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Score 8.9 out of 101

Nutanix Acropolis

15 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is elastic infrastructure. Your org does not have to invest in in-house data centers and staff to manage the hardware. AWS EC2 provides elastic cloud environment to run lot of this. Price is reasonable and AWS has lot of h/w s/w design pattern to design a reliable software application and run it in a resilient environment.
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Nutanix Acropolis

If you'rw using VMware out of the box with little bespoke configurations then Acropolis wins hands down. It's simple to use and does 80% of what VMware does without the big costs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.2
Nutanix Acropolis
7.8
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Nutanix Acropolis
10.0
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.2
Nutanix Acropolis
7.1
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
7.9
Nutanix Acropolis
7.9
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
7.9
Nutanix Acropolis
7.9
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.4
Nutanix Acropolis
6.0

Pros

  • We write micro services in spring boot that runs on EC2.
  • Our front ends use node js and those applications run on EC2
  • lot of our enterprise support applications like jenkins, confluence, jira etc run on aws ec2
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  • 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

  • With the rise of tools such as Ansible it would be good to see AWS provide similar standardised tooling for EC2.
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  • 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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)10.0
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Best in its class.Easy to implement.Big community for support.
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Support

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)3.0
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I have faced that level of support.Our many query were unanswered for few days and costed us a lot.
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Alternatives Considered

Migration from Shared/Dedicated to a VPS was the next step in scaling up our eCommerce business platform to our customer demands. Amazon Web Services uptime and speed really met our expectations, but the costs were unpredictable and ended up being too high for us. In hindsight, I might have considered going straight to Dedicated or Collocated.
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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

  • AWS has been a costly experiment, only from the surprise costs of hosting.
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  • 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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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

Nutanix Acropolis

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