Compare Citrix Hypervisor vs. Nutanix AHV

Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while Nutanix AHV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.4, while Nutanix AHV 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 AHV writes "User-friendly interface and no licensing fees, but technical support needs to be improved". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V, whereas Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Oracle VM VirtualBox. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Nutanix AHV report.
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Pros
What I like the most is the support of the GPU Graphics and the VM Live migration.The support for this solution is phenomenal.This is a good product for virtualization and it is easy to use.The solution integrates well with other solutions, which makes it really strong as a primary solution to deploy.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.The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.The feature I find most valuable, is its performance

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The most valuable aspect of this solution is that you don't need to pay for it, it's free, as opposed to paying for a VMware license.Simplicity is the most valuable feature.This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues.It has a vs switch for the people who know Linux, in case it's easier for them to use AHV than it is to use VMware.Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services.In terms of features, Acropolis is a good virtualization manager and that it is on-premise. I use almost every technology they provide.The most valuable feature of this solution is simplicity.

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Cons
Network management needs improvement because it is not very stable.The built-in networking features are a little limited.The product could be faster and licensing options could be improved.The solution is too expensive and people are kind of moving away from Citrix. It's starting to become a problem. It is a primary reason that while we are rebuilding we're going to seek out open-source solutions.The solution would benefit from faster technical support.The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement.It needs to have a more robust backup solution.I think the technical support could be better.

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They need to work on the deployment of virtual machines. They need to streamline the process of templates and deploying virtual machines.When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line.In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.There is no web interface with AHV.There is no web interface for AHV.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions.This solution would benefit from the inclusion of an option for visualization of shared media in a graphical fashion.

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This solution is open source, it's free.We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs.While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size.The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.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 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.The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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Some of the features required additional licenses.AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.The most valuable feature of this solution is that there is no licensing fee.

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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 makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

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U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
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Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
Non Tech Company10%
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Comms Service Provider19%
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