Acropolis Block Services | Best Practices

Best Practices Guide:
Acropolis Block Services

Enable infrastructure consolidation for enterprise cloud environments

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform is hypervisor agnostic and can run any application, delivering scale-out storage via multiple protocols. With the innovative Acropolis Block Services (ABS) feature, virtualized guest operating systems and physical hosts can now access Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF) resources directly. This capability establishes Nutanix as the platform of choice across all workloads in an environment, and enterprises can also leverage existing server hardware investments against Nutanix storage resources.

Download this best practices guide for:

  • An overview of Acropolis Block Services in the context of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.
  • A matrix of supported clients and qualified applications.
  • Storage connectivity options and recommendations, including detailed guidance for configuring clients with and without MPIO as well as additional tuning parameters to maximize performance.
  • Data protection workflows for ABS storage.

With ABS, Nutanix can support use cases across both virtualized and physical server workloads, enabling infrastructure consolidation for enterprise cloud environments.