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Usable Capacity Comparison PART 2 – Nutanix ADSF vs VMware vSAN – CloudXC

In Part 1 of Usable Capacity Comparison between vSAN/VxRAIL and Nutanix, we’ve learned Nutanix provides more usable Capacity along with greater capacity efficiency, flexibility, resiliency, and performance when using Deduplication & Compression as well as Erasure Coding.

I also asked the question Is there a way to improve usable capacity for vSAN and provided four examples (below).

1) Use a single disk group so only one SSD’s worth of capacity is “lost” to cache

2) Use more SSDs and/or higher capacity SSDs per disk group

3) Use Compression / Deduplication

4) Use Erasure Coding / RAID5 or 6.

Read more via Usable Capacity Comparison PART 2 – Nutanix ADSF vs VMware vSAN

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Nutanix CMDlet Powershell Commands Cheat sheet — HyperHCI Tech Blog

Nutanix Powershell CMDlet Reference Commands script Cheat Sheet list with example to manage Nutanix cluster running on any AHV , ESXi, Hyper-v hypervisor [..] Read more

via Nutanix CMDlet Powershell Commands Cheat sheet — HyperHCI Tech Blog

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Storage Upgrade Comparison – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN/VxRAIL — CloudXC

In this series we’ve learned Nutanix provides more usable Capacity along with greater capacity efficiency, flexibility, resiliency and performance when using Deduplication & Compression as well as Erasure Coding. We’ve also learned Nutanix provides far easier and superior storage scalability … Continue reading →

via Storage Upgrade Comparison – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN/VxRAIL — CloudXC

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Node Failure Comparison – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN — CloudXC

In this series, we’ve learned Nutanix provides more usable Capacity along with greater capacity efficiency, flexibility, resiliency, and performance when using Deduplication & Compression as well as Erasure Coding. We then switched gears and covered heterogeneous cluster support and learned … Continue reading →

via Node Failure Comparison – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN — CloudXC

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Write I/O Path (FTT1/RF2) Comparison – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN — CloudXC

In this series we’ve learned Nutanix provides more usable Capacity along with greater capacity efficiency, flexibility, resiliency and performance when using Deduplication & Compression as well as Erasure Coding. We’ve also learned Nutanix provides far easier and superior storage scalability … Continue reading →

via Write I/O Path (FTT1/RF2) Comparison – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN — CloudXC

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Heterogeneous Cluster Support – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN – CloudXC

In this part, we cover heterogeneous cluster support as this is critical to a HCI platforms ability to scale and ensure ever changing customer requirements are being met/exceeded.

Hardware capacity/performance continues to advance at a great pace, if customers are forced to use uniform (homogeneous) clusters it will likely result in a higher TCO and slower ROI. That’s bad enough but it also means customers will not get to take advantage of the performance and density advantages of newer hardware without creating silos which leads to more inefficiency.

After all we don’t want to be in the same position where we need to “rip and replace” hardware like in the old SAN era.

Via Heterogeneous Cluster Support – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN