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Pros
"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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"The most valuable feature of this solution is its scalability.""If you buy the solution for its specific purpose it will work well.""The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system.""The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it.""The system efficiency is excellent overall.""I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.""SolidFire provides seamless performance across your storage system when you need to scale up. Other storage systems do not do that."

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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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"This solution would be improved if it were made to be more compatible with other products.""They could make the mNode more user-friendly. Now you need to configure and add nodes by CLI and it’s not really easy to manage. If they created a web interface to do the management of the mNode, that would be great!.""The technical support is really bad and has to be improved.""The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products.""The user interface needs to be improved. Much of the client feedback involves comments such as "Oh, it's hard to navigate through."""You don't have business continuity with SolidFire. I think it could be a nice feature to have in the future.""SolidFire should start from two nodes instead of the four nodes. That's the only thing. In a lot of solutions, we have to use four nodes, that's the better thing. But as a starting point, two is better. That's why their starting point is expensive."

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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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"The price of this solution is more expensive than others."

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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: The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.
Top Answer: I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.
Top Answer: Within HCI, the whole solution is considered to be quite extensive. As just a storage solution, however, SolidFire is at the same level of pricing as a full SSD solution like ASF. It really depends on… more »
Top Answer: The only thing I would see as a drawback of SolidFire, is that it's a storage that we can address only with the iSCSI protocol and no other protocol such as FC, or things like that, unfortunately… 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.

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SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

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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%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Retailer30%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Transportation Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Computer Software Company30%
Manufacturing Company19%
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Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise33%
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Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business26%
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Large Enterprise61%
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 27 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 9.0, while SolidFire 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 SolidFire writes "Simple to deploy and has good stability ". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VMware vSphere, whereas SolidFire is most compared with VMware vSAN, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays.

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