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  • Dell EMC XC and Nutanix:Bringing the Simplicity and Power of the Cloud to On-Premises IT

    Nutanix Acropolis Explained

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    Make Cloud Invisible

    Make Virtualization Invisible

    Make Storage Invisible

    Acropolis

    Prism

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    Nutanix Software for Dell EMC XC Platform

    Acro

    polis

    Hyper-VESXi AHV

    App Mobility Fabric (AMF)Workload Mobility | Extensibility | Always-On | APIs

    Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF)Webscale Core | Enterprise Data Services | Resiliency

    AWS Azure

    One-Click Provisioning

    Prism

    One-Click Remediation

    One-Click Upgrades

    One-Click Planning

    ContainersBareMetal

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    Make Cloud Invisible

    Make Virtualization Invisible

    Make Storage Invisible

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    Challenges with 3-Tier Architecture

    HYPERVISORHBA firmwareLong-distance data access

    ArchitectureController CPU overloadedCache saturationLUN designDisk hotspotsDifficult expansionQueue depth

    Complicated Management

    Port oversubscriptionZoning \ Masking \ Skills

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    Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric

    Virtual Storage Control Virtual Storage Control

    Flash HDD

    Data Locality Tiering and Caching Compression Deduplication Shadow Clones Snapshots & Clones Pinning (VFM)

    Converged Backups Integrated DR Cloud Connect Metro Availability 3rd party Backup

    Solutions

    Tunable Redundancy Data Path Redundancy Data Integrity Checks Availability Domains

    Data at Rest Encryption

    Nutanix Security DL Cluster Shield Two-factor

    Authentication

    Enterprise Storage Data Protection Resiliency Security

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    Intelligent Tiering

    Overview

    Benefit

    Optimized performance leveraging multiple tiers of storage

    Intelligent placement of data and continuous monitoring of access patterns

    Reduced administrative overheads Dynamically balanced based on

    performance vs capacity

    Feature

    SSD

    SSD

    Map

    Redu

    ce

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    Data Locality Write IO

    Feature Overview

    Benefit

    Reduced latency Increased performance for BCAs

    Data written locally to where compute is running -Replicated for resiliency (RF)

    Completely distributed model (Webscale)Node 1Guest

    VM1

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 2GuestVM 2

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 3GuestVM 3

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    ack received

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    Data Locality Read IO

    Feature Overview

    Benefit

    Reduced latency Increased performance for BCAs No administrative intervention required

    All reads occur locally to where the VM is running Integrated with hypervisor Intelligent tiering utilizes RAM, SSD and HDDNode 1

    GuestVM

    1

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 2GuestVM 2

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 3GuestVM 3

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

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    Data Locality VM Migration

    Feature Overview

    Benefit

    Consistent performance and availability Integration with hypervisor feature set

    After migration the CVM will take ownership of the migrated VM

    All IO Requests served locally Previously written data will be forwarded

    to source CVM and localized

    Node 1

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 2

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 3

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    GuestVM

    1

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    Availability - Host

    Feature Overview

    Benefit

    Platform resiliency Compute and Storage Support for Hypervisor HA featureset

    Self-healing\Resilient architecture Integration into hypervisor availability feature-set

    Node 1Guest

    VM1

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 2

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    Node 3

    Hypervisor

    CVM

    Storage

    GuestVM

    1

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    Intelligent Disk Balancing

    Real-time balancing of storage within the cluster/nodes Supports heterogeneous and homogenous node types (Compute heavy/Storage heavy) Uniform distribution of data Leverages MapReduce framework Requires no manual intervention

    This process is done both during runtime with node/disk placement as well as back ground Curator process

    Larger aka Storage Heavy nodes will have larger capacities and hence hold more data

    After disk balancing has run the utilization will be uniform

    NDFS

    Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor

    VM 1 VM N VM 1 VM N VM 1 VM N

    Storage Storage StorageCVM CVM CVM

    35% 35%35%

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    Tunable Redundancy

    Overview

    Benefit

    Configure different levels of fault tolerance for different applications in the same cluster dynamically

    RF-3 offers protection against two simultaneous disk, node and NIC failures

    Increased resiliency Switch between RF-2 and RF-3 Replication set at the container level Self-healing No administrative intervention required.

