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MA
System Administrator at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Good technical support, straightforward to set up, and the included hypervisor works well

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are Prism Central and the Disaster Recovery."
  • "I would like to see the capability to use FC SAN storage."

What is our primary use case?

We use Nutanix Prism to manage our CVMs.

I use this solution occasionally, although not in our production environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Prism Central and the Disaster Recovery. These features only come in the platinum edition, as far as I know.

It is flexible because you can use different hypervisors.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the capability to use FC SAN storage. Currently, this technology is not supported.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In our experience, it is stable. Given that we do not use it in a production environment, however, we do not use it on a daily basis.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Nutanix Prism is definitely scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Nutanix is very good when it comes to providing technical support.

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

We also use NetApp HCI and there are differences between them. For example, in NetApp, the hypervisor is unchangeable and works only with the VMware version. That is one of the disadvantages. On the other hand, NetApp is scalable in terms of both storage and compute, independently. It is not more scalable than Nutanix, but hit has independency of storage and compute, which might make it more cost-effective in some situations.

Another disadvantage of NetApp is that it's more expensive.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

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

Nutanix Prism is priced better than some of the competing solutions.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing Nutanix Prism is to use the hypervisor that comes with it because there is no reason to use another one.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Andrii Levchenko
BDM (Technical) at Softprom by ERC
Reseller
Top 5
Sufficient for everyday operations, perfect support, and good for dynamic infrastructures

Pros and Cons

  • "I like the general usability for general configuration. It is sufficient for everyday operations."
  • "The life cycle management or LCM feature is the most complicated. It takes really long and is unpredictable for our use cases. They should provide more detailed information about the kind of LCM to go for, various errors, and different kinds of tasks. For analytics for certain configurations, we require more details with the report. Sometimes, not all elements are present for support, management, and configuration. For troubleshooting, it would be very easy and useful if we can analyze log files directly from Prism, that is, not from the command line but directly from Prism."

What is our primary use case?

We manage the basic infrastructure with Prism and Prism Control. 

What is most valuable?

I like the general usability for general configuration. It is sufficient for everyday operations.

What needs improvement?

The life cycle management or LCM feature is the most complicated. It takes really long and is unpredictable for our use cases. They should provide more detailed information about the kind of LCM to go for, various errors, and different kinds of tasks.

For analytics for certain configurations, we require more details with the report. Sometimes, not all elements are present for support, management, and configuration.

For troubleshooting, it would be very easy and useful if we can analyze log files directly from Prism, that is, not from the command line but directly from Prism.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is perfect. They provide very fast answers to every problem. The solution is generally provided on the same day.

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

When compared with VMware, it is an overpriced solution for basic features, but for a highly complex project, its price very adequate.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very complex solution with many different functionalities. Prism Element is for enterprises of any size. In Prism Pro or Prism Ultimate, the functionality is a bit locked to the company size and the IT infrastructure size. You don't always need a very big installation for a big business. I would advise others to use Prism Central because Prism Element does not have all the required management features that Prism Central has. 

I would recommend this solution for all organizations planning to build infrastructure for any size and change. It is easy for changes in size or functionality.

I would rate Nutanix Prism a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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MarcMermuys
ICT System Administrator at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Has improved performance for our virtual desktops and is easy to manage

Pros and Cons

  • "Since we began using Nutanix the performance for virtual desktops is much better."
  • "The main area where an improvement could be made would be the pricing."

What is our primary use case?

I work as an ICT System Administrator in a tertiary institution and Nutanix is the platform we use for virtual desktop, VDI. We have approximately 200 members using the solution in addition to which we also have 350 students. The students only use it on a floating desktop pool, not concurrently.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would be performance. Since we began using Nutanix the performance for virtual desktops is much better. It's easy to manage Nutanix with no downtime during periods of maintenance. There has also been a big improvement in the dashboard which is now very easy compared to earlier solutions.

What needs improvement?

The main area where an improvement could be made would be the pricing. Aside from that, it's a very good product.

An additional feature that could be included would be to make an easy connection to closed systems such as Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Nutanix for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product has excellent stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's very easy to scale because it's a cluster. We started with four nodes then add a fifth to add a vision computer. There were no issues and no down time.  

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer support has improved a lot since the early days. 

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others using VDI to add All-Flash clusters, so no ordinary disk, but All-Flash disks for performance. That's something I would suggest, but that is more specific for VDI environments.

I would rate this product a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
NK
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company
Consultant
Top 10
Good centralized management that supports all hypervisors

Pros and Cons

  • "The centralized management of Nutanix Prism is the best feature."
  • "I think that the Nutanix Prism Pro the terms it uses, it's not very user-friendly."

What is our primary use case?

