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It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.It's in English, so its exceptional qualities make the control environment more flexible, easier, more stable, and easy to recover after issues.The stability is the most valuable aspect of this solution. IBM is the most powerful and stable platform.The feature that I like most is the versatility.What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure.

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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.Nutanix is good for new implementations on the VM side. It's very good for disaster recovery and final storage.

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If it could actually virtualize the entire platform it might be better. If you're having more than one virtualization technology, maybe there's a way to actually have less - one technology to run the data center and maybe one special virtualization for power. If it integrated with other platforms more effectively it might be better.The performance should be improved.The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers

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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.The solution should work to improve its stability.

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The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project.

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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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Top Answer: The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: My colleagues are the ones who deal with pricing.
Top Answer: The performance should be improved. They should reduce the cost to purchase the hardware of the physical server.
Top Answer: Simplicity is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: Some of the features required additional licenses.
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Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.

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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Sample Customers
Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, PneuhageJetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.6, while Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "Stable with flexible licensing and great technical support". 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". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM, whereas Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and RHEV. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV report.

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