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Samuel Rothenbühler
Real User
Lead Architect Enterprise Cloud - Member of the Management Board at Amanox Solutions at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Nov 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Some years ago when we started working with Nutanix the solution was essentially a stable, user friendly hyper converged solution offering a less future rich version of what is now called the distributed storage fabric. This is what competing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a system integrator, Nutanix offers a highly standardized solution which can be deployed in timely fashion compared to legacy three-tier, generation one converged, and most competing hyper-converged solutions. This allows us to move... more»

What needs improvement?

Nutanix has the potential to replace most of today's traditional storage solutions. These are classic hybrid SAN arrays (dual and multi controller), NAS Filers, newer All-Flash Arrays as well as any object, big data etc. use cases. For... more»
William Beckett
Real User
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* One-Click upgrades * Software defined storage * The capacity savings One click upgrades are an absolute godsend. Being able to upgrade our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Processes that used to take hours to complete have been drastically improved due to the nature of Nutanix. Data locality means things complete... more»

What needs improvement?

Given all the amazing features, there is room for improvement around the support ability of different hypervisors. Sure, Nutanix now supports... more»

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

While cost may seem higher than your traditional 3-tier architecture, you need to look at the bigger picture. You're not just buying hardware... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

In both organisations where I worked, which migrated to Nutanix, we were on traditional 3-tier architecture. We switched over to Nutanix for the... more»
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Samuel Rothenbühler
Real User
Lead Architect Enterprise Cloud - Member of the Management Board at Amanox Solutions at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* Very easy management (e.g. daily tasks and also major upgrades) * Simple and fast to implement as a partner * Very mature and stable with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can troubleshoot customer issues (e.g. crashes, performance issues etc.) very quickly and efficiently since we know exactly how the... more»

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

I don’t have any figures available at the moment. Nutanix is most attractive when comparing the full cost (TCO) including CAPEX and also OPEX.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our company is fully committed to new technologies and ways to build data centers using hyper convergence, software defined networking etc. We... more»

What other advice do I have?

This is the Nutanix management web interface.
Steffen Hornung
User
Data Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
May 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* Single click actions is definitely the most important. They were not even aware that they wanted this. * Performance... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Any task with our servers which is painless because the system runs really fast. Our users are glad to be migrated to... more»

What needs improvement?

There are various areas, but all points that I could mention are under development and get to you free of charge with... more»

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

Setup cost is minor, pricing is quite a bit (we have a 7-node-cluster for about 450K EUR with 2 vGPU-nodes for Citrix)... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Traditional storage on NetApp with ESX-Blades from Dell. We switched because of the simpler setup and easier scalability.

What other advice do I have?

Always check compatibility matrix before you upgrade to get a clear view what comes after your upgrade. I recently... more»
Farhan Parkar
Real User
Team Lead Information Management at a tech services company
Sep 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The Nutanix Prism interface is the most beautiful interface I had ever used in any software. The simplicity and fluency... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I have been using Nutanix since 2014, I have seen approximately five major release versions. Each release provided... more»

What needs improvement?

I would definitely love to see single and two-node cluster setup, as well native network... more»

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

Although Nutanix cannot be compared directly with any other products on market, it’s worth every penny spent. Most of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, we were using traditional server plus storage infrastructure. As we partnered with Nutanix we decided to evaluate... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend considering Nutanix for any kind of workload, whether VDI, server virtualization, databases,... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Program Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Speed of acquisition and ease of deployment * Shorter timeline from PO, to delivery, to operation than converged... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our company was in a high growth period, tripling in size within 30 months. Our demand was outstripping our ability to... more»

What needs improvement?

Performance was not bad, but it could be better. I never fielded complaints from developers or users, but benchmark... more»

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

I wasn’t directly involved in the original purchase. My initial reaction was that we either overpaid or Nutanix was... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used Vblocks for nearly everything, production and non-production, and we were in a high growth phase.... more»

What other advice do I have?

The market for hyper-converged is competitive and rapidly changing. Take a look around.
James VanBrocklin
Real User
Unix Systems and Storage Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Nutanix provides an all-in-one solution for operating our datacenter. Nutanix also provides out-of-the-box redundancy, built in storage savings... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nutanix provides a more agile platform with the ability to spin up and down various workloads on demand, provision developer workstations from a... more»

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement. One area Nutanix can improve on is DevOps automation. While there is some built-in capability via REST... more»

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

I would advise new customers to work with their local reseller and local Nutanix representative and negotiate the best deal they can. I think it... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise anyone looking for a complete in-house, cloud-like solution to consider Nutanix a prime player. The technology is solid, and the... more»
Scott Brousseau
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at PBG Networks
Feb 09 2017

What is most valuable?

* Small footprint: Our datacenter was already pretty full and we would have had to increase its size and add more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We condensed four racks of physical servers into one rack taking up 2U of space.

What needs improvement?

It has the ability to connect to Azure or AWS for storing backups. I would like to have the capability to spin up a... more»

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

Make sure you know what features you want, as they have three software licensing editions: Starter, Pro and Ultimate... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched from traditional SAN and servers because we needed a smaller footprint while dramatically increasing... more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you find a good partner who has extensive experience with this. Also, if you are just doing server... more»
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Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.

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