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Pros
"This solution allows the end users to clone, start, stop, or remotely control their VMs.""I find it very easy to manage and at a cost that small customers would never refuse (free).""This is a dependable solution for virtualization with a good community for product support.""The compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days.""The price is the solution's most valuable feature.""The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.""The solution is easy to deploy. It's very easy to understand problems and read logs.""The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is very fast. It also works very well for physically small servers."

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"It is a good solution and it is easy to work on their platform.""It consolidates our servers, and improves our electricity consumption and cooling as well.""The most valuable feature would be the ease of deployment. That is the most significant feature for me because I've worked with multiple vendors and it's always been very complicated to install the software and get everything running.""Best features are around data locality, compression, and deduplication.""The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.""I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable.""The most valuable features are its ease of use and its good performance.""The management interface of this solution is great."

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"The self-service user portal needs to be more granular and be more customizable.""I would like the possibility of updating the hypervisor by applying security patches.""Assigning the order of virtual server startup is not very easy and this can be improved.""The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization.""The manageability of the solution needs improvement. It's an extremely bad product to handle.""It needs to have a more robust backup solution.""The solution would benefit from faster technical support.""The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement."

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"As of now, Acropolis and VMware cannot talk to each other. Until we have some kind of interface, it would be much better for Nutanix if they built an interface which can talk. Otherwise, if I have a VMware stack and I already have a Nutanix stack, I create containers, I create clusters on VMware, I create clusters on Nutanix. All of these clusters cannot talk to each other. Then it has to be then subverted as a parallel execution. What happens then is that I have to work in two different environments within my data center. Practically, they are two different data centers but physically and logically, they are one. If they cannot talk to each other that creates a lot of issues. That is something which Nutanix has to develop because for Nutanix it is very simple. For example, Oracle is using a function called GoldenGate. They have a feature called GoldenGate which allows them to talk to various different environments which must really help.""If we can have certified compatibility with other companies, such as Oracle, then it would let us know that they function correctly together.""The GUI for this solution needs improvement.""If they can simplify the software slightly for the installation, that would make all the difference.""We could always use a performance upgrade, or simplified management.""They have offered some new features that I have not deployed so I assume that these issues might have been addressed already, but, at my time there was a networking problem.""One thing I've noticed is that, when you do a shift from VMware to Nutanix, it opens the setup of the VM that's currently running. If people from another site double click on it, it opens the VM instead of the setup of the unit. So I would suggest that this could perhaps be switched. That is so far the only change I would like. I would like it if they could fix the instance where you double click on a VM and it opens the VM instead of the setup. That's the only thing that's a major bother to me.""The product could be improved with more security. The product needs a bit more experience in the market. I think you don't have the possibility to add other hardware. It could be improved with the ability to add and extend."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The most valuable feature is the cost; it is a free product.""To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year.""There are free and paid versions. The free version is limited in features but not by time limit. The paid version has more features.""The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.""While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size.""We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs.""This solution is open source, it's free.""Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it."

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"Their technical support is really good. They have been very helpful.""There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.""They should lower the price. If they did they would fall into a more competitive market because the price does scare a lot of potential customers away when they get the quote.""Pricing varies greatly between license and editions.""Our licensing fee on the total setup up was about R900 000.""I think it's cheaper than VMware in terms of cost.""AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of.""The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."

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Overview

Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.

For more information visit: www.nutanix.com

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Sample Customers
U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
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Manufacturing Company12%
University8%
Non Tech Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Computer Software Company8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise31%
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Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 39 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and VMware Workstation, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VMware vSphere.

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