Year: 2015

NPX – VMware vSphere versus Nutanix AHV

If you are familiar with VMware vSphere, you can use this feature comparison to understand what the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor and Acropolis Management Framework is capable of in Acropolis-base software version (AOS) 4.5.

NPX – Sizing a Nutanix Cluster

If you are used to sizing traditional 3-tier infrastructure, you will have to alter your methodology to correctly size a Nutanix Cluster.  The major difference is the selection of the correct appliance hardware and sub-options for the cluster (Vendor, Sockets, Cores, GHz/core, RAM, SSD, HDD, SED, GPU, 1GbE, 10GbE, Rack

NPX – Mock Panel Timer

Following the style of  “VCDX Timer” by Andrew Mitchell, I have created the same for NPX Candidates wanting to perform mock panel defences with the NPX Certification Program.  Many thanks to Andrew who has graciously allowed me to use his HTML/CSS code as a base template.

Announcement – VMware Photon Controller Open Source Availability

The Photon Controller Open Source is now available.  The VMware Photon Platform (announced at VMworld) will be available in 2016 with Private Betas starting now.  To avoid confusion, be aware that vSphere Integrated Containers are separate from the Photon Platform.  vSphere Integrated Containers are a Unified Hybrid Platform that extends

Web-Scale and Cloud-native Design Considerations

This is my take on how Web-Scale and Cloud-native technologies have changed the consulting process for infrastructure design.

VCDX – I FAILED, now what?

You have recently defended and received the message: “I regret to inform you that your attempt to achieve VCDX certification was unsuccessful.”  What should you do next?  Do you immediately submit for the next defence, wait and recuperate or just abandon it altogether? It all depends upon your personal circumstances

NPX – Preparation Strategy for D-Day

The NPX blueprint is quite a challenge because it requires the mastery of two hypervisors, the Nutanix XCP eco-system (including Dell OEM appliances) and the silos of Enterprise Information Technology (Compute, Network, Storage, Backup/Recovery, Security, etc.). Once you have submitted your NPX document set, you have 60 days to get

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