Objects 3.1 Release

Anirudha | Tue, 12/08/2020 - 04:46

In mid November 2020, Nutanix announced another feature packed release . Objects 3.1 comes with 8 weeks from Objects 3.0, and offers some critical features to enable production workloads.

This release includes the following new features:

  • Cloud Tiering Feature 
    • You can now move infrequently used objects to the configured remote endpoints for saving storage space in the Nutanix Objects cluster. 
    • Customers can set up policies to move infrequently accessed objects to an S3-compatible target including AWS S3. This enables our customers to realize their hybrid cloud infrastructure getting the best of performance, cost and security without any compromises.
  • Objects Browser 
    • You can now use the Objects Browser to directly launch the Object Store instance in a web browser and perform Bucket & Object level operations.
    • Objects Browser enables multi-tenant access to an object store instance where thousands of users can access their resources without ever needing to login to Prism Central.
  • Legal Hold for Objects 
    • You can now lock an object indefinitely. A legal hold remains active until an authorized user explicitly removes it. 
    • You can now preserve data relevant to litigation (or critical to business) in a tamper-proof state for a desired duration until legal hold is explicitly removed by an authorized user.
  • Objects Lifecycle Management Simplified
    • You can now apply fine-grained lifecycle policies to Objects data using Prism Central. 
    • Lifecycle policy rules can now be applied selectively to objects based on prefix and/or tags and include additional actions for cloud tiering and aborting incomplete multi-part uploads.


Useful Links:

  • Objects 3.1 Release Notes can be accessed here.
  • User Guide can be accessed here.
  • Software downloads for Objects (darksite) is here.


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