Nutanix Acropolis AOS Review

It automatically balances and vMotions the VMs to other nodes on the cluster as resources are needed, although it's not hardware agnostic.

Valuable Features

The features that are most valuable to our company would be the ease of use and configuration. The Nutanix software automatically balances and vMotions the VMs to other nodes on the cluster as resources are needed. The Nutanix Cassandra intelligently moves around the metadata as needed. it’s practically a set it and leave it product.

Improvements to My Organization

Our whole infrastructure is maintained by two people. This is how simple it is to use Nutanix. Hyperconverged is the way of the future.

Room for Improvement

One thing I would like to eventually see from Nutanix is the ability to install the Nutanix OS on any hardware, making it hardware agnostic instead of depending on their expensive servers. NOS is what makes the whole Nutanix cluster work so well.

Use of Solution

Our company has been using Nutanix for a little over two years. We decided to implement the Nutanix solution when we decided to virtualize our entire infrastructure.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

Scalability is well thought out as well; you can scale out in every direction.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Nutanix support is second to none, their technical support is very knowledgable as well. Though you do pay a pretty penny for it.

Initial Setup

Deployment is simple and does not take much time. As long as your network infrasturuture is set up correctly, creating new LUN containers is just two steps. Adding another block only takes a few clicks as well.

Implementation Team

We had a vendor do the initial configuraiton and implementation for us. Everything was very straigthforward. The only thing is if you want to add another block (either because you need more space or more computing power), make sure to downgrade/upgrade your NOS software to the same as your current software, or it will not work.

Other Solutions Considered

This was the only hyperconverged solution we considered, simply because they were the most mature solution that we felt was right for our environment.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

3000/6000 Series running ESXi 5.5 U3
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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