Compare Nutanix vs. Vblock

Nutanix is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 15 reviews while Vblock is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews. Nutanix is rated 8.8, while Vblock is rated 8.8. 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 Vblock writes "The VCE VBlocks came along and it was the best combination of an all-in-one virtual data center in a box Converged SAN, Network, and Compute that used VMware to drive the whole package". Nutanix is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas Vblock is most compared with VxRail, VxBlock System, Dell EMC Vscale Architecture, FlexPod and VMware vSAN.
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We like that the size of the box is 1U or 2U only, and all the servers are fit into that box. The ease of operation is there. All the servers and the SAN storage are inside the box.Everything is core centralized on the UI.The solution offers impressive performance.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.

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The most valuable feature is that it is centrally managed, as it is quite easy for our customers to manage everything, end-to-end.The most valuable features are reliability and high availability.It's an integrated box Mac solution, so it's a plug and play. The deployment and build is pre-made and ready to deploy. It makes it easy to apply.The component integration means I don't have to worry about technology mismatches.

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Cons
Pricing and varieties of options could be better.Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators.The solution doesn't support older systems, which can be a problem for some organizations who wish to implement it. It became a problem for us due to the fact that some of our systems are older.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.

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With respect to the technical support, there is room for improvement.In the next release, I would like to see a smaller footprint in the data center and have improvements to disk performance.The user control could be more advanced. They should work to improve this in future releases.The integration with other vendors' products needs to be looked at. It's not as flexible as we would like it to be.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.

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Vblock is priced at a premium because people don't want the headache of managing and deploying different products.The paid support for Vblock is expensive.I think the pricing is on the higher end of the spectrum. There could be some adjustments that could be made there. Regarding licensing, watch compatibility with external products that you run on Vblock. It has got to be properly architected, otherwise, you will run into licensing issues.

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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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VCE Vblock Systems is an all-in-one virtualization platform that integrates the leading storage, network, and compute technologies from the likes of EMC, VMware and Cisco. VCE Vblock allows organizations to easily and securely deploy cloud computing and virtualization in their environments, supporting these multiple technologies and providing flexibility and agility for changing business needs.

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St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others. Xerox, ACS, and Columbia Sportswear.
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Cloud Provider7%
Construction Company7%
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Software R&D Company46%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company4%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise61%
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Large Enterprise52%
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