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We are satisfied with the stability.
We prefer the SR650 server system. This version fits our customers' needs best. That's the latest update that we can try to give them.
The FlexClone feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.
Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.
Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.
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.
It takes a very long time to enter the management console, as well as to restart the system, and these are things that should be improved.
Technical support could be improved for this solution.
The solution needs a simpler licensing theme around the DM series. The problem is if you only need one of the features, you still have to buy the whole thing. The licensing needs to be more granular or flexible so you have the option to only license FlexCone or Inline Compression features.
There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.
In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
We can try to make a good offer for our customers, but in Turkey the difference between the dollar and Turkish lira is very high. Pricing is the hardest part of my job, because the price is very high for our customers. We try hard to make the price low for our customers.
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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|ThinkSystem DM Series|
To meet enterprise storage requirements, ThinkSystem All-Flash DM Series systems provide high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. DM Series runs on ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. It accelerates your business while improving the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of your IT operations.
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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