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AW110: Sizing And Scaling Nutanix For Performance

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Everyone wants a high-performance datacenter. Meeting the specific server, virtualization and storage requirements of popular enterprise workloads, however, is not always straightforward. Listen to experienced Nutanix performance engineers and learn what it takes to design, implement and tune your Nutanix-based infrastructure to drive maximum application performance. Get details on the latest Nutanix software-driven performance enhancements, learn how to pick the right Nutanix hardware platform, understand the performance metrics that accurately predict application success, and set the right strategies for testing the performance of your application environment.

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AW110: Sizing And Scaling Nutanix For Performance

  1. 1. @nutanix #nextconf #AW110
  2. 2. Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer This presentation and the accompanyingoralcommentarymay include express and implied forward-lookingstatements, including but not limited to statements concerning our business plans and objectives, productfeatures and technology that are under developmentor in process and capabilities of such productfeatures and technology, our plans to introduce productfeatures in futurereleases, the implementation ofour products on additionalhardwareplatforms,strategic partnershipsthat are in process,productperformance,competitive position,industryenvironment,and potential market opportunities.Theseforward-lookingstatements are not historicalfacts, and instead are based on our current expectations,estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-lookingstatements depends upon futureevents, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurateand causeour actual results, performanceor achievements to differ materiallyand adverselyfrom those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, amongothers: failureto develop, or unexpected difficulties or delaysin developing, new productfeatures or technology on a timely or cost-effective basis;delays in or lack of customer or market acceptance of ournew productfeatures or technology; the failureof our softwareto interoperateon differenthardwareplatforms;failureto form, or delays in the formation of, new strategic partnershipsand the possibilitythat we may not receive anticipated results from formingsuch strategic partnerships;theintroduction,or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions,including public cloud infrastructure;a shift in industryor competitive dynamics or customer demand;and other risks detailed in ourAnnualReport on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017, filed with the SEC, filed with the Securities and ExchangeCommission. Theseforward-lookingstatements speakonly as of the date of this presentation and,except as required by law, we assumeno obligation to updateforward-lookingstatements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances. Anyfuture productor roadmap information is intended to outline general productdirections, and isnot a commitment, promiseor legal obligation for Nutanix to deliver any material, code, or functionality. This informationshould notbe used when making a purchasingdecision. Further,note that Nutanix has madeno determination as to if separatefees will be charged for any future productenhancements or functionalitywhich may ultimately be made available. Nutanix may, in its own discretion, chooseto charge separatefees for the delivery of any productenhancements or functionalitywhich are ultimately made available. Certain information contained in this presentation and the accompanyingoralcommentarymay relate to or be based on studies,publications,surveys and other data obtained from third-partysources and our own internalestimates and research. While we believe these third-partystudies,publications,surveys and other data are reliable as of the date of this presentation,they have not independentlyverified, and we make no representation asto the adequacy,fairness,accuracy, or completeness of any information obtained from third-partysources. Trademark Disclaimer © 2017 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix, the EnterpriseCloud Platform, the Nutanix logo and any other Nutanix products and features mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks ofNutanix, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand names and logos mentioned herein are for identification purposes onlyand are the property of their respective holder(s),Nutanix may not associated with, or sponsoredorendorsed by such holder(s).
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  4. 4. 0 50 100 150 200 250 3060 10 Cores 3060-G4 10 Cores 3060-G4 12 Cores 3175-G4 14 Cores 3060-G5 14 Cores DesktopsPerHost VDI KnowledgeWorker Density Login VSI. 91000 102000 225000 299000 305000 320000 473000 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 NX 3050 4.1 Dec-14 NX 3050 4.5 Oct-15 NX 3050 4.6 Mar-16 NX 3060-G4 4.6 Mar-16 NX 3060-G4 4.7 Jul-16 NX 9060-G4 4.7 Jul-16 NEXT-G5 5.0 Jan-17 IOPS 4 Node 4KB Random Read IOPS 1.16 0.87 0.89 0.77 0.73 0.75 0.41 0.00 0.20 0.40 0.60 0.80 1.00 1.20 1.40 NX 3050 4.1 Dec-14 NX 3050 4.5 Oct-15 NX 3050 4.6 Mar-16 NX 3060-G4 4.6 Mar-16 NX 3060-G4 4.7 Jul-16 NX 9060-G4 4.7 Jul-16 NEXT-G5 5.0 Jan-17 ResponseTime(ms) 4KB Write Response time (RF2 Lower is better)
  5. 5. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 ClientResptimeuSec IOPS 8K Random Read Peak (Single Node All Flash, SSD) 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 4 8 16 24 32 40 48 64 MB/s Queue Depth Sequential Read Sustained 1MB IO Size Single Node (AF, SSD) 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 4 8 16 24 32 40 48 64 MB/s Queue Depth Sequential Write Sustained 1MB IO Size Single Node (AF, SSD) 0 50 100 150 200 250 ESX/VMW View AHV/Xen Desktop DesktopsPerHost Desktop Density NX-3060-G5 14 Cores @ 2.4Ghz
  6. 6. • - • - • - • • 120 150 170 450 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 ESX (Single Container) ESX (Dual Cointainer) AHV FRODO (Hosted Local) AHV FRODO (Scale-Out) Single-Node NX-3060 All Flash SSD (Non-Cached 8K Random Read) Turbo Turbo
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  19. 19. μ μ μ *Generalized,preliminary,manufacturer specifications
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  21. 21. @nutanix #nextconf #AW110

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