What happens when you run VMware on AOS?

AOS (Acropolis Operating System) is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform developed by Nutanix that allows organizations to manage their compute, storage, and networking resources through a single pane of glass on-premise and your public cloud of choice.

VMware is a popular virtualization platform used by many organizations to consolidate multiple virtual machines on a single physical server. Running VMware on AOS has the resulted in several observations according to Gartner, IDC (International Data Corporation), and ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) and others:

  • Cost Savings. AOS eliminates the need for traditional storage arrays, reducing hardware costs and providing better storage utilization. It also reduces the need for specialized networking hardware, further reducing costs.
  • Simplified Management. AOS provides a single-pane-of-glass management interface for managing both the virtualization layer (VMware) and the underlying infrastructure. This makes it easier for IT administrators to manage the entire stack, from storage and compute to networking and virtual machines.
  • High Availability. AOS provides built-in data replication, disaster recovery, and automated failover capabilities that can help ensure high availability of virtualized workloads running on VMware.
  • Scalability. AOS allows organizations to scale their infrastructure by adding more nodes to the cluster, which can host more VMs. This makes it easier to support additional workloads as business needs change.
  • Flexibility. AOS supports multiple virtualization platforms, including VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, which provides organizations with the flexibility to choose the platform that best meets their needs.
  • Performance: AOS provides a high-performance, software-defined storage layer that can be used to store virtual machine images and data, improving the performance of VMware workloads.
  • Security. AOS provides advanced security features such as data-at-rest encryption and secure boot, which can help protect virtual machines running on VMware from cyber threats.
  • Automation. AOS provides built-in automation capabilities, making it easier to automate routine tasks such as VM provisioning, backup and recovery, and patching and upgrades.
  • Ease of Use. AOS provides a simple and intuitive user interface that makes it easy for IT administrators to manage their virtualized infrastructure, even if they have limited experience with virtualization.
  • Improved Support. AOS provides a single point of contact for support, making it easier to troubleshoot and resolve issues. This can help reduce downtime and improve overall system reliability.

Overall, running VMware on AOS may help organizations improve infrastructure management, increase scalability and flexibility, enhance performance and availability, reduce costs, and improve security and support. Always conduct your own research either through a trial or POC to confirm your organization requirements are covered.

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