Nutanix Files Overview

Nutanix Files is the #12 ranked solution in our list of top File and Object Storage tools. It is most often compared to Qumulo: Nutanix Files vs Qumulo

What is Nutanix Files?

Nutanix Files (Files) enables you to share files across user work stations or VMs in a centralized protected location to eliminate the requirement for a third-party file server. Files uses a scale-out architecture that provides Server Message Block (SMB) file services to Windows clients for home share and user profiles. Files consists of three or more file server VMs (FSVM) or also known as a Files cluster. Files supports multiple file server clusters creation.

Nutanix Files Buyer's Guide

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Nutanix Files Customers
JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco
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Sr. Systems Administrator at Enercare
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 4, 2021
Good management interface and reporting, helped us to consolidate our various file shares

What is our primary use case?

Our file share infrastructure was all messed up with several different solutions in place such as; Windows file servers, Hitachi NAS devices, Linux NFS repositories, and DFS. We were looking for a solution to replace and consolidate all our file share repositories in one single place and the Nutanix Files was the chosen solution. We are very happy with it, as we were able to migrate hundreds of Windows file shares, Linux NFS, and the files seating on the Hitachi NAS to Nutanix with almost zero impact.

Pros and Cons

  • "The management interface is great and you have handy access to several details about your file shares."
  • "The only thing I would say is missing for us it is FTP protocol compatibility."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, we have been using Nutanix Files for more than one year and we are very happy with it. We hope Nutanix can add the FTP protocol to the Nutanix Files so we can also leverage all of the great AOS capabilities in the FTP environment, as well.
Rohit Zanwar
System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
May 29, 2020
An interface that is simple to use and the redundancy is good

What is our primary use case?

We have clustered our in-house environment and this includes our Nutanix Files server.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the interface and support. It is very simple to use. The redundancy is very good.

What needs improvement?

The storage could be improved. The implementation is a little bit complex and should be made easier. Better analysis capability of the files using the API would be helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Nutanix Files for six months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Nutanix Files is flexible in terms of being able to scale it. If you are scaling out then you have to expand your file server, but it is an easy process.  We have approximately 300…
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