Trent: HI there welcome back to TechScoop proudly presented by Techware thanks for joining us in the final installment in our Hyperconvergence series. This week I’m back with Bill McRobb and I’m picking his brain specifically around how Nutanix can help improve server infrastructure. I also want him to provide some real work examples of the benefits of Hyperconvergence so we can get a bit of a better understanding around that and that’s it from me. I’m going to pass it over to Bill.
Bill: The first thing that you’re going to notice when you put in a Nutanix environment as opposed to a traditional one is speed. You’ve got 10Gigabit networking, flash caching, software defined storage all controlled by the same controller VM’s that manage your redundancy and everything else. What that allows it do is realize that your database is really what consumes a lot of your throughput so it prioritizes that and it makes sure that its running as best as it can. So where in a traditional environment you would need someone to optimize or to make sure that certain things are setup in a certain way. Nutanix now does that for you it takes that workload off your hands, because it’s pretty common to most environments so now instead of having to have someone watch your server environment like a hawk you’ve got the machine doing it for you.
Bill: One particular client that I have in mind who would really benefit from Nutanix, they are running on some very old shared storage that has got no flash caching and limited throughput and their running some databases now that are really pushing the limits of those systems and they’re seeing problems with that. If they were to just jump to Nutanix today and switch over magically , they would notice that their database bottlenecks are gone, they can run their reports much faster their websites load more quickly, their file servers are more responsive there not sitting there waiting to search for stuff or retrieve files. The real world benefits are a lot of small efficiency gains over a lot of different areas. You can prove this through synthetic benchmarking but the true real world test is when you run that massive report at the end of the month that used to take minutes to hours, will now take seconds.
Trent: I’d like to give a special thanks to Bill McRobb for taking some time out of his busy schedule for us to dip our toes into the world of hyperconvergence with him I also hope that you’re a little bit more informed on what Hyperconvergence actually is, why we made the decision to go with Nutanix and some real world understanding of the benefits of a Hyperconverged Infrastructure. If you do have any questions for either Bill or myself feel free to leave it in the comments below and one of us will get back to you. Thanks for watching and until next time have a fantastic week and I’ll see you soon.