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Nutanix AOS

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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Nutanix AOS

We have based our entire company on the Nutanix hardware and AOS to support all of our servers and clients that we use for our business. It has been a solid product with HA features that allow us to run our business without interruption. For virtualization it is the best solution I have used in the last 7 years. We have both high performance systems and those that require vast amounts of resources and we have found that Nutanix works well in both instances.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Any sort of VDI or remote application delivery situations are ideal for Parallels. They provide robust high availability and load balancing capabilities so it scales incredibly well. The best part is it has a fantastic GUI with full API and Powershell integration so you can accomplish anything you require with the software. And the cost is significantly cheaper than its biggest market competitor, Citrix. It's cheaper, easier to maintain and setup and provides the same functionality. It's a product that will be growing for years to come. Their remote printing and scanning capabilities are incredibly robust as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Nutanix AOS

  • Nutanix AHV removes the headache from clustering. Once it's set up--which a Nutanix rep completed--the system is largely self-managed.
  • It was a turnkey installation, and I was building virtual machines from day one.
  • The system automatically manages moving VMs from cluster to cluster when software updates are performed on the Nutanix system that require the nodes to be rebooted, so there is no down time.
  • System management from a web browser is easy management, as it can be managed from anywhere there is Internet connectivity.
  • It supports Windows and Linux VMs equally well, allowing access to the VMs from within the browser. This can be much easier than using remote desktop or VNC.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

  • RAS is easy to configure and easy for our end users to utilize.
  • The cost effectiveness of RAS along with its feature set was a perfect fit for our organization.
  • When support is needed, they are there in a relatively quick time frame.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nutanix AOS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

  • Remote install is one of the coolest features, but sometimes doesn't play well with domain policies such as recommended CIS Baselines in different VLAN zones.
  • Would be nice if seamless apps showed up as dock icons in macOS the way Parallels for Desktop does.
Bret Benziger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 5 answers
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
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It is critical to our organization's mobile application, remote work, and coronavirus response. We use it daily, our users find it easy and reliable while IT finds it easily secured and auditable
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Installation is straight forward, with no complications. Same for licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.6
Based on 2 answers
So far no issue on availability during no issue on network or power outage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 61 answers
Most are very good, performance is good. But some of the pre-build VMs took a longer time to boot up. Sometimes, we transfer data from one VM to another VM, it is actually bit slower than we expected. Other than those, we do not have other challeges.
Jackie Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.6
Based on 69 answers
At Nutanix, support is one of their strongest points. Probably the best support I've worked with (EMC, HP, DELL, IBM, Netapp). Please note that most of these companies utilize third-party/partners for support in Brazil, so it's possible they have better support in other regions, especially USA.
Ricardo Mesquita | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 7.7
Based on 86 answers
Product has updates often from server agent to gateway console, knowledge and support on the site its easy to find and solutions and patches are always in hand. On the other hand I can barely remember the last time I had any kind of issue with the product, so mostly I just had used support to find configurations.
Jorge Acopa Galera | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 8.6
Based on 2 answers
We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Completed and video explanation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Expect word of mouth to result in additional applications being requested very soon after go-live.
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nutanix AOS

We looked at both Simplivity and Cisco HyperFlex. Both are pretty good in their own right. Simplivity was very 'efficient' in the way they handled data, but we didn't like the idea of a propitiatory hardware card. Cisco's HyperFlex was our second choice, but we were so impressed with what Nutanix had done for us already, that we were already leaning toward that.
Joe Lemaire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

This is so much easier to configure! We used to use the old XenApp, and getting things done on that was always a lot more difficult. The ease of configuring the apps and desktops is far superior than the older versions of XenApp. Licensing is also a breeze as you can also split up the license if you wanted to set up a secondary farm or cluster of servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Can add on new cluster and join it to existing cluster
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Nutanix AOS

  • Found an immediate reclamation of time. SAN's are a pain to manage and update - Nutanix made turned a couple hours of work into one click.
  • They are a software company. Every Time they come out with an update I find my performance improving, or a new feature added. Soon I'll be able to give my developers controlled self-service capabilities. I originally bought hardware and it's evolving on me into a private cloud in a box.
Adam Savage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

  • We noticed a 35% reduction in operational expenses compared to other solutions.
  • At times when issues come up, our I.T. team does have to spend all day resolving issues.
  • 90% of Issues that do come up are either resolved within a couple hours or 24 hrs.
Clint Rankin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nutanix AOS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Parallels RAS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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