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The configuration is easy, and it's flexible.
The cloud features in-site offering, which I found to be very interesting.
We are suggesting Nutanix to the management because of scalability and time efficiency.
The management interface of this solution is great.
The most valuable features are its ease of use and its good performance.
I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable.
It consolidates our servers, and improves our electricity consumption and cooling as well.
Flexibility. We're able to mix performance nodes with storage nodes easily. Unlike other vendors where, if we start a hyperconverged solution with them, we have to stick to a specific model, to a specific series with specific capabilities, with Nutanix it's very easy to mix and match the best solution, especially for a dynamic infrastructure like ours.
The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.
Ability to patch with no downtime.
The stability of the product is fine.
The support staff in the tech support team at Oracle has improved. I find them extremely helpful and they give very solid support.
It is simple and straightforward, and it will only require you one system integrator to do the job.
It is a stable product.
It is very useful for the project management of our company.
Overall, the biggest performance is around virtualization and automation, you can build private clouds with Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager.
In terms of the IT different categories, I would like for the governing sections to be able to use it in the IT department. If they can have something like a one view management portal or software similar to VMware that would be an added value.
There could be better support for high power ESX and other cross platform applications.
The storage and back-up facilities could be improved. We need day-to-day encrypting of the database.
I would have liked it if Nutanix were a hardware as well as a software platform.
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.
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 GUI for this solution needs improvement.
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 which can talk. Otherwise, if I have a VMware stack and I already have a Nutanix stack, I create containers, I create clusters on VMware, I create clusters on Nutanix. All of these clusters cannot talk to each other. Then it has to be then subverted as a parallel execution. What happens then is that I have to work in two different environments within my data center. Practically, they are two different data centers but physically and logically, they are one. If they cannot talk to each other that creates a lot of issues. That is something which Nutanix has to develop because for Nutanix it is very simple. For example, Oracle is using a function called GoldenGate. They have a feature called GoldenGate which allows them to talk to various different environments which must really help.
We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.
There is no memory over-subscription and CPU over-subscription. That has to be improved in terms of Oracle VM perspective. The other leading virtualizing software solutions have this feature.
This solution is not as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has made an effort to improve these issues with recent updates.
The management can be improved more, and become more agile. It would be nice for it to become more rich in terms of UI. In addition, the replication to disaster recovery needs improvement.
It was a complex setup. It was very difficult for me.
Integrating with the internal system is not very easy.
One is the hypervisor. Right now, it’s all using Xen. What would be really helpful is to have some choice, and the underlying hypervisor technology use KVM which is very popular with certain workloads.
I would say third-party plugins to other storage vendors. There are a lot of converged infrastructure setups; one that we have, multiple different hardware vendors. So that would be something we could definitely be looking for.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I think it's cheaper than VMware in terms of cost.
Our licensing fee on the total setup up was about R900 000.
Their technical support is really good. They have been very helpful.
The price is good but I think there is still room for improvement on the price.
Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription.
I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.
If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.
We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware.
The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly."
Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost effective.
If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.
The price of this product is high.
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Nutanix Acropolis combines feature-rich software-defined storage with built-in virtualization in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure solution that can be deployed out-of-the-box in 60 minutes or less. Eliminate the need for standalone SAN or NAS-based storage, reduce the complexity of legacy virtualization management and lower virtualization costs by up to 80%.
Oracle VM for x86
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Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
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