We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues."
"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."
"It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works."
"The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services."
"The entirety of the infrastructure resides in the same product, which makes it easy to troubleshoot and investigate problems."
"Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes."
"It has a vs switch for the people who know Linux, in case it's easier for them to use AHV than it is to use VMware."
"It is easy to deal with when comes to application migration and its compatibility with the multiple component applications."
"The solution makes migration easy."
"There aren't any bugs on the solution."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal."
"It is very stable."
"What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers."
"This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products."
"The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available."
"In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers."
"The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious."
"When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line."
"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."
"There is no web interface with 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 the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization."
"Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions."
"Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable."
"The availability of technical expertise with the solution may be limited in some areas."
"We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services."
"The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them."
"When we do a direct comparison, then obviously VMware does better in terms of having Fault Tolerance and doing active disaster recovery and these kind of things. This is something that can be improved within Red Hat."
"This solution could be more secure."
"The documentation is not as good as it should be."
"Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability."
"AHV is free, it's an open-source solution."
"The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."
"The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable."
"Some of the features required additional licenses."
"We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."
"The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
"We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
"We are using the free version of Red Hat."
"I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
"We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
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.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.
Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.
Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0, while RHEV is rated 8.2. 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 RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V and Oracle VM, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM and Oracle VM VirtualBox. See our Nutanix AHV vs. RHEV report.
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