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Score 8.4 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    8.2

    Hyper-V

    82%

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Hyper-V ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    7.9
    79%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management console

    8.0
    80%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    8.5
    85%
    63 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    8.2
    82%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    8.1
    81%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Hyper-V is rated higher in 7 areas: Usability, Availability, Performance, Configurability, Ease of integration, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
    • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Hyper-V

    87%
    72 Ratings
    9.3

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    93%
    94 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Hyper-V

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.3

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    83%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Hyper-V

    83%
    7 Ratings
    8.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    82%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    87%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.9

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    89%
    127 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Hyper-V

    79%
    30 Ratings
    9.5

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    95%
    112 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.0

    Hyper-V

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    86%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    5.0

    Hyper-V

    50%
    5 Ratings
    9.1

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Configurability

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    86%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    7.0

    Hyper-V

    70%
    1 Rating
    5.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    1 Rating
    5.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    9.0

    Hyper-V

    90%
    1 Rating
    5.2

    Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Because Hyper-V is a Microsoft product and based on Windows OS, creating virtual Windows servers and clients are easy. When we want to test our group policies it it best to do it on hyper-v environment then implement to production clients. The same goes with operating system quality and features updates as well as operating system upgrades.
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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

    • Easy to use GUI - very easy for someone with sufficient Windows experience - not necessarily a system administrator.
    • Provisioning VMs with different OSes - we mostly rely on different flavors of Windows Server, but having a few *nix distributions was not that difficult.
    • Managing virtual networks - we usually have 1 or 2 VLANs for our business purposes, but we are happy with the outcomes.
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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

    • The only issue I have with Hyper-V is I am unable to use Veeam on my Windows 2016 Server to backup my FreeBSD HAProxy VM.
    • There is some sort of checkpoint issue that I have been unable to figure out, but it works just fine on my Windows 2012 Servers. I do believe this is a Microsoft issue and not a Veeam issue though.
    • Another thing that could be useful that Hyper-V does not have would be some sort of GUI that shows the status of all the VM's on a given server to help us manage them easier and know what is going on. However, I do have Zabbix for this and that does a good job at monitoring all my servers.
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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

    Hyper-V

    Starting Price

    $24.95 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Hyper-V editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Developer$24.951
    Bronze$49.002
    Silver$89.003
    Gold$135.004
    Platinum$199.005

    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

      Cheap and easy is the name of the game. It has great support, it doesn't require additional licenses, it works the same if it is a cluster or stand-alone, and all the servers can be centrally managed from a system center virtual machine manager server, even when located at remote sites.
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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

      Microsoft

      It is very easy to configure new virtual machines and manage them. But you have to use different interfaces to perform various tasks. Especially as soon as it comes to clustering you have to use at least two different interfaces (Hyper-V Manager and Failover-Cluster Manager) to perform all necessary tasks. The newly released Windows Admin Center is a way into the right direction to get all management tasks into one single interface.
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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

      Microsoft

      In the past 2 years our Hyper-V servers have only had a handful of instances where the VM's on them were unreachable and the physical Hyper-V server had to be restarted. One time this was due to a RAM issue with the physical box and was resolved when we stopped using dynamic memory in Hyper-V. The other times were after updates were installed and the physical box was not restarted after the updates were installed.
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      Nutanix

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

      Microsoft

      Hyper-V itself works quickly and rarely gave performance issues but this can be more attributed to the physical server specifications that the actual Hyper-V software in my opinion as Hyper-V technically just utilizes config files such as xml, and a data drive file (VHD, VHDX, etc) to perform its' duties.
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      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

      Hyper-V is greatly supported by techs around the world. There are tons of forums, help websites and individuals ready to answer questions. I've never needed to contact Microsoft for help...because help is so easy to find out there. Do a search online for anything related to Hyper-V and you will certainly find an article with spelled out steps on how to do what you are looking to do.
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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

      We had in person training from a third party and while it was very in depth it was at a beginner's level and by the time we received the training we had advanced past this level so it was monotonous and redundant at that point. It was good training though and would have provided a solid foundation for learning the rest of Hyper-V had I had it from the beginning.
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      Nutanix

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

      Microsoft

      The training was easy to read and find. There were good examples in the training and it is plentiful if you use third party resources also. It is not perfect as sometimes you may have a specific question and have to spend time learning or in the rare case you get an error you might have to research that error code which could have multiple causes.
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      Nutanix

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

      Microsoft

      initial configuration of hyper-v is intuitive to anyone familiar with windows and roles for basic items like single server deployments, storage and basic networking. the majority of the problems were with implementing advanced features like high availability and more complex networking. There is a lot of documentation on how to do it but it is not seamless, even to experienced virtualization professionals.
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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

      Microsoft

      While many have additional features or lower overhead the ease of use and low-cost licensing make Hyper-V our preferred choice for most clients. And because we are mostly a Microsoft shop and it is built on Windows when we need to troubleshoot the hypervisor itself we already have the needed skillset with very little additional training and no need to learn an additional OS like Linux.
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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

      Nothing is perfect but Hyper-V does a great job of showing the necessary data to users to ensure that there is enough resources to perform essential functions. You can also select what fields show on the management console which is helpful for a quick glance. There are notifications that can be set up and if things go unnoticed and a Hyper-V server runs out of a resource it will safely and quickly shut down the VM's it needs to in order to ensure no Hardware failure or unnecessary data loss.
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      Nutanix

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

      Microsoft

      • Hyper-V has provided for an extremely cost-effective virtual environment with disaster recovery. For the size of our business, it's all we need to ensure our desired level of continuity of services and protection against hardware failures.
      • Since we are a Windows shop, deploying Hyper-V means we don't have the added cost of a hypervisor, since it's included in the cost of the Windows Server license. It's all we needed to achieve our goal of running all our virtual machines on a single server with another, less expensive server on tap for replication and failover.
      • We wanted easy deployment and management with disaster recovery while having the ability to leverage our years of Windows SysAdmin experience. Hyper-V fit the bill.
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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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