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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

I believe IBM Cloud is well suited for individuals who know their product but not so much for cloud strategy. IBM helps us accelerate and plan the cloud journey and allows us to scale. I wouldn't recommend the IBM Cloud if you know how to scale and distribute the servers world wide.
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Nutanix Acropolis

It integrates really good with AHV (a license-free virtualization solution included with Acropolis). Companies can save money by migrating the free hypervisor. Acropolis can work with existing hypervisors, thus you don't have to worry about the learning curve and only need to have a strategy to migrate your VMs from the Hypervisor of your choice to the same Hypervisor.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.5
Nutanix Acropolis
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.0
Nutanix Acropolis
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
Nutanix Acropolis
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.9
Nutanix Acropolis
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.5
Nutanix Acropolis
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.6
Nutanix Acropolis

Pros

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • The performance is top notch. Our on-prem environment was always suffering from lag and general sluggishness. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • It's always up to date. Our previous environment was always lacking the latest updates and security features. Our audit department enjoys having the peace of mind that everything is up to date.
  • They handle the security of the environment. It allows our security team to focus on higher priority issues. They dont have to worry about making sure our systems are secured.
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Nutanix Acropolis

  • Very light weight and simple to use. No need for VMware or Hyper V software to configure and manage so reducing complexity.
  • Management interface is simple to use meaning training of support staff is kept easy.
  • Rapid deployment of servers. So quick you don't even have time for a coffee break.
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Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • I wish it were a bit easier to manage user access.
  • The initial configuration process could be a bit more streamlined.
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Nutanix Acropolis

  • Storage v-motion is still a little weak and if your system is heavily used a little self management is needed.
  • Performance monitoring has come a long way over the last 2 years but future enhancements in deep diving issues would be useful.
  • Storage usage reporting is still weak but no more so than other platforms. Understanding how many space is being consumed vs space committed is always an issue when compression and thin provisioning is used.
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Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
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Nutanix Acropolis

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Support

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 7.9
Based on 3 answers
The support is great, there is a lot of documentation and easy to navigate FAQs. [There are] Some gaps in the knowledge base. In addition, the support team is very useful and responds within a relative time-frame if we need hands-on assistance. Overall, we have felt supported throughout our use with the product.
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Nutanix Acropolis

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Alternatives Considered

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

I haven't used other products, but I am happy with VMware VSphere on IBM Cloud. Our team enjoys using it as well, and the support that we have gotten from IBM keeps us satisfied as customers
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Nutanix Acropolis

We chose Nutanix as the configuration options were varied and we could pick the system that fit us rather than a system that was too big or just not quite right. Delivery was quick and since installation - support has been fantastic.
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Return on Investment

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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Nutanix Acropolis

  • With the cost of VMware being removed that's is a big saving.
  • Management overheads are reduced meaning engineers have more time to do project work and less time is spent on managing the system.
  • Being resource light weight enables maximum resources to be used at the business end.
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Pricing Details

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Nutanix Acropolis

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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