Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nutanix Era.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The management of the solution needs to be improved. The solution needs better backup support, especially with Amazon Media. The solution needs to improve compatibility with other back-ups and products.
We just started about three or four months back to do deeper explorations of the product. We are in the implementation of it really, and exploration is still on-going. Essentially, customers have just started using this product so we need to wait some time and see what their feedback is going to be like. Generally, before, we were using the Nutanix Acropolis product, which is another hypervisor, and the deployment was okay. This is something new for us, so we are still discovering a lot about this solution. Maybe after six months, we will have more valuable customer feedback about what is missing and what is required to be improved. But so far, we already have some issues like patch management which has shown to cause some stability issues. The pricing — which is probably the biggest issue for this product becoming more accepted in the market — probably needs to be re-evaluated because it is too high and customers are resisting the cost. The pricing structure is also much more confusing than it needs to be.
I would like to see the SQL compatibility enhanced.