    Feature

    CPU

    Memory

    CPU

    Memory

    CPU

    Memory

    CPU

    Memory

    RF-2 Container

    RF-3 Container

    Memory Memory Memory Memory

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    RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-DP on Disks

    Erasure Coding across Nodes

    Optimizes availability (fast rebuilds)Utilizes the entire cluster100 TB usable is now 150 TB

    Bottlenecked by single diskConstrained by disk geometryHot spares waste space

    Next-Gen Storage Optimizations

    NEWOLD

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    Acropolis File Services

    What: On-demand software solution to serve billions of files Turnkey solution that can run on the same platforms as the VMs Centralized management using Prism Scale storage and performance independently

    Why: Eliminate another datacenter silo and all associated complexity Simpler infrastructure stack with reduced TCO

    VM Services

    VM & File

    SMB

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    In-Guest iSCSI Support

    Virtual Machine

    OS

    Hypervisor

    NDSF

    NFS, SMB3, iSCSI

    Improved supportability for MS Exchange deployments

    SQL Server Clustering Support Volume Group: Set of vDisks

    One-Click Provisioning: create Volume Group and attach to VM

    Access Control: VMs can only see their volumes

    Virtual Machine

    OS

    NDSF

    iSCSI Initiator

    iSCSI

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    From Mainstream to Any Workload

    Single Nutanix Fabric Across All Workloads

    ASE DB2

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    Bare Metal forHigh Performance Databases

    Microsoft SQL ServerOracle Databases

    Majority of databases can be virtualized

    But there are times when you might not virtualize

    Licensing costs

    Virtualized limits for max DB size (Server Maximums)

    Need: Support bare metal workloads with scale-out high-performance and

    highly available storage from Nutanix

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    Bare Metal for 3-Tier Applications

    Run your 3-tier App entirely on Nutanix

    Repurpose Nutanix for bare metal DBs Utilize Nutanix better Protect server investment

    High Performance & Highly Available Better price-performance than purpose built All

    Flash systems

    Eliminates traditional Block Storage Complexity Simple Operations

    Web Servers

    App Server

    s

    iSCSI

    ABS

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    Protection Offerings

    Overview

    Integrated protection solutions to allow recoverability from minor to major incidents

    (Site Failure)

    Increased resiliency Reduced complexity Lower administrative overheads

    Feature

    NutanixRTORPO

    Minutes

    Hours

    Minutes

    Near Zero

    Minutes

    Hours

    Minutes

    Minutes

    Time Stream

    Cloud Connect

    Remote Rep

    Metro Avalability

    Benefit

    Minorincidents

    Majorincidents

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    Local Snapshots (Time Stream) RPO: minutesRTO: minutes

    Use CasesProtection against Guest OS corruptionSnapshot VM environmentsSelf-Service File Level Restore

    Points of differentiationVM granularityNo performance impactVM and application level consistency Lower $ / GB with storage heavy/only

    nodes

    vdisk Local VM-Centric Snapshots

    Primary

    Cluster

    CPU

    Memory

    CPU

    Memory

    CPU

    Memory

    CPU

    Memory

    NutanixSnapshots have

    byte-level Resolution

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    Feature Overview

    Benefit

    Self-service recovery without Admin intervention

    Easy to setup and manage Viable backup solution for mid sized

    customers and Tier-2 workloads

    Simplification of data recoverability process

    Item level recovery of independent files from VM Snapshots

    Self-Service capabilities

    Self Service File Restore

    VMT1VM

    T2VMT3

    VMT3VM T4

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    Metro AvailabilitySynchronous Replication

    Overview