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Acropolis-vm-storage Acropolis VM Storage

Efficient, high-performance, and enterprise-grade VM storage

What is VM Storage?

Acropolis provides enterprise-grade VM-centric storage for virtualized applications. Unlike traditional storage solutions that were built in a pre-virtualization era, operations in Acropolis are optimized to work at a granularity of a single VM or vDisk. Additionally, complex storage operations such as LUN provisioning, zoning and masking are non-existent in Acropolis enabling deployment of highly available storage with just a few clicks.

High Performance for all Workloads

Choice and Flexibility Support for a wide range of hypervisors including Nutanix AHV, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V with native hybrid-cloud connectivity to AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Deploy VM-centric Storage in Seconds

No more storage complexity, no more LUN provisioning. Give the VM datastore a name, set data redundancy levels, enable capacity optimization policies and you are done.

High Performance for all Workloads

Choice and Flexibility Support for a wide range of hypervisors including Nutanix AHV, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V with native hybrid-cloud connectivity to AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Choice and Flexibility

Support for a wide range of hypervisors including Nutanix AHV, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V with native hybrid-cloud connectivity to AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Data Localization

Localized Write I/O

Data stays proximate to the VM and allows write I/O operations to be localized on that same node.

Continuous Analysis

Each Nutanix Controller VM (CVM) continually analyzes whether I/O requests are satisfied by storage resources local on that node, or from another node in the cluster.

Transparent Migration

If a VM migrates to another host for load balancing in an active migration scenario, hot data automatically follows the VM to maintain the highest performance.

Intelligent Migration

After a certain number of read requests made by a VM to a controller that resides on another node, Nutanix data localization moves the remote data to the local controller.

Data Localization Management

Data localization is managed as a MapReduce job to take full advantage of all cluster resources and not impact system performance.

Shadow Clones

Nutanix Shadow Clones are a unique feature of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform that allows for consistent performance at scale of large VDI and Multi-reader scenarios with VMs sitting on different hosts.