Nutanix partners with IBM for non-x86 HCI

Nutanix has partnered with IBM to bring their Enterprise Cloud Platform software to the IBM Power System eco-system by supporting Acropolis and AHV on IBM OpenPOWER LC server hardware.

For those of you that wrestle with the transformation of non-x86 to x86 platforms, you will appreciate how this will simplify the consolidation process. In particular, this will allow you to simplify from an Application Transformation, Database or Guest OS migration to a Hypervisor/Hardware Migration. Which reduces risk, complexity, timeline and cost. The diagram below illustrates an example of non-x86 to x86 transformation.

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Turbonomic Technical Poster

vcdx133 Turbonomic and RoundTower Technologies are collaborating on a series of “Powered by Turbonomic” Reference Architecture and Best Practice Guide white papers.

Eric Wright and myself worked together on producing the Turbonomic Technical Poster. Click on the link to download. Any feedback or questions you may have are welcomed. You will also be able to collect your hardcopy from the Turbonomic boot at industry events such as VMworld.

Previously, we also collaborated on a Turbonomic Reference Architecture for VMware vSphere.

First Turbonomic Reference Architecture White Paper

vcdx133 Turbonomic and RoundTower Technologies are collaborating on a series of “Powered by Turbonomic” Reference Architecture and Best Practice Guide white papers.

Eric Wright and myself worked together on producing the first in this series, the Turbonomic Automation Platform with VMware vSphere Reference Architecture. Click on the link to download. Any feedback or questions you may have are welcomed.

Cut the Noise Podcast Episode 2

vcdx133 Yesterday, Episode 2 of the RoundTower “Cut the Noise” podcast was released.  This podcast can be streamed from iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play and Stitcher.

Show summary: Michael Webster, Manager – Business Critical Apps Team, and Josh Odgers, Staff Solution Architect, from Nutanix join Byron Schaller and myself from RoundTower to discuss all things Home Lab, Performance and Nutanix.

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Cut the Noise Podcast

vcdx133 Over the last month I have been working with my colleagues within RoundTower to build the “Cut the Noise” podcast“Cut the Noise” is the platform that RoundTower uses for providing advice to our customers as their trusted advisors.

This podcast can be streamed from iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play and Stitcher.

The intention is to release a 30-45 minute podcast episode every month where we have an honest, interesting and transparent conversation with our guests regarding their area of expertise.

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