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Cisco HyperFlex

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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Cisco HyperFlex

89%
22 Ratings
9.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

93%
94 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco HyperFlex

100%
1 Rating
8.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

83%
7 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cisco HyperFlex

90%
1 Rating
8.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

82%
5 Ratings

Availability

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

87%
3 Ratings

Performance

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

89%
127 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Cisco HyperFlex

87%
24 Ratings
9.5

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

95%
112 Ratings

In-Person Training

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco HyperFlex

100%
1 Rating
9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings

Configurability

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Cisco HyperFlex

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Smaller sites that would benefit from a cluster of 2-5 nodes. Not saying that it can't scale above that, but I find HyperFlex a great solution for those sites. A simple 3-node edge cluster can provide a huge amount of resources and redundancy. It's also really easy to scale the environment to meet growth requirements.
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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

Cisco

  • 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.
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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

Cisco

  • Too much integration with Cisco UCS fabric interconnects is required, which makes the product most useful for customers who already have Cisco UCS. Options without fabric interconnects are limited.
  • Hyper-V integration is way behind (but to be fair I think that's true for most vendors in this space).
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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

Cisco HyperFlex

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco HyperFlex 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

    Pricing Info

    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

      Cisco

      We are doing it in the current moment. The platform expansion will be twofold.
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      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

      Cisco

      Everything is fine if you work as a user of the system. Difficulties in fine tuning the system.
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      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

      Cisco

      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

      Cisco

      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

      Cisco

      Support is responsive, using Intersight integrated support, we don't need to collect all logs manually to TAC support. It only takes minutes to get a response after creating a support ticket. TAC support will collect logs, and provide solutions and workaround. For remote support, they will use Webex to do hands-on. Support is used to follow the sun model.
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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

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

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

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Nutanix

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

      Cisco

      Fast, powerful, flexible.
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      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

      Cisco

      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.
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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

      Cisco

      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

      Cisco

      • 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.
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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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