Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Hyper-V improved the infrastructure drastically, not only from a performance perspective but from a control/administration view as well.
I think the cluster environment is a good feature of Hyper-V because, if something happens, then it will automatically move to some other mode. This is a great feature of the solution.
The setup was straightforward and easy for our company. The deployment was fast.
It is easy to use, and it is stable. It is a good solution.
It utilizes the hardware so there are multiple applications running on one hypervisor.
It is a stable product.
It allowed us to add on servers and fix things in an expedient manner.
I think all of these improvements are going in a good direction. For me, its direction is good and I'm very satisfied with this product.
The configuration is easy, and it's flexible.
The cloud features in-site offering, which I found to be very interesting.
We are suggesting Nutanix to the management because of scalability and time efficiency.
The management interface of this solution is great.
The most valuable features are its ease of use and its good performance.
I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable.
It consolidates our servers, and improves our electricity consumption and cooling as well.
Flexibility. We're able to mix performance nodes with storage nodes easily. Unlike other vendors where, if we start a hyperconverged solution with them, we have to stick to a specific model, to a specific series with specific capabilities, with Nutanix it's very easy to mix and match the best solution, especially for a dynamic infrastructure like ours.
There are some storage problems which do occur in high load systems, especially SQL workloads.
Sometimes it is a mess, and it is getting hanged. It should be something that could be easily fixed. It made us have to deal with fixing the bugs.
In my opinion, read the documentation carefully. If you do not, you will have problems.
I think there is room for improvement in terms of the cloud solutions.
There are bugs, and this should be resolved by Microsoft.
Microsoft tech support is horrible.
I am using this solution with E-Notes. I heard that there will be future improvements in integration of the E-notes systems. This would be very helpful.
The interface could be more user friendly. In addition, the documentation and security could use improvement.
In terms of the IT different categories, I would like for the governing sections to be able to use it in the IT department. If they can have something like a one view management portal or software similar to VMware that would be an added value.
There could be better support for high power ESX and other cross platform applications.
The storage and back-up facilities could be improved. We need day-to-day encrypting of the database.
I would have liked it if Nutanix were a hardware as well as a software platform.
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.
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 GUI for this solution needs improvement.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem.
The pricing and licensing is pretty good.
I think it is expensive. I think if they want it to be more competitive, they should lower the price.
The pricing and licensing is fine.
The Hyper-V pricing and licensing are very good.
We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money.
The pricing is not an issue for us because we have a licensing agreement with Microsoft. So we are given an 80% discount.
I do not have experience with pricing or licensing of the product.
I think it's cheaper than VMware in terms of cost.
Our licensing fee on the total setup up was about R900 000.
Their technical support is really good. They have been very helpful.
The price is good but I think there is still room for improvement on the price.
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Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.
Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.
Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:
Nutanix Acropolis combines feature-rich software-defined storage with built-in virtualization in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure solution that can be deployed out-of-the-box in 60 minutes or less. Eliminate the need for standalone SAN or NAS-based storage, reduce the complexity of legacy virtualization management and lower virtualization costs by up to 80%.
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|Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.||AT&T, Beedie, AccorHotels, Airbus, BAE Systems|
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Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider11%
Software R&D Company30%
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