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What is Nutanix Clusters?

Nutanix Clusters integrates into public cloud accounts like AWS, so that you can run applications within existing VPCs, eliminating network complexity and improving performance.

Buyer's Guide

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Nutanix Clusters pricing:
  • "I am working on one configuration that is priced at $50,000 USD, whereas another one that I'm working on is estimated to cost $250,000 USD."

Nutanix Clusters Reviews

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CTO at MEDWIZ SOLUTIONS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable with great replication and snapshot capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "The scalability is good."
  • "The pricing can be better."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for versioning. The clusters are on my private cloud. 

How has it helped my organization?

The fact that snapshot, replication, and management are tied together all is important due to the fact that if your snapshots are too big, you can have problems going ahead and replicating to the other clusters. You often need bandwidth managing to make sure that you don't flood the bandwidth of your connection between two or three places.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the replication, the snapshots. They all go hand in hand with each other. The snapshot technology with replication and bandwidth management is good. 

The initial setup is simple. 

The solution is stable. 

The scalability is good.

What needs improvement?

The snapshots have room for improvement.

The pricing can be better.

They don't own the networking side of it.

Nutanix is harder to restore. The problem with Nutanix is when you want to restore data and you only want to restore selected data, much more tedious. With Scale, it's a simple GUI and takes seconds.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've had Nutanix now for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is extremely stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution can scale well if you need it to. If you have a large number of machines, Nutanix is the way to go. Nutanix will let you just keep on adding hundreds of nodes to a cluster. However, reading-wise, Nutanix is slower than, for example, Scale. 

I have a staff of two. I have three others on my staff right now that currently know the system.

How are customer service and technical support?

Nutanix support is good. However, Scale is better. They do respond and they do things, but Scale is faster.

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

I have both Nutanix and Scale, which are two competitors. Scale does some things better than Nutanix. Nutanix does some things better than Scale.

How was the initial setup?

The implementation is straightforward. It's not complex at all. It's all very simple. 

The deployment took us not even a day. It's very fast.

Maintenance is easy and doesn't take much time. It's pretty self-repairing.

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

The pricing is a bit high. It could be less expensive. It gets very expensive to use it. It's based on the CPU and everyone else basically has pricing based on the CPU and between CPU, RAM, and hard drive space. It's not amazing.

What other advice do I have?

I'm just a customer and an end-user.

Users are going to have to know the CLIs and they're going to have to learn the back doors to CLI for stuff and make sure that they really have someone who is doing the networking properly and double-check all your network configurations with Nutanix. They don't do any of that. Whereas Scale sells you the network switches already configured.

I'd rate the solution at 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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Security and Infrastructure Practice manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Adds flexibility between on-premises and cloud-based servers, with good technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is having the full features of my Nutanix on-premises applications in the cloud."
  • "The biggest weakness with Clusters at this point is that the adoption rate is low because customers don't know enough about it."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and Nutanix Clusters is one of the products that we sell to our customers. We deal primarily with architectural products that include physical servers, networking, and storage. It is mostly on the hardware side.

Nutanix Clusters is for customers that want to go to the cloud, but they have applications that can't be moved. By implementing Clusters, we can move most of the applications back and forth between the cloud an on-premises.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is having the full features of my Nutanix on-premises applications in the cloud. It gives more flexibility with the ability to create storage pools and share it between my physical servers and my cloud servers. Since I'm running it all on Nutanix, I don't have any data excise fees.

What needs improvement?

The biggest weakness with Clusters at this point is that the adoption rate is low because customers don't know enough about it. We are just starting to get engaged with this product.

It has to be priced aggressively because it needs to make sense for customers to migrate to it.

For how long have I used the solution?

Nutanix Clusters was just announced last week, so I don't have much experience yet.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Although it is too early to tell for sure, if it is anything like Nutanix ALS on the hardware then it is very, very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's extremely scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Nutanix tech support is one of the best in the industry.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is not any more complex than a typical cloud implementation. You really need to pay attention to where you put your compute resources, how you handle high availability, and things like that.

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

The licensing costs depend on what you need and how it is sized. I am working on one configuration that is priced at $50,000 USD, whereas another one that I'm working on is estimated to cost $250,000 USD. It really depends on the customer's environment.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering Nutanix Clusters is to get a professional to help you with it.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner