Compare Cisco Piston Enterprise OS vs. Nutanix Calm

Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is ranked 17th in Cloud Management with 1 review while Nutanix Calm is ranked 10th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is rated 9.0, while Nutanix Calm is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Piston Enterprise OS writes "A simple interface and helpful support for a solution that grows with us". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Calm writes "one-click self-service means users can serve themselves resources without IT; they have the power in their hands". Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is most compared with , whereas Nutanix Calm is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), OpenNebula, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), vCloud Director and Red Hat CloudForms.
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Pros
It offers enough support so that you don't need to have the need to get another device.

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Previous inquiries took us almost a full day to prepare the VM to the liking of our users. Now the deployment time is below 15 minutes and users can do it on their own! That leaves us to only update the blueprints if new requirements come in or new Windows Versions are published. As we have now predefined setups the testing team can rely on common ground for their product tests. Development teams can experiment with alpha versions in a secured environment (separate VLANs) without harming production machines.The fact that these are non-technical people — they're experts in their fields but they're definitely not technical — and they can just log in to the portal and select the resource that they believe they need, and manage it themselves, speaks to the ease of use. It shows them their live costs, etc., as they're spending. The fact that they can do that without any problems, or having to engage the IT teams, is a true testament to it. There's no need for any user training at all.The solution's support for scripts... has reduced the man-hours it takes to deploy and support applications because we don't have to rewrite all the scripts.

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Cons
The solution is just too expensive, so maybe the pricing could be better.

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The list of blueprints and applications could be more configurable so you see all the fields you need and not just some predefined fields which are not customizable now.Even though it's a lot easier, it could be a bit slicker for the end-users. The ability to create their own blueprints could be without their having to understand the details of what they're trying to do. If they could just tick this, this, this, and this — whatever they need — and it would go spinning those up, that would be better. Now, we still guide them quite a bit.There is room for improvement in making the solution easier still. If you don't know Calm, it's not so easy to use... It is a really good solution for doing simple tasks, but it's not a good solution for complex tasks.

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Piston Enterprise OS
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Overview

Piston Enterprise OS (pentOS) is an enterprise grade cloud operating system meeting the security and governance needs of enterprises wanting to use OpenStack for their infrastructure services. pentOS is an OpenStack distro that builds on top of the OpenStack codebase adding some proprietary features to meet the security and governance needs of the enterprise customers.

Nutanix Calm allows you to seamlessly select, provision, and manage your business applications across your infrastructure for both the private and public clouds. Nutanix Calm provides App lifecycle, monitoring and remediation to manage your heterogeneous infrastructure, for example, VMs or bare-metal servers. Nutanix Calm supports multiple platforms so that you can use the single self-service and automation interface to manage all your infrastructure. Nutanix Calm provides an interactive and user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage your infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Ministry of Foreign AffairsJetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco
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Computer Software Company67%
Comms Service Provider10%
Real Estate/Law Firm3%
Government3%
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