Nutanix Acropolis Previous Solutions

Senior9883
Senior Business Analyst with 51-200 employees
We wanted to have a data center of our own. I did a lot of research into Nutanix, spent around 77 hours, and presented a report. In government what happens is that anybody can go and buy a solution but keeping it maintained and sustained for a longer period is extremely challenging in government because people keep on changing because there are a lot of transfers. People keep on switching from one department to another department. They are not technically savvy. These are the two challenges. From a long term sustainability perspective I have to see whether will I be able to manage this entire infrastructure. Third was cost. I distributed my comparative study in three different areas and then sub areas in terms of technology, resources, training, scalability, and all that stuff. Finally, we found Nutanix is the best solution and that's how we went ahead with this solution. View full review »
Gerhard Joubert
IT Manager at Q4 Fuel
We used a different solution before we started using Nutanix. We ran three sites on EXSi from VMware. After doing some research, I saw the feasibility of Nutanix. Not only on costs, but on scalability as well. Although I'm a big VMware fan, I've found that one only has a certain amount of time to build your setup with VMware, and if you don't do it in that time, you must start again. One of the main things I liked of Nutanix, is that I can add an extra node or four extra or nodes if needed within a period of two years. View full review »
MohamedMostafa1
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We switched to Nutanix Acropolis, because of the 3D architecture. The old architecture has a lot of disadvantages. For example, whenever there is a support ticket that needs to be opened, we used to check with the software manufacturers, and they would point fingers at the hypervisor layer or the virtualization software, so we would have to go open a ticket again with the virtualization vendor. Then, they would say, "No, maybe it's the storage." Then the storage guy would say, "No, maybe it's the SAN switch, not the storage," and we would keep on cycling. With Nutanix, the best thing is that they support the whole solution. We're getting just one appliance. One more issue was the storage itself. Regardless of how big the investment was - we could increase the capacity of the storage as much as we wanted - the problem remained in the IOPS. We found a very good solution for this in Nutanix, because whenever we're adding new appliances, not only are we increasing the capacity, but we're also increasing the performance. This is the best solution, especially for a dynamic workload. Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * support * having a decent roadmap * R&D. Those are the most important factors. I put support first because maybe they have a very good technical solution but the support is very weak. That would be a very big problem for me, and production. And a vendor that is investing in R&D, it makes a lot of sense for me to use them. View full review »
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Ran Givon
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We have not used any other solutions before. We have tested many other vendors, such as SimpliVity, but we haven't used anything before. View full review »
Shivanna Gundanavar
Sr IT Consultant at Vision Insurence
Before we were using Mascot. Then we started with Nutanix. View full review »
Mohammed Azzam
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We previously used VMware and we switched to Nutanix because sometimes it's cheaper for the environment, the company, and also for the customer. View full review »
Jalila El Ahrache
IS Manager with 51-200 employees
Previously, we used VMware. But it's a completely different solution with a different platform. View full review »
Todd Selby
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I switched because I got tired of paying support renewals for three different companies. My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are ease of use and price. View full review »
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