- One-click updates
We had a real disaster back in 2014. Our customer data centre was hit by a flood that was about two meters. When the water level approached the data centre, we triggered the DR features. Once DR completely had taken place, we unmounted the production unit from the rack server and kept the 2U unit in a safe place.
They need to add features for software-defined networking and network security. The multi-tenant features need to add charge back/metering.
I have been using it since 2013.
We are currently maintaining Nutanix 2 cluster NX3350, 1 cluster 2 NX6235, 1 cluster NX 1460 and NX 3450; NOS Version 4.3 and AOS 4.6.
We encountered stability issues during NOS 3.0, but it was not a big issue as we get support from Nutanix.
I have not encountered any scalability issues.
Technical support is 10/10.
I previously used a three-tier design for virtualization. Managing three types of hardware vendors (server, SAN switch & SAN Storage) is troublesome.
Initial setup was complex. Our costumer has multiple clusters for production, development & testing. Each of them were use a different network segment. They also use multitenancy features to serve other departments.
Nutanix licensing and pricing is premium compared to other hyperconverged infrastructure vendors.
Before choosing this product, we evaluated VMware vSAN.
Leveraging the Nutanix Acropolis would save on hypervisor licensing.
With Nutanix, you can't mix up the OEM hardware with other vendors such as Dell or Lenovo. There are more issues on the commercial side. When it comes to support, a mixed cluster will create haywire between those hardware vendors.
My rating reflects comparing the experience of managing a three-tier architecture for visualization with a hyperconverged solution.