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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)
Jun 04 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 Filers, newer All-Flash Arrays
Eric Wyman
Real User
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Jan 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The level of statistical performance data it is able to report in real time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The simplicity Prism/AHV delivers over other hypervisor solutions has dramatically alleviated the workload of our IT... more»

What needs improvement?

Site-to-site replication needs some work. It’s not as feature rich for a disaster recovery implementation as I would... more»

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

I would encourage you to heed the advice of your rep on what to purchase with one exception: Make sure the hardware... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We are currently in the process of switching to AHV from ESXi. We felt the Nutanix solution was significantly easier to... more»

What other advice do I have??

Do not dismiss Nutanix too hastily over one little feature or another. They are coming, and it is worth your patience.... more»
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Farhan Hafiz
Real User
IT Admin at Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd
Jan 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Prism and Acropolis, as they simplified our jobs and give us the opportunity to lower... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As opposed to before, the Nutanix platform allows us to pay as we grow instead starting with a large scale. Management... more»

What needs improvement?

We're thinking about hosting SAP HANA on the Nutanix platform, but we are still unsure about the path as SAP still has... more»

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

The pricing is good for us and just what we are looking for. We can cut off the VMware license and maintenance support,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Previously, we used three-tier architecture, which has lots of points for failure and a lot of consoles need to be... more»

What other advice do I have??

You have an option to start small instead of going big at first, which will capitalize your budget. You can ask for a... 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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
InfraPgmManager523
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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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.
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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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