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"Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.""What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability.""One of the most valuable features is that it can be applied at any scale.""One-Click Upgrade and Foundation is the most valuable feature. One-Click Upgrade makes upgrades and LCM a breeze. Prior to Nutanix One-Click Upgrade, upgrades and LCM were overly cumbersome and time-consuming. Foundation provides an easy, yet very structured, approach to cluster modification (adding or removing nodes).""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.""I have found the solution to be stable.""A great feature involves real-time hardware changes.""The product is easy to manage."

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"The best part of the solution is that you can actually scale up to a large number of operating systems without additional hardware.""The single management panel is the main feature that is wonderful for the customer.""This is an easy-to-use product for adding flexibility to your storage solution."

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"There is a lot of functionality in Prism Central, but sometimes you want to see those features in Prism Element.""Nutanix should improve AHV to support migration VMs between clusters and storage containers. Migration between containers is possible, but it requires shutting down the VM. The procedure is long and there is no migration between clusters at all.""The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve.""Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve by adding some NAS features, similar to the ones that are available in the NetApp solution.""This product would be improved if it included a hybrid cloud solution.""The only problem is that not many operating systems are supported on the AOS hypervisor. They need to probably increase the support on multiple operating systems. As of now, a very limited number of operating systems and patch levels are supported on AOS.""In the next release, I would like better and more competitive pricing.""It's lacking in some features but overcompensating in others."

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"The performance is not as good as some competing products and reporting can be improved.""It doesn't have the ability to be deployed on any kind of hardware and network connectors.""I'd like to see improved hardware compatibility"

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"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.""AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of.""There is a license required for this solution and my clients usually purchase a two-year license with extended support. The price of the solution could be reduced, it is more expensive than competitors.""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.""My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it.""Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive.""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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"The product is quite expensive and is among the most expensive for this type of solution.""I believe there is a yearly licensing fee of around $2000 - $5000. I don't think there are additional costs above that but it depends on the type of infrastructure you're booting.""A single socket costs you around US $6,000 for three years. At a minimum, you have a three load cluster for a medium or enterprise-scale company. It can get quite expensive because you're likely to need four to six sockets on the other side. It comes to around $30,000."

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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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VMware software-defined storage is a simple, yet intelligent, storage data center architecture that aligns with business and application demands—eliminating static, purpose-built and inefficient hardware with dynamic, agile and automated solutions.

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Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 45 reviews while VMware Software Defined Storage is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8, while VMware Software Defined Storage is rated 7.6. 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 VMware Software Defined Storage writes "Comes in a single management panel and doesn't require the need to buy separate dedicated storage". Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas VMware Software Defined Storage is most compared with LINBIT SDS and Datera. See our Nutanix Acropolis AOS vs. VMware Software Defined Storage report.

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