Dr Felipe Franciosi

Founded in 2009, Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) is a recognised market leader delivering software-defined hyperconverged infrastructures and hybrid cloud. 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. This talk will dive into how the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform works behind the scenes. It will discuss how hyperconverged infrastructures are built and how they function in local datacenters and the cloud. It will dive further into the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV, a critical component of the Nutanix solution), showing how an open source virtualisation solution (based on Qemu and KVM) was used to create an enterprise-grade hypervisor.

Felipe is a Senior Staff Software Engineer working for Nutanix since 2015, more specifically leading the engineering efforts of the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). He brings nearly 20 years of expertise in storage performance and virtualisation. This includes four years at Citrix working on the XenServer storage datapath, a PhD at Imperial College London on performance of virtualised storage and managing storage arrays for vendors such as NetApp and EMC. In his (increasingly small) spare time, he enjoys playing bass guitar, chess and doing magic.