Nutanix Acropolis vs. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

Nutanix Acropolis is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews vs StarWind HyperConverged Appliance which is ranked 10th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis writes "Enables us to easily mix performance nodes with storage nodes". The top reviewer of StarWind HyperConverged Appliance writes "Updates are much less painful, and the proactive support is fantastic". Nutanix Acropolis is most compared with vSphere, Proxmox VE and Hyper-V. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix and StarWind Virtual SAN. See our Nutanix Acropolis vs. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance report.
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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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This solution came preconfigured. All we needed to do was plug it in and move our VMs.We have found the live migration to be the most valuable feature. It allows us to seamlessly maintain our servers, as well as have peace of mind if something goes wrong.Customer service has been excellent. Any questions we have had have been answered quickly.

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It would be fantastic if there was a built-in layer, in Nutanix, that acted like a cloud interface. So far, we need to integrate a cloud interface on top of Nutanix for billing the usage for specific customers' domains. It would be great if a cloud gateway was built-in, inside Nutanix.One of the very important things that I would like to see in Nutanix, but I'm not sure if it's in the roadmap or not, is to have some kind of caching optimization at remote sites, to build active-active data centers more easily.

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A desired feature or service is the ability to have a hardware subscription plan that ensures routine hardware updates in conjunction with the hyper-converged software.

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The price is good but I think there is still room for improvement on the price.

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A desired feature or service would be the ability to have a hardware subscription plan that ensures routine hardware updates in conjunction with hyper-converged software.Its cost was reasonable.

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Overview

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%.

For SMB, ROBO and Enterprises, who look to bring in quick deployment and operation simplicity to virtualization workloads and reduce related expenses, our solution is StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA). It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, hypervisor of choice, StarWind Virtual SAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct or VMware Virtual SAN and associated software into a single manageable layer. The HCA supports scale-up by adding disks and flash, and scale-out by adding extra nodes.

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance consists of StarWind Virtual SAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct or VMware Virtual SAN “Ready Nodes”, targeting those, who are building their virtualization infrastructure from scratch. In case there is an existing set of servers, we offer a “software only version”, which is essentially our years proven StarWind Virtual SAN. Basically, it’s the fuel powering StarWind HCA. 

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