NUTANIX

SUREedge BRINGS ADDITIONAL VALUE TO NUTANIX CUSTOMERS

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing by natively converging compute, storage and virtualization into a turnkey hyperconverged solution. The world’s most advanced enterprise datacenters rely on Nutanix web-scale technology to power their mission-critical workloads at any scale.

Sureline provides additional value to Nutanix customers by providing enhanced solutions for:

SUREedge METHODOLOGY

SUREedge removes the complexity associated with onboarding and DR. It enables IT personnel to follow a planned, controlled operation of migration and DR.

This allows you to capture ANY system image and recover to any hypervisor on Nutanix. Additionally, you can set different IP addresses, vCPU, and memory while recovering. Furthermore, SUREedges’s capability to do incremental capture and update allows to you migrate, test, apply final incremental update, and cut-over with minimal or zero down-time. SUREedge’s ultra-bandwidth friendly DeDupe replication also allows customers provide DR from remote locations to a centralized datacenter powered by Nutanix.

ONBOARDING TO NUTANIX WITH SUREedge MIGRATOR

Enterprises typically have a heterogeneous environment running applications on physical systems as well as virtualized applications with different hypervisors. Nutanix’s infrastructure platform gives customers the choice of using its native Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), VMware’s vSphere, or Microsoft Hyper-V.

Sureline’s SUREedge-Migrator simplifies and accelerates the process of Onboarding to Nutanix. Combined with Nutanix’s simple install process, SUREedge allows customers to migrate rapidly and smoothly from ANY physical or virtual infrastructure to Nutanix.

Nutanix Onboarding Graphic

  • SUREedge VM on NX platform
  • Agentless Capture from Phy, VM
  • Transform to VMware /Hyper-V / Acropolis VM format
  • Recover/Migrate to ANY NX

How Does It Work

SUREedge-Migrator is installed on an NX node as a VM. You then add list of systems, physical or VMs to be migrated. Next you would create plans to move the systems in batches. You then execute the plan.

This allows you to capture ANY system image and recover to any hypervisor on Nutanix. Additionally, you can set different IP addresses, vCPU, and memory while recovering. Furthermore, SUREedges’s capability to do incremental capture and update allows to you migrate, test, apply final incremental update, and cut-over with minimal or zero down-time.

NUTANIX DR WITH SUREedge-DR

There are four scenarios for DR in a Nutanix-powered data center:

Nutanix to Nutanix

Use Nutanix Prism replication and DR capability when both sides have Nutanix based solution.

Non-Nutanix to Nutanix

Environments that have non-Nutanix infrastructure require the additional capabilities provided by SUREedge for recovery to a Nutanix powered DR site:

  • Capture workloads running on non-Nutanix hardware
  • Replicate in a band-width friendly manner to DR site – dedupe replication
  • Transform – convert to appropriate VM format
  • Apply regular incremental updates
  • Orchestrate recovery process at Nutanix-powered DR site

OnBoarding / DR: From non-Nutanix Site to Nutanix (Over WAN)

  • SUREedge VM appliance on-prem
  • Agentless Application aware Data Capture from VM / Phy
  • Dedupe local copy with Local Recovery option
  • SUREedge VM appliance on NX
  • Dedupe storage during normal ops
  • Create bootable VM image as needed
  • Recover to Test / Recovery network as needed

Nutanix to Cloud

Nutanix Cloud Connect – enables native hybrid cloud architectures by seamlessly integrating public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), with Nutanix-powered private cloud environments. Once the public cloud credentials are entered in Nutanix Prism, a Nutanix Controller VM (CVM) cluster automatically is spun-up in the public cloud. The Nutanix CVM cluster in the private cloud then communicates with the CVM cluster in the public cloud and transfers data as if it were transferring it to a remote Nutanix cluster.

SUREedge-DR provides a similar solution in clouds where the Nutanix CVM is not available. In this scenario, a SUREedge VM running on Nutanix captures all workloads, including those running on non-Nutanix platforms. SUREedge’s DeDupe replicates it to the Cloud where another SUREedge VM manages the recovery process. It is important to note that during the recovery process, SUREedge will not only orchestrate the recovery but also transform the workload images to the hypervisor format. For example, if a customer has workloads on Nutanix-HyperV on-prem, and the Cloud of choice for DR is based on KVM, SUREedge would transform the VM images to KVM as they are recovered in the Cloud.

Cloud to Nutanix

Customers are increasingly concerned about DR of their workloads running in the public cloud. Nutanix and SUREedge-DR provide a comprehensive solution where a Nutanix-powered infrastructure is used as a target for DR. In this scenario, a SUREedge VM running on the Cloud captures all workloads. Dedupe replicates it to another SUREedge VM running on the Nutanix cluster. The SUREedge VM running on the Nutanix cluster manages the recovery process. During the recovery process, SUREedge will not only orchestrate the recovery but will also transform the workload images to the hypervisor format that is running in the Nutanix cluster, regardless of the format at the Cloud. For example, if a customer has workloads in AWS as AMIs, and the DR site is running Nutanix-Acropolis, SUREedge would transform the AMI images to Acropolis as they are recovered in the Nutanix cluster.

Migration / DR: Cloud to Nutanix

  • SUREedge VM appliance on Cloud
  • Agentless Application aware Data Capture
  • SUREedge-Cloud to SUREedge-NX replication
  • SUREedge VM appliance in NX
  • Recover from NX Storage
  • Recover onto NX as VMs

SUREedge Advantage

Feature Benefit

Any to Nutanix

Hardware / Hypervisor / Cloud Agnostic

Capture from any source and recover to Nutanix

Complete Life Cycle Management

Plan → Capture → Replicate → Transform → Recover → Test → Update → Cut-over

Allows complete life cycle tracking and management Remove Complexity

Recovery Planner / Recovery Test

Plan / Simulate / Test / Report

Sandbox Testing – Recover to Test / DR network

Agentless

No agent installed on client systems

In-built Application plugins used during runtime.

Avoid operational challenges of agent install/update

Ultra-Bandwith Friendly Global Dedupe Replication

Minimal bandwidth requirements; Minimized seeding requirements

Applicable for Non-Nutanix to migration/DR

Failback

Simplified, Optimized with minimal data transfer back

Active-Active Topology

Bidirectional replication between two SUREedge appliances. Send only what is not at destination

Minimize data transfer back for fail-back

Many to One Topology

Send only what is not at destination

Simple

Easy to Deploy, Easy to Operate

NUTANIX READY

Sureline’s SUREedge is Nutanix Ready for Migration and Disaster Recovery.

As part of Nutanix’s Elevate Program for Technology Alliance Partners and validated with Nutanix Ready, Sureline Systems is actively enhancing the ecosystem of supported solutions running on Nutanix and delivering added value to customers.

Nutanix Elevate Team