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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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"What I like best about this product is that it's free.""There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.""Ability to patch with no downtime.""Good visualization hypervisor.""What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines."

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Cons
"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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"Oracle VM should be more feature-rich.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.""You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there.""If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""Deployment should be simplified.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based.""Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription.""I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.""If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.""We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware.""With having a global contract, we get some discounts.""All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support.""Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."

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Questions from the Community
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: Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage.
Top Answer: Oracle VM is inexpensive. It's open-source, but you pay for support. Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support.
Top Answer: I would like to simplify the processes to implement. When you want to implement Oracle, the steps that you perform could be simplified. The usage could be easier, and more user-friendly.
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Overview

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

Oracle VM for x86

Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

Oracle VM for SPARC

Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

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St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
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Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
University9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Local Government8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 27 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0, while Oracle VM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VMware vSphere, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE and VMware Workstation.

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