Compare Nutanix vs. Rackspace OpenStack

Nutanix is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 15 reviews while Rackspace OpenStack is ranked 7th in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews. Nutanix is rated 9.0, while Rackspace OpenStack is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rackspace OpenStack writes "Highly customizable private cloud solution". Nutanix is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail and HPE SimpliVity, whereas Rackspace OpenStack is most compared with Nutanix, VMware vSAN and VxRail.
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Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.Best features are around data locality, compression, and deduplication.The most valuable feature would be the ease of deployment. That is the most significant feature for me because I've worked with multiple vendors and it's always been very complicated to install the software and get everything running.It is a good solution and it is easy to work on their platform.It has solid performance and provides data locality.The level of statistical performance data that it can confirm in real-time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s hosts and guests are doing from a single pane of glass and identify issues before they would otherwise become apparent.

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The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want.It created a reusable library with OpenStack features.The documentation was plentiful and very helpful.​

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There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.They have offered some new features that I have not deployed so I assume that these issues might have been addressed already, but, at my time there was a networking problem.We could always use a performance upgrade, or simplified management.If they can simplify the software slightly for the installation, that would make all the difference.If we can have certified compatibility with other companies, such as Oracle, then it would let us know that they function correctly together.I would like to see a fuller integration with the public cloud. It would help the user enter the hybrid cloud infrastructure.Regarding third-party backup solutions, the only agentless option is Commvault, which is expensive, complex, and requires intensive vendor training.

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The line migration is a problem.It could use more examples in different languages (API use cases).​

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Pricing varies greatly between license and editions.They should lower the price. If they did they would fall into a more competitive market because the price does scare a lot of potential customers away when they get the quote.There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.I don't feel that I am receiving the performance which I am paying for.Work close with your InfraTeam and discuss with Nutanix the best way to achieve sizing and price that are right for you.Licensing depends on the features needed.Extra features should not be so expensive. We would love to be able to use or even just try some of the extra features without having to buy them. Buying those features is just as expensive as buying vSphere licenses, so the cost savings is nullified.Setup cost is minor, pricing is quite a bit (we have a 7-node-cluster for about 450K EUR with 2 vGPU-nodes for Citrix) but that includes hardware, software, and support.

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Overview

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.

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OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.
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St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.X.commerce
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise30%
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Large Enterprise59%
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