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Real User
Senior Business Analyst with 51-200 employees
Feb 07 2019

What is most valuable?

On-demand scaling is the most valuable feature, I can keep on scaling on-demand. Secondly, Nutanix allows me to create my own configuration. I can create my own configuration and I can get all of it as per my configuration. Number three is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the benefits this solution has had for my organization is the space consumption. Space consumption was reduced by approximately 40% because if I had gone with another kind of traditional, or open world solution, then I would have not… more»

What needs improvement?

As of now, Acropolis and VMware cannot talk to each other. Until we have some kind of interface, it would be much better for Nutanix if they built an interface which can talk. Otherwise, if I have a VMware stack and I already have a Nutanix… more»

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

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. If they develop the interoperability then it would make it a ten. I would advise someone considering this solution to not look at the market share. Look at the technical aspects in terms of… more»
Gerhard Joubert
Real User
IT Manager at Q4 Fuel
Jun 25 2019

What is most valuable?

I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable. Another aspect I really like, when one compares Citrix to VMware, is the interface where you talk directly… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are not fully in production yet and we are still busy testing Nutanix. A couple of things that it makes a huge difference in is our company's power consumption because… more»

What needs improvement?

One thing I've noticed is that, when you do a shift from VMware to Nutanix, it opens the setup of the VM that's currently running. If people from another site double click… more»

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

One of the major problems with IT in South Africa is that licensing fees are 14 times more expensive than anywhere in the world. This is due to the rand/dollar exchange… more»

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

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Nutanix is an extremely cost effective product for the stability that you get without having to install additional hardware to get everything up and running. No other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other options like VMware and Citrix, but Nutanix was the only solution that offered us scalability and the option to add extra notes without any problems.
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Ran Givon
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 01 2019

What is most valuable?

The management interface of this solution is great. We really enjoy not being locked into VMware as the app adviser vendor. The latest version of Acropolis has a very handy micro-segmentation feature, which we use very often. Overall, I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nutanix Acropolis allows us to manage our company with a smaller team of IT technicians. It doubles the number of servers that we manage without having to increase the number of IT personnel managing it. It allows us to build more with… more»

What needs improvement?

I believe the only things that may need to improve is that the Nutanix Controller VM consumes quite a lot of resources. If that could be reduced, it would be great. Secondly, I would have liked it if Nutanix were a hardware as well as a… more»

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

We have not used any other solutions before. We have tested many other vendors, such as SimpliVity, but we haven't used anything before.

What other advice do I have?

My first advice to others considering using this solution would be to always use the support because they are great. The second advice would be to read the Nutanix Bible, which is quite good. It's an online resource allowing you to… more»
Shivanna Gundanavar
Consultant
Sr IT Consultant at Vision Insurence
Jul 02 2019

What is most valuable?

Nutanix helped us to install hardware and taught us how to deploy with a reset. We learned how to install the Nutanix OS, and run a network.

How has it helped my organization?

We use Nutanix Acropolis to look after the cluster, the migration, etc. and run the data center. We have around 300 users here using it. We deployed a basic setup, then afterward one-by-one, we… more»

What needs improvement?

The storage and back-up facilities could be improved. The storage and recording back-up for updates where we can maintain the data server and handle an insurance company. We need day-to-day encrypting… more»

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

Before we were using Mascot. Then we started with Nutanix.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Nutanix Acropolis. We are a national insurance company here. We require scalability. Nutanix is very good at whatever the scale is. There are no headaches. You can boot-up other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated many solutions but finally went with this one. We went with Dell. That is a portable device. We found this one to be better.
YaganadenNaicken
Real User
Senior Information Technology System Engineer at State Informatics Limited
Jul 08 2019

What is most valuable?

I haven't been there to test everything, but I have been to the Nutanix presentation two weeks back on Nutanix cloud. The cloud features an in-site offering, which I found to be very interesting.

What needs improvement?

There could be better support for high power ESX and other cross-platform applications. A major feature in Nutanix is that it should be able to move from AHV to BFX. I would like to see an improved interface. I think Dell EMC is going to… more»

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

I don't think I know. I think it's cheaper than VMware in terms of cost.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to go for Nutanix because it is the way the market is going. Nutanix is becoming the leader in the market. Also, Nutanix offers far more software features than other products. You will not need much effort to understand the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

VMware is already in the market and we have been using VMware first. Now Nutanix just emerged as the leader. That's why we are comparing them.
Reseller
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 04 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is very stable. The ease of deployment is very good.

What needs improvement?

The pricing of the solution is too high. It needs to be adjusted or lowered to be more competitive.

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

The solution is very expensive.

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

I've used other solutions in the past. The main difference between Nutanix and others is that its architecture is superior.

What other advice do I have?

We have a business relationship with Nutanix. We're a reseller and services partner. I'd advise other companies considering the solution to do your research fully and make sure it's going to fit what you need it to do before jumping in. I'd… more»
Jeetendra Nath
Reseller
Sr. Associate Vice President at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Aug 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution brings a lot of convenience and ease of use for the customer. The product is easy to manage. It has easy scalability, which is one of its great advantages. A customer will often look for this feature. The solution is highly compatible with other platforms.

What needs improvement?

I'm not very technical, so I don't know if there are any features that are really lacking. Our customers seem pleased with it, and I haven't heard of any downsides.

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

I'm not sure what the pricing on the solution is.

What other advice do I have?

We're a Nutanix reseller. We would recommend this solution to others. We tend to recommend it often to our clients. All of our customers rate this solution very high, so I would rate it overall at an eight out of ten.
Mohammed Azzam
Real User
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The configuration is easy and it's flexible.

How has it helped my organization?

Now that we have virtualization, with its simple configuration and installation, I can run the different platforms on it.

What needs improvement?

In terms of the IT different categories, I would like for the governing sections to be able to use it in the IT department. If they can have something like a one view management portal or software similar to VMware that would be an added… more»

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

We previously used VMware and we switched to Nutanix because sometimes it's cheaper for the environment, the company, and also for the customer.

What other advice do I have?

It's easy for your IT department, manager, or director. The simplicity of it is good. I would rate this solution at 8.5 out of 10. I would rate it a 10 if support was increased in Saudi Arabia and the pricing was more competitive.
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What is Nutanix Acropolis?

Nutanix Acropolis combines feature-rich software-defined storage with built-in virtualization in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure solution that can be deployed out-of-the-box in 60 minutes or less. Eliminate the need for standalone SAN or NAS-based storage, reduce the complexity of legacy virtualization management and lower virtualization costs by up to 80%.

Nutanix Acropolis customers

AT&T, Beedie, AccorHotels, Airbus, BAE Systems

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