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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • VMware vCenter Server is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure and VMware vCenter Server are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

93%
94 Ratings
9.3

vCenter Server

93%
51 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

83%
7 Ratings
9.0

vCenter Server

90%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

82%
5 Ratings
9.0

vCenter Server

90%
2 Ratings

Availability

8.7

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

87%
3 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.9

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

89%
127 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

95%
112 Ratings
8.7

vCenter Server

87%
9 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings
9.0

vCenter Server

90%
2 Ratings

Configurability

8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
2 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

vCenter Server

N/A
0 Ratings

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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VMware

The VMware vCenter server is very useful in maintaining the CPU/RAM/datastore resources are balanced when there are multiple ESX/ESXi host servers. It is clear what resources are being used, and it is easy to migrate VMs to different ESX/ESXi hosts. Being able to remotely connect to the VM servers in vCenter when you cannot have other remote connections helps in maintenance and troubleshooting.
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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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VMware

  • VSAN storage management and redundancy - high performance IO with built in fault tolerance across the cluster, not reliant on a single hardware item
  • VM fault tolerance. The ability to relocate a running VM and restart VMs from failed or isolated nodes
  • Resource management and alerting. Tracking load across physical systems and allowing us to rebalance for better utilisation
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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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VMware

  • Currently, the HTML 5-based vSphere Client lets you manage the essential functions of vSphere from any browser, however, it would be nice if they would port all management functions over to the HTML 5-based Client.
  • Performing updates and upgrades to the infrastructure is a bit challenging for someone that may not be as intimate with vSphere. I think the updates/upgrades should be more integrated into the UI and provide the ability to push to the hosts, etc...
  • It would also be nice to have a more robust snapshot management tool to prevent snapshot overgrowth. It would be nice to be able to set a lifespan for the snapshot(s)
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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

    vCenter Server

    Starting Price

    $6,044 per year

    Editions & Modules

    vCenter Server editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic6,0441
    Production6,2442

    Footnotes

    1. per year
    2. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    VMware

    We are very dependent on this software, it has become a much needed tool to perform the daily tasks that are required to maintain the virtual server environment. VMware has become very pricey over the years, so we are looking for alternatives for cost savings strategy, but nothing has been found to be on par to what we are currently using
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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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    VMware

    VMware vCenter Server does a great job with maintaining your virtual environment. It has great role based features to delegate various administrative tasks to multiple users. It is an excellent 'all in one' dashboard for viewing all aspects of your vSphere infrastructure. All alerts to software and hardware issues are easy to trace from this interface
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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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    VMware

    No answers on this topic

    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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    VMware

    No answers on this topic

    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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    VMware

    VMware support has always been fantastic and they have been invaluable in solving tougher issues that have been run into. Most of the time, any oddities encountered are fixed by available updates. This can be deduced by support quickly with logs within vCenter. We have not run into something yet that support was unable to help with. They either have a solution already, or they are able to find one quickly.
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    In-Person Training

    Nutanix

    We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
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    VMware

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Nutanix

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

    No answers on this topic

    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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    VMware

    Since moving away from the Windows Server hosting the vCenter application and instead using a virtual appliance, it has become much easier to implement and deploy the new versions. We can easily create a snapshot or clone of the vCenter vApp to ensure any problems encountered during the upgrade can be mitigated with a fall back to the old version to prevent unscheduled downtime.
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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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    VMware

    Citrix Xen Server.... Great Hypervisor but very limited in terms of functionality
    MS Hyper-V... [VMware vCenter Server] is better for almost everything and appliance form makes a clear winner for security and ease of deployment
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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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    VMware

    No answers on this topic

    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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    VMware

    • The positive impact of vcenter is definitely felt in larger organisations in terms of being able to manage multiple servers all in one environment
    • It will decrease the amount of time your server engineers will have to spend in the server room or datacenter.
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