Boom! Activate our DR plan, We have a DR plan right? right guys? – @Nutanix Replication

I did a quick video for use for the Edmonton vForum. My session is really around being a service provider for your customers whom every they’re and protecting and responding to their business needs. Please take a look at s technical level how Nutanix replication works. Please leave any questions in the comments and I will respond ASAP.


Low Impact for Native & 3rd Party Replication on Nutanix

If you are going to store replicated data using the Native Nutanix replication or use a 3rd party replication software like Zerto, Veeam or vRanger you can exclude the PCIe-SSD tier to minimize impact to other applications running on the cluster.
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DR in Box with Zerto


When Nutanix launched the NX-3000 Series Hardware and NOS 3.0, replication was a major feature. I wrote about some of the capabilities in this article. The article also mentions some third party vendors that you can use to replicate your data from one site to another. When talking with customers I have been recommending Zerto as a great option to move data between different storage vendors. While our replication is great we do require both ends of the link to have Nutanix nodes running.

I believe Zerto to be the most similar to what Nutanix has to offer with our Native replication. Nutanix and Zerto are similar in the following ways:
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Nutanix Provides Native Replication & Aids 3rd Party Replication\DR

Today Nutanix publicly launched our new operating system version 3.0 and new hardware. While this a big release for us I want to focus on disaster recovery and more importantly how to get there without blowing the hinges off the bank. More information on NX-3000 Series Hardware and NOS 3.0 can be found here.

Having a disaster recovery plan for most people is like being healthy. You know you should be healthy but you can keep kicking it to the curb because it’s not easy, and both cost more money than the alternatives. We usually only start eating healthy after something bad has happened to us or a loved one. The same is true for IT departments; no one wants to pay for a duplicate datacenter due to cost, staffing and the additional complexity.
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10 things in AD that can hurt your Application and Desktop Virtualization efforts and how to fix them

One of the best sessions at BriForum 2012 came the way of Carl Webster. Lots of prep-work and material at the ready for the audience. Carl used four separate test environments for his session, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012.

While I think Carl spends a lot of time with Citrix the content is valuable for everyone, View, XenDesktop and for PC lovers a like.

You can find a copy of his presentation at the bottom of the page. THE GOODS