NVIDIA just released their GRID 2.0 GPU technology. In earlier articles I already described vGPU and the impact of GPUs in the datacenters. With this new release NVIDIA bumped up the use cases and performance characteristics to drive adoption of GPU within VDI and SBC implementations.
Archive for September 1, 2015
With the introduction of Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC) Citrix showed a renewed interest in cloud based services, although cloud can mean a lot of things the introduction and implementation is in line with the thoughts of Nutanix’s scale out model and focus on ease of use and time to market.
With .Next behind us and all of the announcements have made their impact, we now can take a look at how to extend the Acropolis capabilities to other workloads. One of those obvious workloads is application and desktop virtualization (also referred to as SBC/VDI). We are proud to say that Acropolis and Acropolis Hypervisor were awarded Citrix Ready certification for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp 7.6.
Based on my earlier script to import theSSL certificate for vCenter I decided to do the same for the Nutanix PRISM interface, the previous script could be easily reused with some small modifications as I had to add the port number to the URL where the certificate needs to be fetched from.
Just recently Nutanix released Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 4.1.4, Magnus Andersson (part of the Performance and Solution engineering team just like me) wrote a small blogpost on the enhancements in 4.1.4 here. As my cluster was still on NOS 4.1.3 I finally had a moment to sit down and update my cluster.
About 2 weeks ago Nutanix held its very first .Next inaugural conference in Miami and as it has been a while since I last blogged so I thought it would be a good start to pick things up again and write about my own experiences and the announcements during the conference as it was my first conference where I could peak into the vendor side of a conference.