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Pros
"The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it.""The simple configuration feature is great. It is very simple, allowing you to set up MSA very easily.""The product is very easy to deploy.""The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features."

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"Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.""The solution offers impressive performance.""Everything is core centralized on the UI.""We like that the size of the box is 1U or 2U only, and all the servers are fit into that box. The ease of operation is there. All the servers and the SAN storage are inside the box.""Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.""One of the most valuable features is that it can be applied at any scale.""The product is easy to manage.""The ease of deployment is very good."

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Cons
"The support contract is expensive, although they are very responsive.""Synchronized replication is very important for MSA; however, HPE StorageWorks MSA doesn't provide synchronized replication.""It would be ideal if there was a better management interface.""This product is getting a little bit older, so new features like deduplication are not included."

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"In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.""The solution doesn't support older systems, which can be a problem for some organizations who wish to implement it. It became a problem for us due to the fact that some of our systems are older.""Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators.""Pricing and varieties of options could be better.""There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.""Some clients find the solution's cost to be too high.""I'm not very technical, so I don't know if there are any features that are really lacking. Our customers seem pleased with it, and I haven't heard of any downsides.""The pricing of the solution is too high. It needs to be adjusted or lowered to be more competitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal.""This solution is quite expensive; they should lower the cost.""This solution involves a one-time CapEx payment, followed by warranty extensions."

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"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.""This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions.""Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that.""My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions.""Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive.""The pricing is fair for the package."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The product is very easy to deploy.
Top Answer: We are only really using the solution for CCTV purposes. It's very basic. We don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Therefore, for our purposes, we aren't really finding anything that is lacking. It… more »
Top Answer: Acropolis in itself is no product.  Do we speak AOS or AHV Ort both? AOS is the intelligence on Top of a hypervisor making AHV Or Vsphere an HCI Solution. AHV is Nutanix own hypervisor managed… more »
Top Answer: Ok, I have no hands-on with vxRail.  But we have vGPU running on Nutanix with ESXi (vsphere). I am not aware of something like vGPU sharing across nodes/hosts. You did not mention which solution you… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.
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Overview
Whether you need best-in-class performance or are looking to get the most capacity for your investment, MSA has a fast, affordable solution for you. And every MSA comes with an intuitive setup and management interface anyone can master.

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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Femsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise61%
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HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 4 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 27 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.2, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Easy to deploy and manage with good monitoring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE EVA, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VMware vSphere.

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