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Pros
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic.""In general, being able to patch and not having to pay for SanDisk is the best thing about hyper-converged.""The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.""It has a user-friendly dashboard and interface.""Its low maintenance is a key feature. It is easy to install, upgrade, and scale by adding more blocks.""The initial setup was quite straightforward.""The maintenance software is straightforward because you do not need to do any configuration.""It is all-in-one. The compute processing, storage, and network altogether make it convenient. We don't have to have different modules for expansion."

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"The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good."

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Cons
"This product would be improved if it included a hybrid cloud solution.""In the future, I would like to see integration with external storage using the fiber channel""The One-Click Upgrade process could/should offer the ability to integrate with 3rd party drivers. For example, we use NVIDIA Grid graphics cards. It would be amazing if, during the One-Click Upgrade process, we could "slipstream" additional VIB drivers for ESXi into the upgrade process.""I would enjoy an advanced mode where experienced users can leverage their knowledge to do advanced things currently only allowed using the command line tools on the CVM.""USB dongle-based licenses do not allow us to directly locate the USB ports on Nutanix.""As of now, Acropolis and VMware cannot talk to each other. Until we have some kind of interface, it would be much better for Nutanix if they built an interface that can talk. Otherwise, if I have a VMware stack and I already have a Nutanix stack, I can create containers, I create clusters on VMware, I create clusters on Nutanix.""Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators.""To have internal stability, we needed to network the solution ourselves. Performance depends on the application. Performance could be the lack of IOPS, memory and CPU and configuration issues."

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"The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of the solution could improve. Nutanix has recently changed its pricing model from perpetual to subscription. They have identified there are challenges with the pricing model.""Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions.""This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions.""This product is expensive, but they do have discounts. At one point, I saw that they were giving a 70% or 80% discount, which is a good thing, but maybe they should have a more realistic price and then a 5% to 10% discount.""The pricing of Nutanix is not cheap but there are options available.""The pricing is fair for the package.""AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of."

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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

Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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Sample Customers
St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company27%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise47%
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 47 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 6th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0. 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 Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, IBM Spectrum Scale and Scality RING8.

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