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Score 8.9 out of 100

Nutanix AOS

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco HyperFlex is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
  • Nutanix AOS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco HyperFlex

88%
17 Ratings
9.3

Nutanix AOS

93%
94 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco HyperFlex

100%
1 Rating
8.4

Nutanix AOS

84%
7 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cisco HyperFlex

90%
1 Rating
8.3

Nutanix AOS

83%
5 Ratings

Availability

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Nutanix AOS

87%
3 Ratings

Performance

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Nutanix AOS

90%
127 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Cisco HyperFlex

87%
19 Ratings
9.5

Nutanix AOS

95%
112 Ratings

In-Person Training

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Nutanix AOS

86%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Nutanix AOS

91%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco HyperFlex

100%
1 Rating
9.1

Nutanix AOS

91%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Nutanix AOS

91%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco HyperFlex

Hyperflex is best for customers who already have Cisco UCS because of its integration with UCS fabric interconnects. You can add UCS blades to your Hyperflex cluster to increase compute capacity without increasing storage--which is great depending on your needs--but it's still limited to UCS. Installations without fabric interconnects have been limited in scope and most importantly expandability. I like that it doesn't require data locality. While I've used Nutanix extensively and SimpliVity to a less extent, I'm not as sold on their use of it. On the one hand your reads are faster if they're all from the node currently running a VM, but it also means your data has to move around if you vmotion your VMs. I do feel that Cisco has been playing catchup for a few years now with Nutanix, but Hyperflex has become a decent product that I would recommend to my customers where it's a good fit. However, I recommend being careful to make sure that it has all the features you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco HyperFlex

  • UCS manager in HX is truly helping us in doing one touch firmware upgrades. Scaling of HX cluster (in few minutes) is too seamlessly due to service profiles.
  • HX does not hold you back by creating a single data store unlike other HCI products. With HX, you can create multiple data stores and allocate those to desired services. This help logically separate the install base on HX and removes confusion for the admins too.
  • We run high IOPs workload on HX, and we never felt latency issues due to the Cisco backbone (as you get FI as a TOR switch and options to choose 10G or 40G speeds).
  • With HX you truly enjoy a single window support from Cisco including for the top of the rack switch (FI in HX case). In other HCI infra, you certainly have to bank on to network switch vendor for support and bring HCI and switch vendor at one pane for troubleshooting latency related issues.
  • While we increased our footprint on HX, we didn't added additional administrators to support the landscape. This was possible because of the simplicity in managing HX clusters.
  • With HX we had setup stretched cluster between two near site data centres. This is a unique proposition in HX (we have 2 nodes in each data centre) and data centre failover works absolutely seamless.
Suresh Patare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

  • 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.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco HyperFlex

  • replication - as we need to use the same amount to storage to backup
  • Cisco should come up with a strong hypervisor equal to vmware ESXi
  • should come up with the repository of OS images and download automatically when a new OS version is released
  • hybrid connectivity - missing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco HyperFlex

General

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

Starting Price

Nutanix AOS

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are doing it in the current moment. The platform expansion will be twofold.
Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.4
Based on 7 answers
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
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything is fine if you work as a user of the system. Difficulties in fine tuning the system.
Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.3
Based on 5 answers
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.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco HyperFlex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.7
Based on 3 answers
So far no issue on availability during no issue on network or power outage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco HyperFlex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.0
Based on 127 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 8.7
Based on 19 answers
Nowadays being agile and efficient is most really important. Hyperflex has the ability to be agile and efficient. Cisco HyperFlex functions based on UCS technology, it includes built-in networking and integrated management with pre-configured software. Cisco HyperFlex has everything in one place as a data center, so there is no need to focus on extra things.
Nishanth Anbalagan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.5
Based on 112 answers
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.
Tom Mockus | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco HyperFlex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.6
Based on 2 answers
We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco HyperFlex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 3 answers
A lot of online training courses, most of them are free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fast, powerful, flexible.
Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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.
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco HyperFlex

HyperFlex is built on top of Cisco UCS infrastructure, which allows us to manage other non-HX servers attached to the same UCS environment. This allows us to tie everything together via Intersight and see all of the servers in our data centers. Other platforms don't really have a comparable offering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco HyperFlex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Can add on new cluster and join it to existing cluster
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco HyperFlex

  • The simplified management makes it easier to operate and prevents mistakes.
  • Guided installation using the installer VM means you don't have to configure every component by hand. Improves deployment speed and lowers the risk of configuration issues.
  • Performance increase of 40-90% compared to our previous compute/storage cluster.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nutanix AOS

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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