Compare Nutanix Acropolis vs. Proxmox VE

Nutanix Acropolis is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. Nutanix Acropolis is rated 8.8, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis writes "Energy consumption has been saved by around 30% to 40% and the number of IOPS have increased". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified". Nutanix Acropolis is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. See our Nutanix Acropolis vs. Proxmox VE report.
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Pros
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.

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The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.The most valuable feature of this solution is migration.The solution is easy to install. It can run on a lot of different types of hardware. Creating virtual machines with it is really easy.The solution allows for easy integrations.The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.The solution's compatibility is very good with multiple operating systems. The moving systems are very good and migration is excellent. These are the most valuable features for us.Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.

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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.

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The virtualization can be better.If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.We had some challenges with management including volume and storage management. Setting it up properly and making it work, specifically shared storage between the virtual machines, is difficult.The solution needs a better billing system.I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.

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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.

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Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.​The cost is excellent.

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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%.

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AT&T, Beedie, AccorHotels, Airbus, BAE SystemsMunicipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG
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Software R&D Company30%
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Government9%
Media Company7%
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