Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure vs. Pivot3 Acuity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Nutanix in San Jose, California offers their software-defined Enterprise Cloud as a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. The Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure solution combines the Nutanix Acropolis virtualization solution, Nutanix AHV hypervisor (though Acropolis works with other hypervisors), Prism cluster manager, Nutanix Calm and Nutanix Flow server management, and is available on the Nutanix NX series of server hardware appliances, as well as third-party OEM appliances.N/A
Pivot3 Acuity
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Pivot3 in Austin, Texas offers Pivot3 Acuity (formerly the vSTAC line of products), a hyperconverged infrastructure solution.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

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Pivot3 Acuity
Chose Pivot3 Acuity
We reviewed the technology and pricing prior to commencing a POC. Pivot3 looked the best initially and delivered. We did not test the others ourselves.
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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Nutanix Cloud InfrastructurePivot3 Acuity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(72 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.5
(51 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(54 ratings)
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In-Person Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Configurability
8.6
(2 ratings)
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Ease of integration
5.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(2 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
5.2
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Nutanix Cloud InfrastructurePivot3 Acuity
Likelihood to Recommend
Nutanix
I would highly recommend using Nutanix HCI for any of your infrastructure needs. I would highly suggest saving money and using the free included AHV hypervisor. The performance is incredible, and the data reduction capabilities are on par with vSAN. I would only recommend using ESXi with Nutanix AOS if AHV does not yet support some one-off configurations or if you still want to use horizon while the frame is still growing.
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Pivot3
It is only suitable for a vSphere deployment. This particular cluster is best suited for very demanding workloads.
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Pros
Nutanix
  • One-click upgrades; whether it's hypervisor, firmware, disk or other updates. This feature has drastically decreased complexity and administration time.
  • Data Locality. Not all hyperconverged technology is created equal. When I first purchased Nutanix they were the only vendor (and as far as I know, still are) that made sure the storage a VM used was on the same host that VM was running on. Given a normal operating state, the [storage] network is literally only used for replication data.
  • They got rid of traditional RAID. Nutanix uses software to determine where a VM's storage should be written and replicated to. This dramatically decreases I/O when changing the number of nodes in a cluster, be it on purpose or during a failure scenario. Ex. adding a new node: If one uses RAID arrays then enough space has to be set aside to create a new array that includes the new node, then all the information has to be copied over, and the old array destroyed. RAID arrays do not grow and shrink gracefully so Nutanix has designed a better solution.
  • The Nutanix management interface was built on HTML5. No more flash headaches!
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Pivot3
  • Deployment was very easy. Pivot3 staff were involved in the POC, and the transition was fairly smooth.
  • This is an all-flash hyperconverged cluster. It is easily scalable and has excellent performance.
  • We frequently burst internal virtual workloads, and this 5 node cluster can support around 15,000 IOPs and 1 GB/sec of throughput.
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Cons
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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Pivot3
  • The cluster is actually very easy to use. It might be nice if the dashboard had more detailed metrics, but those are available in a different interface.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nutanix
AOS definitely make our dev/test virtual environment management much easier than before. And the consolidation the test/dev environment from Azure and Cisco UCS, we have less need to transfer large amount of data between different hardware platforms which was very big challenge. To expand the capacity is very easy to archive as well.
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Pivot3
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Usability
Nutanix
The learning curve on it is very low and easy to use. It is very user friendly and easy to understand.
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Pivot3
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Reliability and Availability
Nutanix
So far no issue on availability during no issue on network or power outage
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Pivot3
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Performance
Nutanix
Nutanix AOS performance is light years ahead of HPE. We were nervous about using Nutanix AHV but it has been a vast improvement and saves on cost. Applications has been much improved and end users have commented. It has also freed up time for our Network Administrators and made their lives easier.
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Pivot3
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Support Rating
Nutanix
Modernizing with HCI, which creates private cloud-like data centers, is, for many organizations, the first step in their digital transformation. Companies that have kept their eye on the long game and made decisions based on a fully-developed ROI analysis have found themselves uniquely positioned to make the critical operational changes the COVID-19 situation has demanded.
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Pivot3
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In-Person Training
Nutanix
We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
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Pivot3
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Online Training
Nutanix
A lot of online training courses, most of them are free.
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Pivot3
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Implementation Rating
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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Pivot3
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Alternatives Considered
Nutanix
We've decided to go for both VxRail and Nutanix AOS to make sure we can get the best deals from both sides. I appreciate this may not be a path most companies can go down, but always good to have a bit of healthy competition between vendors to ensure you're getting the best pricing from both sides!
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Pivot3
We reviewed the technology and pricing prior to commencing a POC. Pivot3 looked the best initially and delivered. We did not test the others ourselves.
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Scalability
Nutanix
We have scaled our products over the years and continue to do so very easily.
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Pivot3
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Return on Investment
Nutanix
  • We save money with an all-inclusive pricing model and cut out of extra pieces we no longer need
  • The management of this product is minimal and save time and resources.
  • We found that the N+1 portion is working well but not identified well.
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Pivot3
  • Definitely a positive ROI. We are not seeing some of the latency issues that were beginning to crop up on our older hardware.
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