Nutanix has expanded its platform with new possibilities for object storage. Nutanix Objects 2.0 should become especially interesting for those customers who want to soak a lot with big data analytics and therefore need to store a lot of unstructured data at a lower cost. In addition, the functionality is certified for Splunk.

The now presented functionality for the supplier’s HCI platform should help companies with the growth of unstructured data stored in object format. Object storage is often the first choice when it comes to storing large amounts of unstructured data for big data analytics and applications.

Nutanix Objects 2.0 aims to ensure that object storage, when brought from cloud environments to data centers or key applications, continues to provide the same performance without incurring costs.

Functionality

More specifically, Nutanix Objects 2.0 now supports 249 TB nodes. This is, according to the supplier, no less than eight times the existing capacity of 135.36 TB for the existing NX-8155-G7 nodes. When five 240 TB nodes are placed in a cluster, it provides up to 1.2 PB of new object storage capacity.

In addition, Nutanix Objects 2.0 now supports the deployment of multiple clusters to provide large-scale object storage. Administrators can do this with a single namespace for multiple Nutanix clusters. This namespace can be managed from a single console. This allows unused storage capacity to be taken advantage of anywhere in the Nutanix environment, reducing storage costs.

Deployment of WORM

The security of the stored object storage has also been improved. With Nutanix Objects 2.0 customers can use Write Once Read Many (worm) to lock the data. This eliminates the need for version control when the stored data has to comply with various legal and compliance regulations.

Splunk Certification

The new object storage functionality of the HCI provider is now also certified as SmartStore, compatible with Splunk. This allows customers to easily manage data growth in Splunk with Nutanix Objects 2.0. This also makes it possible to run Splunk workloads on Nutanix software. Customers can now also use Nutanix objects for built-in object storage for their Splunk environment.