What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Nutanix?
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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 that includes hardware, software, and support. I would also license Prism Central in Pro Edition because you get capacity planning. This makes sense even for a single cluster setup.
Pricing varies greatly between license and editions. The license also changes in by number of users. So, it's a little difficult to calculate the license cost.
The licensing cost is on a yearly basis. There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.
Consider purchasing Turbonomic with or before Nutanix. They pair and play well together. If you do use Turbonomic before going with Nutanix, make sure the company knows you intend to move to Nutanix. This ensures you license the proper features.
The operating system is free.
Work close with your InfraTeam and discuss with Nutanix the best way to achieve sizing and price that are right for you. Licensing depends on the features needed.
Even though Nutanix is expensive, it is well worth it!
The purpose is academic - we want to install GPU cards to test Automation with access to vGPU.
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