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Nutanix Era Pros and Cons

Nutanix Era Pros

Academic Application Support at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
One feature that is very good is the backup and validation process that's built into Era.
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IT Manager at Semlex
The Time Machine is the most valuable feature for us. Using it means that we don't have to take regular snapshots, yet we are still able to restore the database quickly in the event of a problem.
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JO
Database Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
We have an enterprise-level backup product that we're required to use, so we don't rely on Era's version. [But] it could be an awesome first-line backup. It's very elegant the way they designed it. It's quick and it doesn't take up nearly as much storage space as traditional backups. It would definitely help to save on tier-one storage.
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Senior Sql Server Database Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The patching is the most valuable feature. We spent a lot of time and effort on the patching of our SQL instances after hours. With Nutanix Era, you can schedule and automate them during your normal operational hours (during the day). You schedule all the patching, then everything happens automatically with minor tickets from the engineer. So, our patching, which took four hours, went down to an hour for the engineer. This is much better for us from a return on investment perspective.
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MS
Pre-sales Technical Solution Architect at Mustafa Sultan Office Technology Co. LLC
It has wizards that are very helpful in the installation, and it handles automation as well as virtualization once deployed.
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EN
System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Overall, the solution is very good. It's easy to use and simple to handle many actions, such as VM cloning, testing, and prediction.
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Principal technology specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has some very good features. It really works with multiple silos in terms of infrastructure, database updates, and migration. So many things are easy with Era.
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Nutanix Era Cons

Academic Application Support at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
If there were data integration services included with the platform then it would be interesting, and it would help us a lot.
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IT Manager at Semlex
The updating of the database engine is something that can be improved. For example, assume that we are using PostgreSQL out of the box, and it is version 10. If we want to migrate to version 11, 12, or 13, then it is not very easy to do that using Nutanix Era.
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JO
Database Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
The patching should be a one-button function. Also, it works about 80 percent of the time, but 20 percent of the time it requires manual intervention. And sometimes, until you understand the technical underpinnings of that process, you can't fix it. I thought we would move past that. In the last version, they broke a big chunk of that for me, and that's why I'm waiting for the new release because they promised me it would fix the problem.
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Senior Sql Server Database Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was a little tedious and complex. If they could make the setup slightly more user-friendly, then that would definitely be beneficial. If they could give a clear indication of what ports are required across the business and multiple VLANs, then your prep work can be done beforehand and before you do the actual installation. Because the documentation that was provided was not 100 percent accurate, so we had to do a lot of custom firewall rules after we deployed Nutanix Era.
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MS
Pre-sales Technical Solution Architect at Mustafa Sultan Office Technology Co. LLC
Patch management is an issue as it regularly causes stability problems.
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EN
System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution needs to improve compatibility with other back-ups and products.
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Principal technology specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Their support is helpful, but maybe they need more technical staff. Their response was slow once, but that was the only time it happened, so I'm not sure.
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Learn what your peers think about Nutanix Era. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.