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"It is a good solution and it is easy to work on their platform.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want."

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"If we can have certified compatibility with other companies, such as Oracle, then it would let us know that they function correctly together.""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."

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"The line migration is a problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.""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."

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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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OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.
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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 Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider28%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise32%
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Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise64%
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 38 reviews while Rackspace OpenStack is ranked 5th in Converged Infrastructure with 1 review. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0, while Rackspace OpenStack is rated 8.0. 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 Rackspace OpenStack writes "Highly customizable private cloud solution". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas Rackspace OpenStack is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Dell PowerEdge VRTX.

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