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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is great for any scenario where you need to be upgrading/downgrading your compute power as the app demand grows/shrinks. Because of how the storage system, network system, and security system works under AWS, you can hot swap any server into any given slot. But if you want to customize your servers to the nth degree, then you should just go ahead and purchase them for your network. AWS will never be as customizable as company-run machines, but they will be faster to deploy.
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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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Pros

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • It is very good as a mainframe, for web projects, webapps, databases, etc.
  • It is the ideal tool for scalable projects, because it is pay-as-you-go.
  • It has a high-speed internet connection.
  • It has a high level of security, and a very useful control panel from the web that allows you to use the console without having to start the instance.
  • It is very versatile and the mainstay for many other functions offered by AWS.
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Nutanix Acropolis

  • Storage consolidation across different nodes
  • Works with different hypervisors such as ESXi Hyper-V
  • Data protection through replicas across the cluster
  • Infrastructure Resilience
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Cons

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Having so many options makes it complex to understand how to start an instance, or configure it.
  • If the key generated to enter the VPS is lost, all the information is lost and there is no way to access it again.
  • Having multiple instances at the same time is really expensive.
  • The commands to use the console are somewhat complex.
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Nutanix Acropolis

  • VM Vlan change requires powering off and won't happen on the fly
  • 3 licensing types
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Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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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Nutanix Acropolis

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Support

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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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Nutanix Acropolis

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Azure VM and Google Compute Engine are alternatives to EC2. AWS EC2 is most matures and advanced of the 3. All these provide easy-to-deploy and automatically configured third-party applications, including single virtual machine or multiple virtual machine solutions.
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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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Instance procurement time has become negligible with EC2. Any developer can provision an instance very quickly and companies can move towards automation of CI/CD pipelines and auto provisioning of EC2s.
  • Companies do not have to spend money in managing infrastructures, data centers, staff to manage these, networking, connectivity etc. All this will be taken care by AWS and EC2 can be used to run your enterprise softwares and custom applications.
  • If not correctly monitored EC2 prices can run up very quickly. So proper monitoring has to be in place in your organization. Non-prod and dev EC2 servers should be brought down in evening and night.
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Nutanix Acropolis

  • Saving on hypervisor costs
  • Saving on SAN costs
  • Fewer people to manage the same number of VMs
  • No need to hire a SAN engineer
  • Compatible with major computing vendors including HP and Cisco
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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
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Nutanix Acropolis

General

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

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