Compare Nutanix AHV vs. VMware vSphere

Nutanix AHV is ranked 15th in Server Virtualization Software with 4 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 80 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "User-friendly interface and no licensing fees, but technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". Nutanix AHV is most compared with , whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis.
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Pros
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 most valuable feature of this solution is simplicity.Nutanix is good for new implementations on the VM side. It's very good for disaster recovery and final storage.The interface is very good, and quite user-friendly.

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The vMotion in particular I think is the most valuable because this feature provides migrations of virtual machines in case you want to run do maintenance.Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot.The most valuable feature is vSAN, as it reduces the cost of SAN storage and maintenance.We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.We are able to create virtual machines and move them from one host to another, controlling the resources.The most valuable feature is its ability to revert to previous snapshots during testing of various guest and application deployments.It helps to automate the data replication and DR (disaster recovery).Using vSphere we have virtualized over one thousand servers and this gave us management, cost and datacenter space advantages.

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Cons
They need to work on the deployment of virtual machines. They need to streamline the process of templates and deploying virtual machines.This solution would benefit from the inclusion of an option for visualization of shared media in a graphical fashion.The solution should work to improve its stability.The technical support for this solution needs to be improved in terms of response time.

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I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware.Reporting on vCenter needs to be improved.Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.Generally, the user interface needs to be improved for non-technical people.Two improvements that I would like to see are higher resolution console modes for guests and easier switching between consoles.I feel that the scalability of the solution should be improved.Although vSphere is a nearly perfect product, it does need a little improvement. Datacenter and Cluster structure should be mixed so that the management of clusters would be easier.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is that there is no licensing fee.

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The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses.The price is high, but you get back a lot.Our ROI is good.There is an average performance boost, especially if you use VM encryption inside the VMware with another product, like McAfee. You will see great improvement in these cases.VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.VMware does provide organizations with discounts. The customer service license fee we got discounts on from the supplier in order for us to get the best out of the license fees. That's our experience. We possibly paid less than our partner company. The partner is only local and not global like our firm.The pricing is a bit complex.

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Overview

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.

VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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Sample Customers
JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC VolkswagenAbu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise42%
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