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Azure Virtual Machines

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    8.2

    Azure Virtual Machines

    82%

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Virtual Machines ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    8.4
    84%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management console

    8.0
    80%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    8.2
    82%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Azure Virtual Machines

    87%
    22 Ratings
    9.3

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    93%
    94 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    83%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    82%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    87%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    89%
    127 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    Azure Virtual Machines

    73%
    3 Ratings
    9.5

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    95%
    112 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    86%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Configurability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    86%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Azure Virtual Machines

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Virtual Machines have helped our company in handling a huge amount of users and customers who experience the products and software that we build. From machine allocation to uptime checks Azure Virtual Machines are top-notch and they never go down. These machines have a very good resource allocation functionality and allocation. The only part where I believe these virtual machines don't stand up to my expectations is a data integration and data handling and backup. Azure Virtual Machines need improvement in these fields.
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    Nutanix

    I think Nutanix AOS is a great product and, I would recommend it to anyone. The only reason I did not give it a 10 out of 10 is because I don't do that for any product. Every product has room for improvement.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • When demand is high, we scale the service out, eg During a Football Match.
    • When a football match is over and the throughput of data from OPTA drops we save by the service scaling back in.
    • Our App Service Plans along with the Clean C# code are lightening fast giving a good customer experience.
    • When producing the TV Guide information and a program overruns its scheduled time, a client can instantly be updated to the new programming schedule as our change is instant and its in the right place for all the clients to download and adjust their television guides appropriately to send out to the public giving a 24x7 uptime service that is precise and accurate and resilient to outages due to failover zones around the world.
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    Nutanix

    • One component to support both compute and storage needs for virtualization.
    • Easy expandable as business needs arise both at the node level and larger with blocks.
    • Well outlined interface with good historical data.
    • API tools are available to obtain logging information from Nutanix that can be used with other monitoring tools such as Splunk.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Pricing can be a concern if you are truly agnostic to which cloud you are building your particular solution in.
    • The UI, as is the case with any cloud provider, is crowded.
    • As with any cloud provider, it can be difficult to tune in exactly the right amount of servers for your needs...you might find yourself under/overprovisioning.
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    Nutanix

    • Can be priced high at times.
    • The one downside I have working with Nutanix is the sales team. They seem to try to add in extra goodies to sales quotes or push for extras that you don't really need and you have to tell them to take them out. Don't be afraid to push back on them.
    • Need to analyze sizing with sales team to ensure right sizing.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Virtual Machines

    Starting Price

    $0.0,038 Per Hour

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Virtual Machines editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.0051
    Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.01042
    Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.01253
    Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0164
    3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00385
    3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.03076
    3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.03697
    3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.04818
    1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.07539
    1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.005910
    1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.054811
    1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.0512
    Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.007513
    Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.084614
    Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.09615
    Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.12616

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      We made a huge financial investment with this platform (four clusters, all-flash storage array), so we're in it for the long haul. Luckily it's a beast. I've had to use support more than any other platform I've administered, but the help has been very good. Nutanix continues to add features and innovations which increase the ROI
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      While you are going to have to comfortable with CLI to perform a lot of functions, the truth is most of the day-to-day work is done right through the web interface. That's one area that has improved a lot in the two years I've had it: how much can be done through the browser as opposed to the command line. And I still would like to see the system better documented. The articles often seem to presume a high level of knowledge about the system, making it difficult sometimes to complete tasks that I would like to be able to perform without contacting tech support.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      So far no issue on availability during no issue on network or power outage
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      Performance

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      The performance is nothing short of amazing. This is an HCI solution, and as any all-flash HCI solution is amazingly fast, Nutanix AOS fills local IO requests until its local IO is saturated before reaching out over the network. This lowers latency substantially compared to vSAN.
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.
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      Nutanix

      Our implementation team were great and worked with us and got the program up and running very easily. Every time we called post implementation we immediately talked to an Engineer, which is so unusual in dealing with companies. Everything they have promised they have full filled. I think their support is top notch.
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      In-Person Training

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
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      Online Training

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      A lot of online training courses, most of them are free.
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      Implementation Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      IPv6 is needed for link local discovery. We do not have IPv6 configured on our network so the easiest way to get our nodes configured and discovered by foundation was to configure the IPv4 addressing within the node prior to trying to discover with foundation.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      We use both Azure and AWS VM services currently. AWS' EC2s have been around for longer an offer a much more reliable Linux OS support. But the gap getting smaller by the day, and Azure VMs are catching up nicely. In our case, we use a lot AWS for Linux-based applications running with Docker. And we use Azure VMs for anything related to Microsoft, and on prem migration to cloud where we need to have Windows support.
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      Nutanix

      Nutanix [AOS] is a hyper-converged solution, and in the vSphere it was originally designed for the use of SAN, although they also have a hyper-converged solution. But the architecture and load testing showed the inconsistency of the hyper-converged solution from VMware.
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      Scalability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

      We have scaled our products over the years and continue to do so very easily.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • We saw a significant cost-saving as a result of exiting our expensive data-center and migrating services to Microsoft Azure Cloud.
      • We saw further cost savings upon migrating remaining applications from our supplier-hosted Virtual Private Cloud to Microsoft Azure Cloud.
      • As well as cost-savings from running production services in Azure, we are also able to run short-term cost-effective proofs-of-concept for which the infrastructure can be quickly deleted upon completion of the PoC, and we are no longer charged for it.
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      Nutanix

      • It is a highly redundant solution
      • Nutanix [AOS] provides a simple easy to manage HCI platform with a reduced TCO and an increased ROI
      • Centralized management solution of consolidated sever and storage solution in a virtualized environment which minimizes wastage of valuable resourses
      • Offers businesses the agility and flexibility to run other virtualized platforms on the Nutanix environment
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