Feeds

Nutanix tacks Cloud Connect onto Amazon's cloudy back-end

Plus: New hyperconverged box adds grunt...

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Nutanix claims its new hyperconverged appliance is like a high-speed train compared to the narrow gauge railway run by its competitors. It can also take you to the cloud.

The company’s hyper-converged appliances feature four nodes in a scale-out appliance, just like VMware’s basic EVO: RAIL hardware design. They also provide a private cloud environment.

The entry-level NX-1020 has a 6-core Ivy Bridge CPU with 200GB of SDD and 2 x 1TB of disk to support up to 15 VMs (virtual machines). The NX-1050 has a dual Sandy Bridge mill with 12 cores, 400GB of SSD and 4 x 1TB disk drives. That’s good for up to 50 VMs.

There are four NX-3000 series appliances, the NX-3050, 30521, 3060 and 3061, running up to 20 cores from dual Ivy Bridge CPUs, 1.6TB of flash and the same 4 x 1TB of disk. They support up to 115 VMs.

Layered above these in product positioning terms are four 6000 models, with pretty much the same hardware features as the NX-300s but with two nodes per appliance. The single node NX-7110 has up to 6 x 1TB disks but just 800GB of SSD and a 209-core dual Ivy Bridge CPU design.

The new NX-8150 is much more powerful, featuring 20 or 24 cores from dual Ivy Bridge CPUs, 4 x SSDs (400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB) for maximum of 6.4TB of flash, and 20 x 1TB disks, making 20TB of disk. Nutanix says it has been designed for applications that need high storage capacity, low latency and fast storage performance – such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, and Oracle and SAP databases. A single NX-8150 supports up to 3500 Exchange mailboxes with 100 messages/day in its 2U of rack space.

Nutanix claims this is a go-faster hardware spec compared with VMware’s EVO: RAIL node with its two Intel E5-2620 v2 six-core CPUs, single 400GB SSD and 3 x 1.2TB drives, even though the 4-node EVO: RAIL appliance has 24 cores, 1.2TB of flash and 12 x 1.2TB drives.

Nutanix has also announced its Cloud Connect product: this integrates Amazon’s Web Services cloud with a Nutanix environment, so making a hybrid cloud offering. It provides data protection to Amazon with recovery from it, with – according to Nutanix – no need for any third-party hardware.

Get Nutanix appliance tech specs here (PDF). ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS
Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.