Nutanix Acropolis Reviews
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»
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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Jul 25 2018
What is most valuable?Flexibility. We're able to mix performance nodes with storage nodes easily. Unlike other vendors where, if we start a hyperconverged solution with them, we have to stick to a specific model, to a… more»
How has it helped my organization?The TCO model of Nutanix is much more mature than other solutions, because everything is consolidated. We're getting the best value for our investments. We're able to build cost-effective solutions… more»
What needs improvement?It would be fantastic if there was a built-in layer, in Nutanix, that acted like a cloud interface. So far, we need to integrate a cloud interface on top of Nutanix for billing the usage for specific… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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… more»
What other advice do I have?Do a demo. Don't just depend on the theoretical information in the information sheets, but go for an actual demo. Once you see a demo in action, you know exactly what the features are and how to do… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I evaluated Cisco HyperFlex. It was very weak. We also compared EMC2. They have a hyperconverged solution, but I don't remember what its name was. We also evaluated Simplivity, which is now part of… more»
Jul 01 2019
Doubles the number of servers that we manage without having to increase the number of IT personnel managing them
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»
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.
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.
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.
Jun 26 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable features are its ease of use and its good performance.
What needs improvement?The product could be improved with more security. The product needs a bit more experience in the market. I think you don't have the possibility to add other hardware. It could be improved with the ability to add and extend.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Previously, we used VMware. But it's a completely different solution with a different platform.
What other advice do I have?The advice I would give would be to ensure you choose the right configuration. I like the product very much. I would say use it as a solution. I would rate this solution 8 out of 10.
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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