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Attribute Ratings

  • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, In-Person Training
  • Scale Computing Platform is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Configurability, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure and Scale Computing Platform are tied in 3 areas: Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

93%
94 Ratings
9.6

Scale Computing Platform

96%
216 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

83%
7 Ratings
9.4

Scale Computing Platform

94%
22 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

82%
5 Ratings
9.4

Scale Computing Platform

94%
38 Ratings

Availability

8.7

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

87%
3 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.9

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

89%
127 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

95%
112 Ratings
9.4

Scale Computing Platform

94%
379 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings
1.0

Scale Computing Platform

10%
1 Rating

Online Training

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
4 Ratings

Configurability

8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

Scale Computing Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
2 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings
9.1

Scale Computing Platform

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Scale Computing

Scale Computing seems to be a good solution for small to medium size organizations. I can't speak to large organizations and how well it supports scaling with their resources. For our case, we considered VMWare, HyperV, Scale, and others. We were initially going to choose Hyper-V; however, with the rumors of it being discontinued, we with Scale due to its price and ease of management.
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Pros

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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Scale Computing

  • Customer support and service is outstanding.
  • Updates and upgrades are hassle-free with no downtime.
  • No need to worry about hardware, BIOS, drivers, firmware.
  • Outstanding handling of snapshots with thousands of snapshots possible with almost no disk cost and no IO costs. We snapshot each VM every hour and keep snapshots for 48 hours and 2 weeks.
  • REST API can be used to create your own reports and scripts.
  • The Hypervisor just runs. No downtimes since it was integrated 2 years ago.
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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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Scale Computing

  • One of the things we have to do is manage a group of virtual drives that are attached to our Windows servers. With growth, we find that we need to increase the size of some of these drives. The method used by the HC3 system is cumbersome. I will say that I believe that this has changed in the latest firmware upgrade we did, but I haven't had a need to try it since we did the upgrade recently.
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Pricing 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

    Scale Computing Platform

    Starting Price

    $0 Per Node

    Editions & Modules

    Scale Computing Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    HC1200$8,5001
    HC1250D$15,1702
    HC1250$9,6653
    HC1250DF$16,7504
    HC5250D$25,7005

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing shown in U.S. Dollar. Pricing for other regions available on request.

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    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Scale Computing

    Since I have had no issues with downtime; easier management of my cluster and the ability to lower the number of devices in my Infrastructure, I will gladly renew my support contract with Scale Computing HC3 and upgrade my equipment with them when it comes time for it.
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    Usability

    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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    Scale Computing

    Everything you need to do is point-and-click easy. If you are the kind of admin who wants to edit every config file and endlessly customize your environment, then Scale may not be for you. On the other hand, if you just want it to work really well, and do what they told you it will do, then Scale is the ideal system.
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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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    Scale Computing

    Never had an outage or an error. Once a hard drive failed, but Scale kept on working flawlessly without interruption.
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    Performance

    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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    Scale Computing

    Performance has been just as outstanding as reliability. I have never experienced delays in any aspect of usage.
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    Support Rating

    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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    Scale Computing

    Scale support has been great; the initial setup was done over a series of scheduled calls, they really hit the nail on the head with their onboarding process, and everything was written out so you were ready to go once your next call started. Kudos to the Scale Support Team and their continued service!
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    In-Person Training

    Nutanix

    We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
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    Scale Computing

    I did not do in-person training.
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    Online Training

    Nutanix

    A lot of online training courses, most of them are free.
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    Scale Computing

    Because Scale is so simple, the training is just as quick and easy.
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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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    Scale Computing

    The implementation was very easy. We had Scale support on standby and they were ready and eager to help if needed. The process went so fast the employees in the organization did not even know it was done.
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    Alternatives Considered

    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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    Scale Computing

    To be honest hyper-converged infrastructure products dramatically show improvement from start up. Providing a single pane of glass management is important in any of these HCI products. I like any/all of the HCI products I've worked with thus far.
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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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    Scale Computing

    HC3 is one of the best products I have purchased for our district. It is unbelievably reliable to the point that they shoot themselves in the foot on support contracts.
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Scale Computing

    • 0% downtime or loss of revenue due to downtime.
    • The simplicity of testing backups in a live environment in the event of a technical catastrophe.
    • Ease of mind and a lot less stress worrying about a raid system within a standalone server dying in the middle of the night.
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