Nutanix and the Acropolis Hypervisor


Felipe Franciosi


Nutanix Founded in 2009, Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) is a recognised market leader delivering software-defined hyperconverged infrastructures. It integrates compute, storage and virtualisation to create scale-out clusters replacing old-fashioned silos of servers and storage as well as the need for separate management tools and processes.

A critical component of this platform is the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). This talk will dive into how the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform works behind the scenes. It will dive further into AHV, showing how an open source virtualisation solution (based on QEmu and KVM) was used to create an enterprise-grade hypervisor.

Speakers Bio

Felipe is a Software Engineer working for Nutanix on the Acropolis Hypervisor. Previously, he worked for Citrix focusing on the XenServer's storage datapath. Felipe holds a PhD from Imperial College London and his thesis explored the performance of virtualised storage. His interests also include operating systems, distributed systems, HPC and computer networks to name but a few. On his spare time he plays bass guitar, chess and poker as well as practising boxing and close-up magic.