Nutanix Clusters on AWS – Hibernate Hosts to Lower Cloud Spend

Nutanix Beam - Nutanix Clusters on AWS Savings When Cluster is HibernatedI’ve written a few prior posts on Nutanix Clusters on AWS: Nutanix Clusters on AWS – Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Platform, Nutanix Clusters on AWS – Getting Started and on Nutanix Beam: Optimize Cost Across Public and Private Clouds with Nutanix Beam, Nutanix Beam – Chargeback and Tracking Spend Across Clouds. In this post, I marry the two and use Nutanix Beam to demonstrate how the Hibernate/Resume functionality in Nutanix Clusters can be used by customers to lower their cloud spend when using Nutanix Clusters in AWS. Note, Hibernate/Resume functionality is still in Early Access as per shown in screen shots further below. Continue reading

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Nutanix Beam – Chargeback and Tracking Spend Across Clouds

Nutanix Beam - Track Spend Across Multicloud Environments
My prior post on Nutanix Beam, Optimize Cost Across Public and Private Clouds with Nutanix Beam, provided a brief intro and described some of the basic functionality of Beam and how it can be used to define a cost control strategy for both multicloud and hybrid cloud scenarios. In this post, I build on top of the prior post and show an example of how customers can leverage capabilities in Beam to track cloud spend across teams, business units, and even across multiple clouds. Continue reading

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Nutanix Clusters on AWS – Getting Started

Nutanix Clusters on AWS
Nutanix Clusters on AWS is available globally across 20 geographic regions and 61 availability zones. See the Nutanix Clusters website for the most up-to-date information. In my prior post, I discussed the availability of Nutanix Clusters on AWS, use cases, and unique advantages. In this post, I walk through how you can easily get started deploying Nutanix Clusters in AWS and leverage for hybrid cloud and central management. For additional information, check out the Nutanix Clusters on AWS Getting Started documentation here. For fun, I also deployed Nutanix Clusters on AWS in Augmented Reality using my Microsoft Hololens 2 augmented reality headset – if interested, you can see the demo here. Continue reading

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Hololens 2 – Augmented Reality Intro and Demo (Video)

Checkout my blog on SuperTechCamp.com where I provide a demo describing and showcasing augmented reality with Microsoft Hololens 2. .

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Hololens 1 vs Hololens 2 Details and More!

Checkout my blog on SuperTechCamp.com comparing my experience with Hololens 1 and Hololens 2.

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New Technology Website – SuperTechCamp.com

SuperTechCamp.comI have had this blog for over a decade now starting way back in 2008. That seems like a long time ago; wait… that is a long time ago :-)! At that time, there were not nearly as many bloggers as there are now and most people who were blogging really enjoyed it. Nowadays, everyone and their mother has a blog, and it almost comes as a requirement for being in tech :-). Anyway, more on that later.

I will continue to update my personal blog here which is more focused on traditional development, virtualization, networking/cloud, IT, and business, but I have also started a completely new site that expands onto many other technologies. Make sure to check it out: SuperTechCamp.com

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Nutanix Clusters on AWS – Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Platform

Nutanix Clusters on AWS

Nutanix Clusters on AWS


Starting from last Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, Nutanix Clusters, similar to what many customers have in on-prem data centers, can now be deployed on the AWS Cloud globally – 20 regions, 61 availability zones and counting. Super cool. In this short post, I walk through why this is important and what it looks like. Continue reading

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Optimize Cost Across Public and Private Clouds with Nutanix Beam

Nutanix Beam
Nutanix Beam is a software as a service (SaaS) solution that provides cost spend visibility and optimization across multicloud environments and on-prem. Discussing with customers and playing around with Nutanix Beam for the past several weeks, I’ve been pretty impressed. I can see why many customers have standardized on Beam for their cost control strategy for both multicloud and hybrid cloud scenarios. In this post, I briefly give a quick intro to Nutanix Beam and some of the functionality. For additional info and a free trial, you can check out the Nutanix Beam product page here. Also, check back on my LinkedIn articles or humairahmed.com for additional posts. Continue reading

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First Impression – Using Nutanix’s HCI and Hypervisor (AHV)

Nutanix HCI
What is my first impression of using Nutanix’s HCI and Hypervisor (AHV)? Short answer – very easy to use, even for a first time user, and intuitive design with well thought-out integrations with other Nutanix products; love the one-click feature/service enablement. For long answer and interesting observations, read on. Continue reading

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New year, new challenges, new learnings @ Nutanix!

First Official Nutanix Swag
New year, new challenges, new learnings! It’s been a great start to a new year. Looking forward to a new role and exciting year ahead @ Nutanix! Can’t believe it’s been 3 months already! First new official Nutanix swag above, and, below, the pass for my first Nutanix event! Continue reading

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