ChakrDB: A Distributed RocksDB Born in the Cloud, Part 2

By Anoop Jawahar & Sandeep Madanala In part 1 of this series, we discussed the motivation for building a new distributed, cloud-native, highly available, and high-performance key-value store (KVS) based on RocksDB and suitable for scales ranging from dozens of terabytes to multiple petabytes. In this post, we provide an overview of ChakrDB and its …

ChakrDB: A Distributed RocksDB Born in the Cloud, Part 1

By Anoop Jawahar & Sandeep Madanala To go directly to part 2 in this series, please click here. History, Context, and Motivation Through its web-scale, scale-out design, the Nutanix cloud operating system offers comprehensive virtualized storage and compute with high availability (HA), resilience, and fault tolerance, giving you a public cloud experience in your on-prem …

Using Terraform to manage security through Nutanix Flow

In our last blog about the Nutanix Terraform provider we walked through deploying an image, creating a VM, and cleaning up at the end. In this post we will walk through part of the day two operations – how to secure communications in a virtual environment. Nutanix Flow is our microsegmentation solution that allows you …

Nutanix Flow Security Central API Docs

Network monitoring has been done in countless different ways over the years. From running GUI-based reports, to scheduling data dumps to looking at logs, all are valid and common methods. The data is readily available, hopefully in a format that doesn’t need any modification and really just “does what you need”. The requirement for this …

Network Automation: Nutanix Flow Security Policies via REST API

In the I.T. world, security has always been important. Although the concept of something being “secure” can be defined in many different ways, one thing is usually fairly consistent – if you don’t want a device or service on your network to communicate with another device or service on your network, there needs to be …

Nutanix Bible v2.0 is live!

Many of you from our valued community will be familiar with the Nutanix Bible. For many years the Nutanix Bible has been and still is a cornerstone of our technical resources collection, providing in-depth explanations of how many Nutanix products and technologies work “under the covers”. Original Layout The Nutanix Bible was originally published as …

Nutanix Objects Automation: Getting Started

A recent question from a Nutanix customer kicked off a conversation topic that Nutanix.dev hasn’t yet covered – automating Nutanix Objects bucket-related actions via SDK. If you’re new to Nutanix Objects, let’s take a quick look at how Objects is described on the Nutanix Objects product page: Forget point solutions, silos, and complexity. Add simple, …

Using the Nutanix Terraform Provider

Recently, Nutanix released the latest version of our Terraform provider, version 1.2.0. This release focused on adding functionality, as well as supporting versions 0.13 and above of Terraform. Many in the Nutanix community have been using the Terraform Nutanix provider and, in this article, we will focus on installing the Nutanix provider and on some …

Nutanix AHV & Google Anthos – Live stream!

On April 28th 2021 at 1500 PDT, the Nutanix DevOps Marketing team will be running an exciting Twitch Live Stream on our NutanixDevLIVE channel! This one’s really worth getting ready for as we’ll have Jose Gomez, Technical Marketing Engineer at Nutanix, talk us through the partnership that allows running Google Anthos on Nutanix AHV! Kubernetes …