Compare IBM Storwize vs. Nutanix

IBM Storwize is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 7 reviews while Nutanix is ranked 1st in Modular SAN with 24 reviews. IBM Storwize is rated 8.2, while Nutanix is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series, whereas Nutanix is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail and HPE SimpliVity. See our IBM Storwize vs. Nutanix report.
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Pros
They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware acceleration; Advanced copy services features are all in this product.The GUI is very easy and performance is also good.Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage.

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Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.Best features are around data locality, compression, and deduplication.The most valuable feature would be the ease of deployment. That is the most significant feature for me because I've worked with multiple vendors and it's always been very complicated to install the software and get everything running.It is a good solution and it is easy to work on their platform.It has solid performance and provides data locality.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.

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I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services.Replication features need improvement. Currently, they are there in the product, but I'm not sure as to how it works exactly.Events/log analysis tools.

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There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.They have offered some new features that I have not deployed so I assume that these issues might have been addressed already, but, at my time there was a networking problem.We could always use a performance upgrade, or simplified management.If they can simplify the software slightly for the installation, that would make all the difference.If we can have certified compatibility with other companies, such as Oracle, then it would let us know that they function correctly together.I would like to see a fuller integration with the public cloud. It would help the user enter the hybrid cloud infrastructure.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.

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The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most.Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this.

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Pricing varies greatly between license and editions.They should lower the price. If they did they would fall into a more competitive market because the price does scare a lot of potential customers away when they get the quote.There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.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.

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4th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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12,176
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9,528
Reviews
11
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410
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7.5
1st
out of 42 in Modular SAN
Views
123,658
Comparisons
89,771
Reviews
24
Average Words per Review
450
Avg. Rating
8.9
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Overview
Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.

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.

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IP-Only AB, Start Quimica, Informatica El Corte Ingles, Fujikura, Royal Carribean Cruises, Agence France-Presse, University of Pittsburgh, PelephoneSt. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Logistics Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
Wholesaler/Distributor8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Software R&D Company16%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Energy/Utilities Company15%
Healthcare Company12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Hospitality Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Company Size
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise54%
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