Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Data is stored in two different places, leveraging more security and availability. Therefore, network problems are having less affect on iSCSI.
Simplicity of not having to buy FC or FCoE SAN. Instead, we buy servers with their own storage.
The seamlessness behind the scenes of block management.
Thin provisioning lets us get the most value from the hard drives.
I guess on the top of the list is certainly ease of use.
StoreVirtual is that it is our software-defined solution and it's everywhere.
he interface and the installation makes it easy as it's all in one piece of hardware and it doesn't need to be connected to anything else.
The network RAID feature gives us maximum availability, since we cannot afford any downtime, even for a second.
It has solid performance and provides data locality.
Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.
The level of statistical performance data that it can confirm in real-time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s hosts and guests are doing from a single pane of glass and identify issues before they would otherwise become apparent.
SRM capabilities for replication have been proven reliable and very useful for our organization.
It has seamless expandability.
Their Google operating system is more mature, so their results are much better.
Prism Central allows managing the cluster from a single pane of glass, and it allows a deeper dive into the solution.
They have one of the best technical supports in my experience.
Product looks like it is in the end of development.
Configuration of application integrated snapshots for VMware is convoluted and it did not work immediately.
it would nice to have deduplication or compression, things that you have in some of the higher end products.
f you're doing the 10Gb adapters, SFPs don't come with it, but it doesn't say that. It might say that somewhere else, but it's not clear.
It would be nice if there were more parts available in Brazil and HPE could swap out faulty equipment quicker.
The penalty for the availability is performance. So, you have to balance or choose between the availability and the performance.
I would like to see a fuller integration with the public cloud. It would help the user enter the hybrid cloud infrastructure.
There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.
Regarding third-party backup solutions, the only agentless option is Commvault, which is expensive, complex, and requires intensive vendor training.
We would like to see it support other systems outside of the compute stack from which it was built.
They should support more VM, which is not currently supported.
I would like better integration of XenServer into the AOS and Prism Central.
Make it easier to manage.
Reduce its power consumption.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is not exactly straightforward, but not the worst I have ever seen.
If you buy a five-year license, not only does the technical support expire after five years, but you also lose the ability to change and expand the VSA, and the systems won't go down.
One of the key features about it is that when you buy either a VSA license or a StoreVirtual appliance, all your software's included.
The prices are OK, so we don't have much difficulty selling HPE in Brazil.
I don't feel that I am receiving the performance which I am paying for.
Work close with your InfraTeam and discuss with Nutanix the best way to achieve sizing and price that are right for you.
Licensing depends on the features needed.
Extra features should not be so expensive. We would love to be able to use or even just try some of the extra features without having to buy them. Buying those features is just as expensive as buying vSphere licenses, so the cost savings is nullified.
Setup cost is minor, pricing is quite a bit (we have a 7-node-cluster for about 450K EUR with 2 vGPU-nodes for Citrix) but that includes hardware, software, and support.
While cost may seem higher than your traditional 3-tier architecture, you need to look at the bigger picture. You're not just buying hardware here. You're buying a complete environment.
I know Nutanix and VxRail have similar prices and licenses. Nutanix is a go-ahead if AHV is used as hypervisor because it is already embedded in the price.
The basic license that comes with the box allows basic virtualization features but advanced automation features would require an upgrade of licenses.
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out of 35 in Hyper-Converged (HCI)
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Also Known As
|HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||Nutanix|
HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.
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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