Comtrade, Nutanix

HAIKU.. holding to adopt Nutanix AHV.. hold no more…

Since Nutanix had introduced AHV –  there had been lots of speculation as Nutanix was moving out of HCI and moving towards full stack enterprise platform. More can be found about Nutanix AHV at Josh Odgers’s excellent blog here.

With every release Nutanix AHV we had been seen new features been added, but the only thing a general adaptation was holding it was a proper backup solution. Perhaps there were adaptation of AHV using native data protection or using legacy backup solutions, some vendors* do supports AHV but it does not seems to go with them looking at the other factors.

Last week to fill the gap Comtrade Softwares well-known for SCOM MP for Nutanix had released backup software exclusive for Nutanix Platform.. HYCU.. pronounced as haiku is form of japanese poetry known for simplicity.. is well suited name for the solution following Nutanix design simplicity..

HYCU is using Nutanix API talks to Nutanix Acropolis directly and not to the hypervisor running on Nutanix Platform making it hypervisor agnostics. It also support automatic discovery of applications running inside virtual machines to protect them.

The best part of HYCU is it follow Nutanix simplistic approach. In may test setup i was literally done in less than 5 min.. then i was left thinking what to do next.. have a coffee..

The dashboard is designed keeping in my the most important required information available in single sight for administrators as well as any C levels.

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HYCU currently support backup targets as Azure, AWS or any NFS or CIFS shares or Nutanix AFS.


The protection is based on policy which can be customised as per your need to be compliant with primary and or secondary backup target.

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The intuitive interfaces is really going to make administrators job easy with access to required options and information available.. with less babysitting.

HYCU has also introduce self-service for end users to remove dependency from administrators and simplifing recovery when needed.

Moving forward although it is release one and still room for developement lots of backups vendors are trying to jump onboard and support AHV. The key with HYCU is its cost which makes much affordable for every sector and to eliminate the hypervisor tax without off-setting to other side..

Stay tuned for hands-on videos of install and configuration of HYCU..




Rubrik has always been a software-focused company. We have successfully converged multiple hardware and software components of the traditional world into a very simple and elegant software-based Cloud Data Management solution. Rubrik unifies backup, instant recovery, replication, search, analytics, archival, compliance, and copy data management into one secure fabric across the data center and public…

via Data Protection Defined and Delivered Through Software — Product – Rubrik

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End-to-End Data Management with Nutanix AHV – Rubrik

Last week, we announced Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release. Alta brings many cool, innovative additions. One of the items that I’m most excited about is support for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) virtual machines. Rubrik now provides end-to-end data management for Nutanix. So, users can securely access data instantly, automate protection policies, and manage…

via End-to-End Data Management with Nutanix AHV — Product – Rubrik

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How easy is to replace disk in Nutanix AOS — VMwaremine

Q: How many disks types you know? A: Two. Those already broken and those will fail soon 🙂 How Nutanix AOS handle disk failures? Nutanix AOS has build in, out of the box self… The post How easy is to replace disk in Nutanix AOS appeared first on VMwaremine – Artur Krzywdzinski | Nutanix.

via How easy is to replace disk in Nutanix AOS — VMwaremine – Artur Krzywdzinski | Nutanix

External, Rubrik

Introducing Alta: Instant Application Availability for the Modern Enterprise — Product – Rubrik

At Rubrik, we have an obsessive focus on our customers. We’ve built a simple and elegant product to address our customers’ pain points in managing enterprise data. Today, we’re amplifying this objective by introducing Alta, Rubrik’s ninth and most significant product release. This release delivers more new features than any previous release to offer the complete…

via Introducing Alta: Instant Application Availability for the Modern Enterprise — Product – Rubrik

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Simplified Sizing for Virtualizing SAP Environments — Long White Virtual Clouds

I recently had the pleasure of attending SAP & ASUG SapphireNow conference in Orlando Florida, where the audience learned that SAP systems now have up to 76% of world GDP running through them. I had many questions about sizing SAP for virtualized environments, which also comes up on a daily basis in the work my…

via Simplified Sizing for Virtualizing SAP Environments — Long White Virtual Clouds



From all of our amazing authors and team at MVPDays publishing we have done it again.

From May 23-27,2017 you can get yourself a copy of each of our books we have released this year.

You may be asking yourself why we do this??? The answer is so simple… Because we love to share with you the IT community.

We recently had a chance to speak at #VeeamON 2017 the world’s largest availability Conference put on by Veeam Software.

During our sessions, we gave away copies of our books and decided why not make them free once again for everyone.

It’s our little way of giving back to all of you for working so hard in your day jobs.

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