Nutanix vs. ScaleIO

As of February 2019, Nutanix is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 34 reviews vs ScaleIO which is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Nutanix writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". The top reviewer of ScaleIO writes "They know how to present important data, including data flow and each drive's IOPS/bandwidth". Nutanix is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail and SimpliVity. ScaleIO is most compared with VMware vSAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Nutanix. See our Nutanix vs. ScaleIO report.
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Pros
It has solid performance and provides data locality.Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.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.SRM capabilities for replication have been proven reliable and very useful for our organization.It has seamless expandability.Their Google operating system is more mature, so their results are much better.Prism Central allows managing the cluster from a single pane of glass, and it allows a deeper dive into the solution.They have one of the best technical supports in my experience.

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Automatic rebalancing is the feature saving administration time.We are using it as the primary virtualization storage (both for internal corporate users and external customers) for VMware and Hyper-V virtualization platforms.They know how to clearly present any important data, including data flow and each drive's IOPS/bandwidth; and allow the user to easily monitor bottlenecks and problems

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Cons
I would like to see a fuller integration with the public cloud. It would help the user enter the hybrid cloud infrastructure.There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.Regarding third-party backup solutions, the only agentless option is Commvault, which is expensive, complex, and requires intensive vendor training.We would like to see it support other systems outside of the compute stack from which it was built.They should support more VM, which is not currently supported.I would like better integration of XenServer into the AOS and Prism Central.Make it easier to manage.Reduce its power consumption.

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It would be nice to set minimum IOPS per volume, besides just the maximum, to be able to satisfy this demand from customers out-of-the-box, not by calculating number of disks, etc.Ecosystem around the product: There is no built-in system for viewing history data, such as volume IOPS. We have to provide graphing by Prometheus and Grafana, which would be a good new feature in ScaleIO.If they could introduce a write cache feature, the product would be perfect overall.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.While cost may seem higher than your traditional 3-tier architecture, you need to look at the bigger picture. You're not just buying hardware here. You're buying a complete environment.I know Nutanix and VxRail have similar prices and licenses. Nutanix is a go-ahead if AHV is used as hypervisor because it is already embedded in the price.The basic license that comes with the box allows basic virtualization features but advanced automation features would require an upgrade of licenses.

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80,277
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8.5
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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.

For more information visit: www.nutanix.com

ScaleIO is purposely designed to be an enterprise-grade scale-out software-defined storage solution. It applies the principles of server virtualization to standard x86 server flash and hybrid media, turning them into high performance, sharable, pools of storage. Whether your block storage needs are for traditional, modern or cloud workloads, ScaleIO has you covered.

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Sample Customers
St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.Check Point Software Technologies, Blue Central, Deltares, Sentinel Technologies, The Binding Site Group, Swisscom, Itrica
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company16%
Healthcare Company12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Insurance Company12%
Transportation Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise32%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise52%
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