Nutanix announced something super cool today – You can run their free community edition software in the clouds, yes on AWS or Google Cloud platforms through Ravello Systems. What a cool way to experience using the Nutanix software, without the initial investment of lab gear. That’s what I call “Invisible Infrastructure” indeed.
This video is an excellent resource for those who need a jumpstart with using Nutanix Community Edition on-demand through Ravello Systems.
Ravello allows for nested virtualization, thanks to a distributed hypervisor infrastructure called HVX, which enables you to encapsulate VMware or KVM based multi-tier applications and deploy them on AWS or Google Cloud without making any changes.
Invisible infrastructure for the price of a coffee
Imagine, you can now get started with a Nutanix environment on a public cloud for less than the price of a cup of coffee. If you were curious about Nutanix Community Edition, it has become generally available to everyone – so consider downloading community edition for your home lab or try it out on the public cloud through Ravello.
Some links of interest, include;
- Interested in Community Edition for your home lab
- Nutanix online community where all the action is consider joining
- Ravello Repo Library, where you can find the Nutanix Community Edition blueprint (link no longer works since Ravello was acquired by Oracle)
Have you run Community Edition in your home lab? Thinking about trying Community Edition in the public cloud, I would love to hear about your experience, let me know on Twitter and thanks again for reading.