly efficient scalability coupled with the elimination of infrastructure silos. It refers to an infrastructure that is largely software-defined with tightly integrated compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources. Rather than traditional infrastructure where each resource is typically handled by a discrete component that serves a singular purpose, you can think of this as what many call a “PO in a box.”

Many would argue that Hyperconvergence is the embodiment of the software-defined data center.

However, in order to be the most effective, the components must be integrated and not just simply bundled together. One of the major players in this realm is Nutanix. In the case of Nutanix, they converge compute and storage to form a single node used in their appliance. According to Nutanix, benefits include single unit to scale, localized I/O for high performance, software-defined intelligence, and distributed autonomous systems.

Phew. Okay, so let’s break this down in laymen’s terms. Use of cheaper commodity hardware, enhanced agility, improved scalability and efficiency, centralized systems and management, and did I mention lower costs? Sign me up!


Read the entire article here: Nutanix & VMTurbo: A Match Made In Hyper-Converged Heaven?

Published Monday, August 10, 2015 5:49 PM by David Marshall
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