Nutanix Clusters on AWS is now live. Formerly known as Xi Clusters, this offering has been talked about for a few years; great to see it has finally arrived. I think the reason for the long incubation period is that Nutanix wanted to get it right. This is a great offering for those customers that want to continue their journey to hybrid cloud using Nutanix software.
Using it is quite simple, you subscribe to Nutanix Clusters, link to your AWS account and deploy. Then you can link your existing Prism Central instance to the AWS-based Nutanix Cluster to provide a single management plane. For the budget constrained, they also have a pause button to save the state of the cluster which avoids expensive AWS charges.
As part of my NPX preparation (AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional is one of the recommended qualifications) and my RapidMatter GitHub project (will run from AWS), I have been delving into the world of Amazon Web Services. One statement: “Wow!” I can see why they are the world leader in Public Cloud services.
Here is the cool thing, as an Enterprise/Cloud Architect you have a MASSIVE library of services (40+ at time of writing) that you can use to develop Cloud-based solutions for your customers. As you read through the list below, you will see the fundamental building blocks for every solution. By having this service matrix, you do not have to reinvent the wheel; it already exists and is ready to go. Thus, you can focus on making sure your customer requirements are being met with elegant and innovative designs.
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