Nutanix Acropolis Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the SolidFire interface. The graphing is very nice, and it gives you insight into the VMs. It is pretty straightforward to use.

How has it helped my organization?

The ability of this solution to scale on-demand is great. It is easy to do. If you need another compute and another storage node, they're really easy to put into play and add into the original cluster… more»

What needs improvement?

The physical cabling was a problem for us, which is why we ended up going with Nutanix. Nutanix used two cables per node, whereas the HCI needs several to each the compute and storage. I'm not sure of… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had acquired a company that was bringing over a lot of VMs and storage, and we did not have much space in our data center, so we had to go dense. NetApp HCI was one of the options that we look at… more»

What other advice do I have?

We went with a different solution and having run that for a while, I would say that there is a lot more than they could do to make it more streamlined. My advice to anybody who is researching this… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have been using Nutanix as well. I find that they both have their pros and cons, and we like the interface of NetApp better than that of Nutanix. Nutanix is easier and more straightforward to set… more»
Volkan Sert
Real User
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 19 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of features, Acropolis is a good virtualization manager and that it is on-premise. I use almost every technology they provide.

What needs improvement?

Nutanix AHV, like every hypervisor, still has room for integration with the cloud. Nutanix is a very, very good product in regards to integration with the Amazon services, but it can be improved, especially in my country, Turkey. In this… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I worked with VMware for more than ten years. The first versions of VMware to come out worked on Red Hat 6.3 servers and they were almost unusable sometimes. Nutanix, in its first version, worked as it should.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from 1 to 10 I would rate it a 9 - I believe there is always room for improvement.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Some other firms were working with HP on their systems, but in the end, they migrated to Nutanix because of support issues.
Ernesto HernáNdez
Vendor
Project Leader at Logicalis
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

KVM is a very good solution for the user ecosystem. The KVM service is well managed with a central policy interface.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup of this solution is more difficult than some of the competing products and it could be improved. I would like to be able to see virtual networking integrated with the virtual machine.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using VMware prior to KVM. It is a very reliable and very strong solution, but it is also very expensive. We are switching to try and reducts cost both in terms of licensing and managing.

What other advice do I have?

The most important thing for people to do when they are researching this kind of solution is to try and understand the main reason and concerns behind virtualization. They should learn the strong points and weakness of this technology, and try to have a base knowledge to understand the concept and… more»
ShaileshSurroop
Real User
Assistant Manager - IS Infrastructure
Jan 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate the Hypervisor center from one console.

What needs improvement?

The cost and licensing can be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In terms of the licensing, if you are using Microsoft Windows 100%, it is okay, but, when you start mixing other environments it becomes quite tricky.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to use GenServer. Unfortunately, GenServer does not support a 10-gigabyte network, but Hyper-V does. This was a major factor in our switch to Hyper-V.

What other advice do I have?

Unfortunately, due to cost, we have begun to look at other products in the market.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have seriously considered Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor. It is more cost-effective.
Mats Hagberg Olsson
Real User
System Design Specialist at Castra AB
Jan 20 2019

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use vSphere for management. It is very fast, responsive, and easy to use.

What is most valuable?

It has high clustering and availability features. These features are not found with other hypervisors.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see VMware head towards a more GPU friendly environment. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is high. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also have experience with Citrix ESXi.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The other options that we considered were Cisco, Dell EMC, and Nutanix. 
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