Hot off the press is version 3 of the Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture. What is the Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture? It’s a comprehensive document which walks a customer through over 100 design decisions they should consider when deploying their Nutanix hybrid (or private) cloud. Yes, the document covers in-depth both the Private Cloud model, plus design decisions to consider when deploying a hybrid cloud model.
What’s new in version 3? A lot of net-new content, and a few tweaks to existing v2 content. New to version 3 are sections for:
- Prism Operations
- Nutanix Clusters for Hybrid and Multicloud Operations
- Nutanix Flow for Microsegmentation
- Nutanix Files
- Nutanix Objects
- Nutanix Mine (Integrated Backup)
- Calm for application orchestration
- Karbon for Kubernetes and Containers
- Era for DBaaS (Databases as a Service)
All of this new content is in section 6, so it’s easy to find everything in one place. The DR/BC section also underwent a few changes, namely an expansion of the Protection Level intermixing matrix for better clarity.
While V3 focuses on optional Nutanix products and services when using the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, the Reference Architecture does cover both Nutanix AHV and VMware ESXi for the prior core-HCI content. Nutanix gives customers the freedom of choice when it comes to hypervisors, and that’s reflected in this document.
This comprehensive document is aimed at enterprise architects who will be designing Nutanix infrastructure. Some of the V2 content covered the following topics:
- Hypervisor Choice
- Hardware Choice
- Management Layer
You can download the full Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture doc here (external site, free, no login required).