What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
181 Ratings
47 Ratings

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
181 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.6 out of 100
47 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • VMware vSAN is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

93%
94 Ratings
9.0

VMware vSAN

90%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.3

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

83%
7 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

82%
5 Ratings
9.2

VMware vSAN

92%
4 Ratings

Availability

8.7

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

87%
3 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.9

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

89%
127 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

95%
112 Ratings
7.4

VMware vSAN

74%
8 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
3 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.6

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

86%
2 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

91%
2 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

VMware vSAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

5.2

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

52%
2 Ratings

VMware vSAN

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.
Read full review

VMware

vSAN is well suited for any application that can run in Virtual Environment. vSAN serves better for VDI, NSX, and vSphere on Cloud solutions. vSAN is a good fit for small and medium business companies. vSAN can't be a good solution where you have Oracle Solaris or IBM power systems. vSAN can't provide storage space using FCP protocol.
Read full review

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.
Read full review

VMware

  • VMware runs VSAN certification programs to make sure the OEM sells validated nodes. It helps customers to select appropriate certified ready nodes like Lenovo ThinkAgile VX which comes factory configured and easy to set up.
  • Hyperconverged solutions reduce real estate space and networking costs when compare with shared storage. The host overhead also less.
  • Supports All-Flash (SATA and NVMe SSDs) and Hybrid vSAN with HDD and SSD. So customers can choose cost-effective solutions appropriate to their workloads.
  • Supports different storage policies, RAID and duplication, and compression features and it makes a complete storage solution.
Read full review

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.
Read full review

VMware

  • We were a fairly early adopter of VMware vSAN and as such experienced several growing pains.
  • We experienced a few bugs that took a few software versions upgrades to go mostly away.
  • The biggest issue we had overall was with host drivers. Even with vSAN ready node compatible hosts, you have to be very careful that the drivers for NIC and RAID controllers are right.
Read full review

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

    VMware vSAN

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    VMware vSAN 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

      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
      Read full review

      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      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.
      Read full review

      VMware

      Deploying and configuring VSAN is a relatively simple process for people that are already used to working in virtual environments, primarily for those that are familiar with vSphere. The compatibility of those two products is amazing. You shouldn't really encounter any issues and if you do, you surely did something wrong.
      Read full review

      Reliability and Availability

      Nutanix

      So far no issue on availability during no issue on network or power outage
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      VMware

      Support is (as always forVMware) top notch and easy to work with. The majority of computer companies are outsourcing their tech staff, and it seems they do as well. But their guys know the product well and are quick to respond to your ticket (if the severity is right!).
      Read full review

      In-Person Training

      Nutanix

      We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
      Read full review

      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Nutanix

      A lot of online training courses, most of them are free.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      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.
      Read full review

      VMware

      Currently[,] we are testing both technologies in a time frame so we [still know] after some years which one is the best, according to our loads' needs. We had VMware before moving to vSAN, one [of] many [reasons] to move to vSAN is the opportunity to make the jump in a continuous way. The basic infrastructure did not change, our tech team knowledge was maintained since we did not move to another vendor's solution.
      Read full review

      Scalability

      Nutanix

      We have scaled our products over the years and continue to do so very easily.
      Read full review

      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
      Read full review

      VMware

      • we have realized savings in the licensing compared to traditional storage (over $500,000 over the last 5 years)
      • we have realized ROI through efficiencies in our staff of approx $1MM (over the last 5 years)
      • also, positive impact on the time to value/speed of implementation allowed us to realize business objectives (Over $1MM of ROI)
      Read full review

      Add comparison