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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 quickly… 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 capacity… 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 entire… 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 four… 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 here… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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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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 was… 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) but… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 found… 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 of… 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 virtualization/micro-segmentation… 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 the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend considering Nutanix for any kind of workload, whether VDI, server virtualization, databases… more»
Eduardo Nunes
Real User
Technical director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Hypervisor agnostic. I can use VMware or Hyper-V license, if I already have. But if I use a similar solution as Nutanix… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Hyper-convergence makes the whole datacenter simpler. I don’t need anymore to manage servers, SAN, and storage as I used… more»

What needs improvement?

AHV is a great hypervisor but still limited compared to VMware. AHV is the one product they must improve.

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

I know Nutanix and VxRail have similar prices and licenses. Nutanix is a go-ahead if AHV is used as hypervisor because it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I work either with Dell EMC VxRail, but this product is tied with VMware ESXi which requires expensive licenses. It is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Nutanix is the first and the biggest hyper-convergence company in the world. VxRail is also a great solution as well as… more»
Allan Basso
Real User
IT Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

One-click upgrade and data locality are valuable features. The one-click upgrade provides simple management and upgrades… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our 125 seat VDI implementation went from barely usable, to a good alternative, to desktops. The performance of our server… more»

What needs improvement?

The focus on performance improvements over new features is more important to me. It is always fun to play with new buttons… more»

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

You get what you pay for here.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Vblock, a converged solution. We switched for many reasons. Footprint, power, cooling, savings, and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do a PoC and judge for yourself. It costs nothing but time.
Manzeel Uprety
Real User
Co-Founder at a non-tech company with 1-10 employees
Oct 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* The level of statistical performance data that it can confirm in real-time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s hosts and guests are doing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* The simplicity Prism (AHV) delivers over other hypervisor solutions has dramatically alleviated the workload, reducing the work pressure from the… more»

What needs improvement?

* Site-to-site deduplication needs some work. It’s not as feature-rich for a disaster recovery implementation, but my understanding is that it is… more»

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

Consider purchasing Turbonomic with or before Nutanix. They pair and play well together. If you do use Turbonomic before going with Nutanix, make… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not dismiss Nutanix too hastily over one little feature or another. They are advancing, and it is worth your patience. The value brought in from… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Hyper-convergence is the most valuable feature for me as it allows me to scale the hardware according to project… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is now our single most powerful server that is easily scalable and has an HTML5 site that manages all aspects of the… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be great if it could emulate some of the features that their competitor VMware has, for example port mirroring or… more»

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

If you're willing to spend on hyper-convergence technologies be prepared to pay more and be locked down to a specific… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using a standard server infrastructure previously and found an offer for Nutanix so we switched.

What other advice do I have?

Please be prepared to be locked down on the hardware.
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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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