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"Simplicity is the most valuable feature.""The solution is user-friendly and provides good virtual machine backups. The user interface gets updated when there is a new release.""In terms of features, Acropolis is a good virtualization manager and that it is on-premise. I use almost every technology they provide.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is that you don't need to pay for it, it's free, as opposed to paying for a VMware license.""The entirety of the infrastructure resides in the same product, which makes it easy to troubleshoot and investigate problems.""The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services.""The most valuable feature is manageability.""This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues."

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"The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment.""We are happy with Proxmox VE. We use it as part of a cluster.""Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160).""The backup service, which was released recently, and that we are already using, is wonderful.""The solution is open source and free to use.""The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable.""That the product is free and still has all the features you expect is a huge benefit.""There are many features included with Proxmox."

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"If you have the need for special hardware like FibreChannel-Cards or such and there is no networked-way around it (such as you could work with USB Dongles via an HW-Dongle-Server of network), you have to use a separate hypervisor.""The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious.""There is no web interface for AHV.""It worked well in the beginning but after using it for some time, we found some limitations in terms of compatibility with other software.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.""Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions.""My storage use is doubled; if I am creating a one TB virtual machine then my storage policy will take two TB from my cluster."

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"The initial setup has a pretty steep learning curve.""It's one of those things for me to move things on to the cloud. It's not so easy. I am always on the laptop and have to monitor that because if you want to make strides; you need to stay online.""It is a good solution, but it is very complicated in some ways. It is not easy. You must have experience in the console mode to do some configurations. A lot of documentation and YouTube videos are available that you can use to learn about it.""Lacking in enterprise features.""The product is still a little young so it is maturing, but new features are coming out all the time.""We are using servers individually, and we are looking for a reliable application that allows us to hop between servers with high availability.""The availability of the solution could be a bit better.""A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation."

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"The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable.""AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.""We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix.""Some of the features required additional licenses.""The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."

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"Zero - this is a free solution.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost.""Because I'm using Proxmox VE for personal use and it's an AGPL license project, I can use it at home for free.""The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional.""Proxmox is free.""I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support."

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Top Answer: To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
Top Answer: For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.
Top Answer: The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable.
Top Answer: For me the biggest impact is the cost of licensing in the case of VMware despite its overall intuitiveness and ease of handling and management. However, KVM-based Open Source solutions are becoming… more »
Top Answer: One of the best things about Proxmox VE is that it is open-source and very inexpensive. You get all of the same features as with the more well-known products. Proxmox VE is very easy to deploy - it… more »
Top Answer: The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable.
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Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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Sample Customers
JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
Municipality 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
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Computer Software Company29%
Cloud Provider29%
Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise17%
Small Business76%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise12%
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Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 17 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "Easy to set up with good stability and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Nutanix AHV is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere and RHEV. See our Nutanix AHV vs. Proxmox VE report.

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