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"What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure.""The feature that I like most is the versatility.""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 most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.""The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.""It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.""Active Memory Sharing dynamically reallocates memory of running partitions based on changing workload demands. The memory for the pool is carved out from Physical memory and is made logical memory. The said memory is not available to be assigned to partitions as dedicated memory. A min, max and desired as well as weight is assigned to the memory of each lpar to help hypervisor make a decision in case a condition where priority is to be given to a certain lapr to use the memory form shared pool."

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"The interface is very good, and quite user-friendly.""Nutanix is good for new implementations on the VM side. It's very good for disaster recovery and final storage.""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 is the integration between storage and compute services.""Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.""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.""This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues.""Simplicity is the most valuable feature."

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"The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers""Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.""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.""The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.""The performance should be improved.""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.""A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors."

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"The technical support for this solution needs to be improved in terms of response time.""The solution should work to improve its stability.""Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.""There is no web interface for AHV.""There is no web interface with AHV.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line."

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"The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project.""The license cost is bundled with IBM Power Systems as it is limited to RISC-based IBM systems only."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is that there is no licensing fee.""AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.""Some of the features required additional licenses.""We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Technical support is great.
Top Answer: The pricing is too high. there are other options on the market that are priced at less of a cost. IBM needs to begin to compete with them a bit more.
Top Answer: Whenever you go to the virtualization, you may experience performance issues. They need to better cater to virtualization with respect to performance. I'm not saying I'm facing any performance issue… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is manageability.
Top Answer: We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix. If we were using another product, like VMware, then we would need to have a separate license for the hypervisor.
Top Answer: It's difficult to find something that needs improvement, for me, it's a perfect solution. I have not had any issues in the three years that I have been using it. I was faced with one small problem… more »
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Overview
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, Pneuhage
JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company21%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews while Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 9.0, while Nutanix AHV is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "Secure with excellent stability and very good 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, Hyper-V, KVM, Proxmox VE and Oracle VM VirtualBox, whereas Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and Oracle VM VirtualBox. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV report.

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