Nutanix is all in one solution building block for virtualization. It allows you to virtualize your workloads without requiring a SAN. This approach allows for many benefits, such as buy what you need, when you need it and a reduction in complexity around architecture and operations. I see Nutanix as perfect fit for VDI and Cloud workloads. Where there is uncertainty in the workload and large scale is needed, Nutanix can make a great fit.

The Nutanix Complete Cluster is delivered via a compact, but powerful Nutanix Complete Block. Each Complete Block is mountable on a standard 19” rack with 3-4 industry standard x86 server nodes. Each node runs a standard hypervisor and is complete with processors, memory and local storage (SSDs and hard disks).

Nutanix Complete Cluster Specifications

Per Node*
(4 nodes per Block)
Per Block
Compute Dual Intel Xeon X5650 processors
6 cores / 2.66GHz
8 Intel Xeon X560 processors,
48 cores
Storage Capacity 320 GB of PCIe SSD (FusionIO)
300 GB SATA SSD
5 TB of SATA HDDs
(5 x 1 TB; 7200 rpm SATA)
1.3 TB of PCI-e SSD (FusionIO)
1.2 TB SATA SSDs
20 TB of SATA HDDs
(20 x 1 TB; 7200 rpm SATA)
Memory 48 GB RAM, expandable to 192 GB RAM 192 GB RAM, expandable to 768 GB RAM
Wordload Sizing – per block 80-100 server workloads; 200-300 virtual desktops
Network Connections 1x10GbE, 2x1GbE 4x10GbE, 8x1GbE
Certifications UL, CSA, CE, VCCI
High Availability N-way fully fault-tolerant controller fabric
Hypervisor VMware vSphere 5.x
*Each node contains remote lights-out management port

 

Source: Nutanix

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