I think Nutanix is a good solution for hyper-convergence. Since there isn't always a centralized management tool that can do everything like related that. Nutanix supports all the hypervisors, that's why I feel it's best.

What is most valuable?

The centralized management of Nutanix Prism is the best feature. I can upgrade the hardware and I can upgrade the software from there. So that's a good feature.

What needs improvement?

I think that the Nutanix Prism Pro the terms it uses, it's not very user-friendly. Those terms should be a little more user-friendly. What terms they use should be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Nutanix Prism for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't had any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've contacted Nutanix technical support. It was a good experience.

How was the initial setup?

Nutanix it is straightforward, not complex. Deploying Nutanix Prism Pro takes a maximum of one hour.

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

Nutanix Prism pricing is higher than other products. They sell hyper-convergence as a bundled product. That's why I bought Nutanix. If I'm going with another hypervisor apart from ASV, the price goes higher. That's where the problem is.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Nutanix Prism Pro at an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
AW
Technical Support Specialist at a outsourcing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Ideal solution for virtual machine and storage management

Pros and Cons

  • "The storage management is one of the best."
  • "The price could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for the solution is for virtual machine management and storage management. I work as a technical support specialist and we're a customer of Nutanix.

What is most valuable?

The event management is a very valuable feature, and resource management is also very good. Their storage management is one of the best. They do very good deduplication and compression.

What needs improvement?

I think perhaps they can improve on the price but it is a good product. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about one year.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've contacted technical support for minor issues. Perhaps the response time could be improved but technically the customer support is very good. 

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was done by a specialist contractor who was trained on Nutanix so we didn't have any issues with setting up. They did a great job. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are evaluating other products such as VMWare, but that's for other solutions. 

What other advice do I have?

Anyone considering the solution should give it a test run. Try it in your environment. Check if your applications or your credit systems are compatible. I would say to anyone who has the budget to go for it, it's a really good system.

There is always space for improvement so I would rate the product a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
DM
Consultant Project Development at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 10
Good dashboards, integrates well with other products, and Prism Central is helpful

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the dashboards."
  • "In the next release, I would like the ability to browse data stores."

What is our primary use case?

We are a distributor and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our clients.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the dashboards.

Prism Central, which is an aggregation of many Prisms, is very helpful.

Extra products are able to integrate directly into the Prism console.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like the ability to browse data stores directly from the Prism interface instead of using third party product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Nutanix Prism for about five months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nutanix Prism is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. Our customers are large, enterprise-level companies with more than 500 or 1,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Nutanix has very good technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

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

A lot of my customers complain about the price of renewals, so I think that this can be improved.

What other advice do I have?

Nutanix Prism is a good solution and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
AB
Head, Digital Business and Innovation (BSc/MSc Computer Science, CISA) at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 20
A scalable solution for easily managing virtual environments

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and Nutanix Prism is one of the products that we implement for our clients. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is that you can manage your virtual environments seamlessly. Nutanix Prism is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Although this solution has very good analytics capabilities, it can be even more granular. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Nutanix Prism for the past year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Aside from ease of use, scalability is one of the key points of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and Nutanix Prism is one of the products that we implement for our clients. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is that you can manage your virtual environments seamlessly.

Nutanix Prism is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Although this solution has very good analytics capabilities, it can be even more granular. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Nutanix Prism for the past year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Aside from ease of use, scalability is one of the key points of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good but usually, people don't have to contact them unless they have a really complicated installation.

How was the initial setup?

The length of time for deployment depends on the size of the environment. The bigger it is, the longer it takes to deploy. For an average deployment, including configuration, it will take about a week.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this is a good product and I highly recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
YN
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
Ability to have a single point to match things and simplicity of use are key benefits

What is our primary use case?

We have a data center and provide licenses to our customers. Our company uses this solution on private cloud and our customers generally use it on-prem. We are partners and resellers of Nutanix and I'm a systems engineer.

What is most valuable?

I like the simplicity of use and the ability to have a single point to match things.

What needs improvement?

We've been waiting a long time for micro application using a company's provider, that would be a good improvement. The cost of the solution is quite high and I'd like to see that lowered. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I think the technical support of Nutanix is one of the best supports I…

What is our primary use case?

We have a data center and provide licenses to our customers. Our company uses this solution on private cloud and our customers generally use it on-prem. We are partners and resellers of Nutanix and I'm a systems engineer.

What is most valuable?

I like the simplicity of use and the ability to have a single point to match things.

What needs improvement?

We've been waiting a long time for micro application using a company's provider, that would be a good improvement. The cost of the solution is quite high and I'd like to see that lowered. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I think the technical support of Nutanix is one of the best supports I have used.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and takes about an hour. 

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

In addition to the standard licensing fees there are extra costs for some functionalities such as capacity planning using Prism Pro.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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