Nutanix Files 3.5 is now GA

Previously known as AFS (Acropolis File Services), Nutanix Files v3.5 is now GA. For those of you unfamilar with Files, here's a short description:

Nutanix Files (formerly known as AFS) is a software-defined scale-out file server. Nutanix Files can be used as the repository for unstructured data like home directories, user profiles, departmental shares, and application logs. It can be deployed on AHV and vSphere clusters and offers many enterprise features such as easy deployment and manageability, 1-click upgrade, disaster recovery, high availability, user-level and share-level quotas, Windows previous versions, full Active Directory integration, and access-based enumeration.

​What's New in v3.5

  • ​Network File System (NFS) v3 support
  • Multi-protocol Support for Shares and Exports - Clients can read/write to the same shares with SMB and NFS
  • Self-Service restore for NFS
  • File Analytics (Tech Preview)
  • Change File Tracking backup for NFS
  • AOS Software encryption for File Server Data
  • Multibyte character support for share root (SMB)

As you can see, v3.5 is a major release, with quite a list of new features. If any new feature was holding back your deployment (e.g. needing NFSv3), now is the time to try out Files!

Useful link:

Release Notes​
​Nutanix Files Guide
Downloadable Files Bits

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