Nutanix Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Anonymous User
Real User
Director of IT Systems at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature was its time to delivery.

How has it helped my organization?

We had four ESX hosts and a big storage rack. We needed to replace it really quickly. It's all VMware stuff and it involved moving it over. The… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm guessing that the next release will be the SimpliVity stack. I don't know. It seems like they've got a lot of features packed in there. There's… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We decided on HPE because it was at the right price point. There's a certain brand confidence that we had with it. All of our other equipment… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you order the right connectors to connect to your existing storage to move everything. Make sure that you have that inter-connect to… more»
Sean Henry
Real User
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features that the HCI brought was power, simplicity, and flexibility. I don't have a staff of hundreds, I have a staff of seven… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If my people are chasing issues on old hardware, and in the weeds, we're not doing anything that management sees as value. They don't see any value… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see higher level graphics support because we are going to be doing some virtual desktop for our CAD software, and I want to be able… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a project that was overdue by about two years, that couldn't get the performance that it needed. The vendor couldn't spec what we needed… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight. We've only had it since March so I don't have much experience with it but I have no doubt that moving forward… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Manager, Technical Systems at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us, long-term, is the integration with VMware that we're going to be using. We're currently using AirWatch, we're… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The opportunity gained with the relationship we have now is limitless, as new features and products roll out, especially with today's… more»

What needs improvement?

If you want to get down to the nuts and bolts of room for improvement, we would really like them to look at what Nutanix did for day-one/day-two… more»

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

We purchased a VMware Enterprise agreement so vSAN was already included with what we had. It was just a smart choice, given where we were heading… more»

What other advice do I have?

You'd want to give it a 10 out of 10 based on what they're doing in the future, but if you always give a company a 10 they'll feel like they're… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Divisional Manager - Engineering at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that we are most interested in is the scalability. When needed, we are able to add more nodes and scale it up further. That is the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like it to be easier to manage the server, create VMs, and manage the VMs on the client.

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

Initially HyperFlex was a little costly, it was higher, but Cisco wanted to get into our company, so they gave us a fair discount. We have also… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using more on the VMware side. This is the first time we are using HyperFlex. We had an HPE-based system which we replaced with this. It… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are around 250 users working on it right now. It is used for our manufacturing solution which collects information and Exchange data. There… more»
KeithBraithwaite
Real User
Manager, Corp IT Infrastructure at Domo
Jun 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of setting up our DR site with SimpliVity. It was very simple. I did not have to set up a separate storage, server, and networking… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are three big improvements that SimpliVity brought to our organization: * The ability to quickly and reliably create and maintain a disaster… more»

What needs improvement?

I would love it if the solution would auto data balance within the cluster. It is possible, and eventually, it will be likely that certain nodes… more»

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

Upfront costs seems high at first look, but after analyzing all the benefits of SimpliVity, we have come out ahead.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used a traditional virtualization stack with a SAN, compute, and network layers. I switched because, at the time, we had no DR… more»
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