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Pros
"The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.""The most important features are SnapVault, Snapshots, and SnapMirror.""For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation.""The most valuable feature is SnapMirror.""Data consolidation and visualization.""You can use different protocols at the same time. Monitoring is also very easy in NetApp FAS Series. There is a free tool for monitoring.""The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support.""I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system."

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"Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.""The solution offers impressive performance.""Everything is core centralized on the UI.""We like that the size of the box is 1U or 2U only, and all the servers are fit into that box. The ease of operation is there. All the servers and the SAN storage are inside the box.""Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.""One of the most valuable features is that it can be applied at any scale.""The product is easy to manage.""The ease of deployment is very good."

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"Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.""Technical support needs to be improved, as there are no longer partners in our country.""The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth.""If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product.""The solution could do more than just data.""Its licensing cost can be improved.""There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece.""Interfacing with the cloud environment could be better. I want to be able to move some cloud volume and integrate it seamlessly with my home on-premise storage. Sometimes I have issues with port permissions. NetApp probably needs to improve more on the integration side from on-premise to the cloud."

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"In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.""The solution doesn't support older systems, which can be a problem for some organizations who wish to implement it. It became a problem for us due to the fact that some of our systems are older.""Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators.""Pricing and varieties of options could be better.""There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.""Some clients find the solution's cost to be too high.""I'm not very technical, so I don't know if there are any features that are really lacking. Our customers seem pleased with it, and I haven't heard of any downsides.""The pricing of the solution is too high. It needs to be adjusted or lowered to be more competitive."

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"I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD.""It is expensive.""I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better.""It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.""We purchased it for four years, and it wasn't expensive. It was reasonable. Every company has a different agreement with NetApp. We got everything we wanted with all the bells and whistles and all the features and functionalities."

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"AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of.""The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable.""This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions.""Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that.""My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions.""Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive.""The pricing is fair for the package."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance.
Top Answer: It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.
Top Answer: There should be a separate admin web management for each SVM. We are currently managing all SVMs from a single admin interface. it is a problem. Real-time performance monitoring requires good… more »
Top Answer: Acropolis in itself is no product.  Do we speak AOS or AHV Ort both? AOS is the intelligence on Top of a hypervisor making AHV Or Vsphere an HCI Solution. AHV is Nutanix own hypervisor managed… more »
Top Answer: Ok, I have no hands-on with vxRail.  But we have vGPU running on Nutanix with ESXi (vsphere). I am not aware of something like vGPU sharing across nodes/hosts. You did not mention which solution you… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.
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Overview
NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.

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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Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
St. 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 Firm21%
Healthcare Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Comms Service Provider5%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm11%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business15%
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Large Enterprise61%
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NetApp FAS Series is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 10 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 27 reviews. NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.6, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem, FreeNAS and ExaGrid EX Series, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VMware vSphere. See our NetApp FAS Series vs. Nutanix Acropolis AOS report.

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