Nutanix Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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Manager Enterprise Cloud System Engineering at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

Some years ago when we started working with Nutanix the solution was essentially a stable, user friendly hyper converged solution offering a less future rich version of what is now called the distributed storage fabric. This is what competing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a system integrators Nutanix offers a solution which is highly standardized that can be deployed in very timely fashion compared to legacy three tier-, converged generation one- and even most competing hyper converged solutions. This... more»

What needs improvement?

Nutanix has the potential to replace most of today's traditional storage solutions. These are classic hybrid SAN arrays Filers, newer All-Flash Arrays
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Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

The level of statistical performance data it is able to report in real time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s hosts and guests are doing form a single pane of glass and identify issues before they would otherwise become apparent.

How has it helped my organization?

The simplicity Prism/AHV delivers over other hypervisor solutions has dramatically alleviated the workload of our IT department without taking away granular features.

What needs improvement?

Site-to-site replication needs some work. It’s not as feature rich for a disaster recovery implementation as I would like to see, but my understanding is that it is slated for improvement in near-future releases. DRS-like functionality is... more»
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IT Admin at Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Prism and Acropolis, as they simplified our jobs and give us the opportunity to lower operational costs without reducing the current day-to-day operation performance. We are using VMware 3-TIER architecture... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As opposed to before, the Nutanix platform allows us to pay as we grow instead starting with a large scale. Management seems to like this idea, as it will save us from overspending the budget. We can improve IT utilization and reduce costs by... more»

What needs improvement?

We're thinking about hosting SAP HANA on the Nutanix platform, but we are still unsure about the path as SAP still has not certified Nutanix to host SAP HANA yet. Nutanix should make SAP a close partner and certify their product with SAP so... more»
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Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The converged storage infrastructure is a great benefit that removes the necessity of a separate storage network. The web-based management portal (Prism) is very robust and easy to understand. There is very little to manually configure, for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For us, the Nutanix 3060 was a fantastic solution because it was an exact fit for the purpose of refreshing our hypervisor (VMware) infrastructure. For example, our existing VMware licensing allowed for a total of 8 sockets, which fit... more»

What needs improvement?

The Nutanix uses controller VMs for disk I/O, metadata, etc. and they can consume significant resources so be sure to account for the additional CPU and memory the controllers will need. There is one controller VM per node so Nutanix and/or... more»
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System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* One-Click upgrades * Software defined storage * The capacity savings One click upgrades are an absolute godsend. Being able to upgrade our entire cluster with the click of a button during business hours with zero downtime has made managing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Processes that used to take hours to complete have been drastically improved due to the nature of Nutanix. Data locality means things complete faster and our users now have more time to complete their work rather than having to wait for a... more»

What needs improvement?

Given all the amazing features, there is room for improvement around the support ability of different hypervisors. Sure, Nutanix now supports four hypervisors but they are not all at feature parity. If you want all the benefits of Nutanix,... more»
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Some years ago when we started working with Nutanix the solution was essentially a stable, user friendly hyper converged solution offering a less future rich version of what is now called the distributed storage fabric. This is what competing solutions typically offer today and for many customers it isn't easy to understand the added value involved when a meta data update is performed and distributed throughout the cluster with one copy residing on the local node and each replica residing on other cluster nodes. If your VM writes three blocks to its virtual disk they will all end up on the local SSD. You might now think that you don't want to migrate that extends from the previous to the now local node but if you think about the fact that the extend will have to be fetched anyhow then why not saving it locally and serve it directly from the local SSD because this is the way your storage layer saves its underlying data then you simply wouldn't do it DRS will happen directly on all remaining SATA drives. This gives you a high degree of predictability and you can plan with a certain amount of VMs per node and you can be confident that this will be reproducible when adding new nodes to the cluster. As I mentioned above the architecture doesn't read all data constantly over the network and uses meta data master nodes to track where everything is stored. Looking at other hyper converged architectures you won't get that kind of assurance especially when you scale your infrastructure and the network won't keep up with all read IOs and meta data updates going over the network. With Nutanix a VM can't take over the whole clusters performance. It will have an influence on other VMs on the local node since they share the local hot tier but that's much better compared to today's noisy neighbor and IO blender issues with external storage arrays. If you should have too little local hot storage your VMs are allowed to consume remote SSD than an external full flash storage array with the added benefit that you read from you local SSD and don't have to traverse the network/SAN to get it and lots more. All with single virtual disk granularity. At some point they were even thinking at making a ...
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Nutanix Questions

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IT Central Station
Feb 19 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is HPE SimpliVity vs Nutanix. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between HPE SimpliVity and Nutanix? Which of these two solutions would you... more»
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reviewer543450in my position as Head of It I have looked and compared both solutions about... more»
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Kerim OzsoydanPlease find here below my comparison and what Simplivity does better. Few... more»
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anush santhanamAbsolutely. I have architected solutions on both of these and here is my... more»
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‎Senior IT Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 14 2017
Which is better in terms of functionality and management? 
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Deb BerczynskiPlease see response below from Shane Hill, PMP Arrow SI Practice Manager,... more»
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Hector MaldonadoI been using VMware for long time and they have a very robust product that... more»
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JeffreyThat depends on many factors and understanding where HCI is going today. The... more»
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IT Services Bureau Chief with 201-500 employees
Sep 27 2017
Working for a state agency, we have to purchase off a state contract unless we can justify buying a product not on the contract. We have seen Nutanix and feel it is the hyper-converged infrastructure that will fill our needs. I need specific examples of what Nutanix provides that other... more»
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NickCasagrandeI would rec'd looking at HyperV with Starwind Virtual SAN. You can scale... more»
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vincent.isjwarawith Nutanix you could mix the type of hardware different proc or base model... more»
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Gowthaman Manickamfor me as a principle I don't like to get locked by this kind of Black Box... more»

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What is Nutanix?

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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