Nutanix Review

We can deploy VM as a service and perform updates on the nodes without downtime.


What is most valuable?

The consolidated storage: no need to use central storage that has a performance penalty. For example, while using central storage that enables file-sharing NAS services & SAN services, when one VM had an IO overload, all the VMs in the same data store in the VMware environment on the same LUN suffered from I/O latency. Now, in the new consolidated storage, this does not happen.

How has it helped my organization?

We can deploy VM as a service & we can perform updates on the nodes without downtime in a very simple, direct way.

What needs improvement?

The improvement needed is for elastic clusters, meaning the ability to depart and join nodes in an automatic way. We have a laboratory that needs to perform bare metal tests and therefore needs to unjoin the nodes from the cluster and later on join them back.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues, but we are about to add another node to the cluster and it should be a very simple task .

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good, and good with responsive time.

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

We were using central storage and suffered from bad performance latency.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time we checked, this solution was unique.

What other advice do I have?

Perform resizing. Check the needs and deploy only what is needed. Check the memory DIMMs and make sure for the price you get, you have free DIMMs.

We Added a dedicated switch for this cluster so that all layer 2 networking will be in this switch and separate from the main routers.

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