What is most valuable?
Hypervisor-agnostic: I can use a VMware or Hyper-V license, if I already have one. But if I use a similar solution as Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor (AHV) that comes embedded in a Nutanix solution, I can manage all my virtual environments with everything that I need without spend more money on licenses.
How has it helped my organization?
Hyper-convergence makes the whole datacenter simpler. I don’t need to manage servers, SAN, and storage as I used to, but instead, manage everything from one simple and complete dashboard. I can manage my resources to get any information I need to monitor and scale.
For how long have I used the solution?
For the past three years.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
Sometimes, I had to install it twice to place the solution. Errors in the middle of installation require you retry, then it goes well. Other than that, it is very simple and does not requires deep knowledge.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
How are customer service and technical support?
An eight out of 10. Technical Support
We had very good technical support from Nutanix during the implementation and post implementation.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
I worked with Dell EMC VxRail, but this product is tied with VMware ESXi which requires expensive licenses. It is also a great solution if you have already those licenses. VxRail has a limit in scalability (64) in the 3.5 version.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
I know Nutanix and VxRail have similar prices and licenses. Nutanix is a go ahead if AHV is used as the hypervisor because it is already embedded in the price.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
I have some customers who tried Cisco HyperFlex and HPE HC380 instead of VMware vSAN. None of these were so attractive as Nutanix when they compared hypervisor flexibility, scalability, and support.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Oct 18 2017