Nutanix Reviews

Samuel Rothenbühler
Real User
Lead Architect Enterprise Cloud - Member of the Management Board at Amanox Solutions at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Sep 12 2019

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 solutions typically offer today and for many customers it isn't easy to understand the added value (I would argue they should in fact be a requirement)… 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 with a small team or architects, and implementation specialists for large projects.

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 it usually comes down to the price for large amounts of data where Nutanix may offer higher than needed storage performance at a price point which isn't… more»
GILLES THEAUDIERE
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.

What needs improvement?

They have offered some new features that I have not deployed so I assume that these issues might have been addressed already, but there was a networking problem. This solution could use network improvements. I think the next release should include a software improvement, like the ability to deploy… more»

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

I have used VMware solutions with server and storage on the same switch. It was the same product on the same architecture, so I cannot challenge those architectures. They are one and the same. I used to deploy HP 300 AP, which is the exact same solution from HP with the VSA solution. VMware was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Follow the best practices and check everything. The network is always the point of failure, and if you don't configure or manage the best ways for the network, it will remind you that you have an issue, or that you don't have well-prepared deployment. I would rate Nutanix as nine out of ten because… more»
Mohammed Alakhouch
Real User
Direction Générale des Impôts at a sports company with 201-500 employees
Apr 25 2019

What is most valuable?

I think that the most interesting features are the replication and redundancy. It is a good solution and it is easy to work on a Nutanix platform.

What needs improvement?

I think that there are several areas that they can improve slightly, including the mail servers, the application servers, and perhaps even the database servers. If we can have certified compatibility… more»

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

The licensing cost is on a yearly basis. There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.

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

Prior to this solution, we used VMware on Intel technology. We also have IBM IT Infrastructure with Power technology. We switched to Nutanix because it is easier to manage and administer the platform… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have recently acquired this solution and have done the training. We are going to be using it to support technical applications before we can generalize it, and use it on a much bigger scale… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were given demonstrations of other solutions, but we were satisfied with all of the features that Nutanix offers.

Nutanix Questions

Nicola Calligaris
User at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 17 2019
Hello, We have to make a big investment in hyper-convergent infrastructure to offer services in the Cloud (SAAS, IAAS). We are looking at two technologies: VMware with vSAN  Nutanix (only AOS component as we already have VMware vSphere as hypervisor and NSX and vRA for automation) Which one… more»
Assistan9c81If you are locked in on VMware vSan, VMware makes more sense. If you have an… more»
reviewer960162We use neither of the technologies below, but in my previous investigation, I… more»
Frédéric LavoineBoth techs are mature and will fit your specifications. To be honest you have to… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 21 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nutanix Acropolis vs VMware vSphere. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Nutanix Acropolis and VMware vSphere? Which of these two… more»
Patrick RingelbergQuestion one: Does the customer already have vSphere because than I would… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 17 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs Nutanix. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Nutanix? Which of these two… more»
Jacob PomplunNutanix and Hyperflex HX are very similar in feature functions, design (except… more»
Mark S. CruceNutanix provides the advantage of an alternative hypervisor that comes with the… more»
Janet Peng
Manager of IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 10 2019
Hi. I need to compare Nutanix and SimpliVity. What is the advantage of Nutanix over SimpliVity and vice versa? For an enterprise, how do I decide which one is better for my needs?
Victor StevensIt depends very much on your use case. When I look at HP, they position their… more»
Kieran HancockSimilar to Mikes comments above, we evaluated both these products and Cisco… more»
Ian MillsWe dropped SimpliVity from consideration because of cost and dropped Nutanix for… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is NetApp HCI vs Nutanix.People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between NetApp HCI and Nutanix? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a… more»
James TateThe biggest difference is the ability to scale compute and storage… more»
ArchiSolut677If your prime consideration is initial cost then Nutanix with it's ability to… more»
Ahmed GomaaNetApp is all flash based on SolidFire Storage . support only VMware but… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 17 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nutanix vs VxRail. What is the biggest difference between Nutanix and VxRail? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating Hyper-Converged solutions and why?Thanks for helping your peers make the best… more»
Sami VentrigliaBoth products work but have their own characteristics, I wouldn't even call them… more»
SamuelMcKoyThe biggest difference between Nutanix and VxRail that I've noticed in my brief… more»
Shu MookerjeeThe main difference between the two solutions is the hypervisor. VxRail is… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nutanix vs VMware vSAN. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Nutanix and VMware vSAN? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to… more»
Bob WhitcombeI have written about this comparison before – the difference between Nutanix and… more»
Pat LaPointeWhen we were looking at replacing our server infrastructure of 10 physical boxes… more»
Shu MookerjeeThe BIGGEST difference is that vSAN only runs on the ESX Hypervisor. Whereas… more»
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