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Pros
"It consolidates our servers, and improves our electricity consumption and cooling as well.""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.""Best features are around data locality, compression, and deduplication.""The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.""I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable.""The most valuable features are its ease of use and its good performance.""The management interface of this solution is great.""We are suggesting Nutanix to the management because of scalability and time efficiency."

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"The scalability of the solution is very good.""The most valuable aspects of the solution were the support and performance of the product and the flexibility it gives you to work.""The solution's most valuable feature is its stability.""I think VirtualBox has good stability because I use it in an environment with several resolutions.""The solution is very stable.""The initial setup was straightforward.""This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux.""The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine."

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Cons
"The GUI for this solution needs improvement.""If they can simplify the software slightly for the installation, that would make all the difference.""We could always use a performance upgrade, or simplified management.""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.""One thing I've noticed is that, when you do a shift from VMware to Nutanix, it opens the setup of the VM that's currently running. If people from another site double click on it, it opens the VM instead of the setup of the unit. So I would suggest that this could perhaps be switched. That is so far the only change I would like. I would like it if they could fix the instance where you double click on a VM and it opens the VM instead of the setup. That's the only thing that's a major bother to me.""The product could be improved with more security. The product needs a bit more experience in the market. I think you don't have the possibility to add other hardware. It could be improved with the ability to add and extend.""I would have liked it if Nutanix were a hardware as well as a software platform.""The storage and back-up facilities could be improved. We need day-to-day encrypting of the database."

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"The solution should work to simplify the system. However, it should be flexible enough to allow for special cases.""The solution has to do a better job of promoting the product and its licensing capabilities.""Oracle needs to improve its hot virtual machine migration. It didn't work as intended. It should allow us to migrate between virtual machines, without stopping the database.""The technical support needs to improve.""The solution should have more enterprise features, like migration, high availability storage, disaster recovery, and the ability to deploy to enterprise-scale usage. They should not just offer desktop usage.""The solution needs to improve its flexibility. It's not as flexible as VMware.""The user interface needs to be improved.""It should have the functionality where if I move the mouse away from one screen, the context changes automatically."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Pricing varies greatly between license and editions.""Our licensing fee on the total setup up was about R900 000.""I think it's cheaper than VMware in terms of cost.""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."

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"The product is free to use.""Everything is free within limitations. Once you go over a certain level of usage you have to license the product.""It is pretty good for the price, which is free.""This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Nutanix Acropolis has been specially designed to respond to the problems of hyperconverged infrastructures. We believe that Nutanix Acropolis is more flexible and better suited to respond to the… 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.
Top Answer: The pause feature is valuable. I can pause, which is something that not all hypervisors allow. The snapshot feature is also valuable.
Top Answer: This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge.
Top Answer: It would be good if we could use Hyper-V Windows subsystems with Linux and VirtualBox on the same instance. Currently, to be able to use VirtualBox, we have to restart the machine into an instance of… more »
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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 Virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualizer for x86 servers and desktops, and is also for embedded usage. With this product, you can run multiple operating systems on a single machine, all at the same time, making it a powerful tool to test, develop, demonstrate and deploy solutions.

Oracle VM Virtualbox is a professional solution that is also freely available as Open Source Software. It is for both enterprise and home use. This x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software is high performing and rich in features. 

Oracle VM Virtualbox currently runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh. It also supports many guest operating systems, such as Windows, DOX/Windows 3. Linux, OS/2, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenSolaris.

For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, visit Oracle.com

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Sample Customers
St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company13%
University13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization6%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise32%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise30%
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 36 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0, while Oracle VM VirtualBox 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 VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VMware vSphere, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and Citrix Hypervisor.

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