Nutanix Prism Review

Good support, competitively-priced, and fast performance


What is our primary use case?

We are using Nutanix Prism with our Linux systems.

What is most valuable?

Nutanix Prism is very fast compared to VMware and whatever you need to do, you can do it quickly. 

What needs improvement?

The only issue with Nutanix is that when you want to take a snapshot, you have to power down and then back up, which creates a short period of downtime. This is a negative point for Nutanix because, in our environment, downtime is not something that we get easily. VMware does not have this issue.

I would like to have more control from Prism so that you can control everything from there, as it does with vCenter.

Nutanix does not support all of the Linux distributions, so we have to use VMware in some cases.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Nutanix for the past two years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There is a limitation when it comes to scalability. We have a lot of tools in our environment so the resources are at about 80% capacity. In order to add more tools, we have to add another node and move the VM into another cluster. This will create downtime. Currently, we have 14 nodes.

How are customer service and technical support?

Nutanix technical support is very good. You just log a call, they respond, and you can easily get support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used VMware for six years but I am now more comfortable with Nutanix. Nutanix Prism is cheaper in price and they are very supportive.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. I would not say that it is tough, or complex, but rather a very easy setup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is cheaper than using VMware.

What other advice do I have?

Nowadays, I recommend that people use Nutanix Prism. I have been using Nutanix for two years and feel that it is very good compared to VMware. I spent six years working with VMware and am more comfortable with Nutanix. They are very supportive.

My only complaints about Nutanix are that downtime is required more often and the issue with resource limitations when clustering.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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