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RS
Senior Director at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Multiple hypervisor compatibility, simple upgrades, and reliable

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the main features of the solution is that it works on many hypervisors. It is a big advantage. Additionally, the solution is compatible with VMware and Hyper-V, and the management interface, which is called Prism, is very intuitive and user-friendly."
  • "One disadvantage of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is it doesn't support external storage. Connecting external SAN storage to Nutanix, it's not supported."

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of the solution is that it works on many hypervisors. It is a big advantage. Additionally, the solution is compatible with VMware and Hyper-V, and the management interface, which is called Prism, is very intuitive and user-friendly.

The solution upgrades very easily with the one-click upgrade feature. There are no hassles, it can upgrade the firmware and all the software. The management is very easy.

What needs improvement?

One disadvantage of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is it doesn't support external storage. Connecting external SAN storage to Nutanix, it's not supported.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability has been good, it is easy to scale.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support has been good.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is easy to install.

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

The price of the solution could improve. Nutanix has recently changed its pricing model from perpetual to subscription. They have identified there are challenges with the pricing model.

The technical support we have as part of the package we purchased.

What other advice do I have?

If that a customer wants hypervisors flexibility, simplicity, scalability, and a price advantage over VMware, Nutanix is a good choice that they should consider.

I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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PJ
Global Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Flexible, stable, and simple installation

Pros and Cons

  • "Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic."
  • "The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve."

What is most valuable?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic.

What needs improvement?

The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve.

In the future, the solution could improve by having more cloud features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found Nutanix Acropolis AOS to be scalable.

We have approximately 400 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and support?

We have never had any major critical issues, we have not had the need to use the support. 

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

I have previously used VxRail and it is very similar to Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was client-based and it was easy.

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

The cost of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

By deploying this solution you will receive the best results compared to other HCI solutions.

I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AG
Senior Program Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Integrates well, simple to manage, and high quality support

Pros and Cons

  • "Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for running applications.

    What is most valuable?

    Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for approximately four years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I have found the solution reliable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is easy to scale and upgrade.

    We have approximately 30 clients using this solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The technical support is excellent for Nutanix, they are very responsive.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation difficulty depends on the environment but it typically is simple.

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

    There is a license required for this solution and my clients usually purchase a two-year license with extended support. The price of the solution could be reduced, it is more expensive than competitors. You are able to receive some discounts if you meet certain criteria that make the price more comparable to others. However, the discounts tend to be difficult to qualify for. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS a nine out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Distributor
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    VIJETH HEGDE
    Technical Manager at ISIT AE FZ LLC
    Reseller
    Top 20
    Effective AHV feature, stable, and simple to install

    What is our primary use case?

    We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS as an HCI platform.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature I have found to be the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV).

    What needs improvement?

    Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve by adding some NAS features, similar to the ones that are available in the NetApp solution.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for approximately five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution provides good stability.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable, most of our customers are enterprise companies.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We have received good technical support. However, they do not…

    What is our primary use case?

    We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS as an HCI platform.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature I have found to be the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV).

    What needs improvement?

    Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve by adding some NAS features, similar to the ones that are available in the NetApp solution.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for approximately five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution provides good stability.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable, most of our customers are enterprise companies.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We have received good technical support. However, they do not support all partners the same, it is difficult for some to get involved.

    How was the initial setup?

    This version of the solution is easy to install compared to the previous one. Additionally, configuring data storage, such as EMC or NetApp, has become a lot easier.

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

    The price of the solution is high.

    What other advice do I have?

    This solution is one o the top platforms in its class.

    I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS an eight out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
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    Dominique Pasquier
    Directeur Technique at INFONECS
    Real User
    Top 20
    Simplifies storage, integrates well, and facilitates clustering of systems

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use Nutanix for virtualization and Kubernetes.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Simplifying storage is a huge benefit, but the real gain is complete integration. Nutanix gives you the ability to benefit from the clustering system. For example, you can "clusterize" your file-sharing VM. 

    What is most valuable?

    Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.

    What needs improvement?

    In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using Nutanix for one year.

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use Nutanix for virtualization and Kubernetes.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Simplifying storage is a huge benefit, but the real gain is complete integration. Nutanix gives you the ability to benefit from the clustering system. For example, you can "clusterize" your file-sharing VM. 

    What is most valuable?

    Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.

    What needs improvement?

    In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using Nutanix for one year.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: I am Both a user of Nutanix because our business run on it, and I install some Nutanix CLusters for our customers.
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