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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Nutanix

Nutanix is a good solution if:
  1. You cannot afford to have your services go offline.
  2. You want peace of mind that comes from total hardware redundancy.
  3. You are comfortable running commands through a terminal emulator.
  4. You want a system that largely manages itself in terms of keeping your VMs online.
  5. You're concerned more about bullets 1-4 than you are cost.
Nutanix is probably not a good solution for you if:
  1. Cost is your primary concern. In this case, you would probably be better served using something like Microsoft's Hyper-V replication, which is included with the cost of a Windows Server license.
  2. 24x7 uptime is not critical, there are cheaper and easier solutions to achieve near-constant uptime (see bullet one, above).
  3. You are not comfortable working at a command line or don't want to pay for tech support.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

I believe it's an excellent solution for any scenario which requires virtualization. The only scenario where it might not be the best solution would be in building out a cloud infrastructure - you could certainly integrate RHEV for something like that but I think that either OpenStack or CloudStack might be a better solution for building cloud environments.
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Nutanix
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Nutanix
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.4
Management console
Nutanix
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.2
Live virtual machine backup
Nutanix
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.1
Live virtual machine migration
Nutanix
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.5
Hypervisor-level security
Nutanix
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.8

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!
Adam Savage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • RHEV can acquire user and group information from an Active Directory service without a great deal of confusing configuration.
  • RHEV management is browser-based and can be accessed from any platform.
  • Online Snapshot capability, provides a better redundancy than vsphere.
Ian Neveu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Ran into a regression when updating firmware for IGEL
  • Desktop froze and became non responsive on a few occasions.
  • Server crashed and took down all the clients in the Thin setup.
Emile Swarts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Nutanix

Nutanix 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Support has been phenomenal, although continually hearing that some bugs will
get improved in the next AOS update is getting exhausting.
Gus Awad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nutanix

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

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

VMware ESXi is a more mature technology, as it has been around for a longer period of time. However, automating ESXi installations requires hacking OEM media and an intense amount of knowledge of how ESXi operates under the hood. The WebUI and associated functionality for ESXi is more stable than RHEV, however ESXi does not support open-source community projects such as Gluster, Cinder, or Glance natively and relies on HW RAID, NAS, or SAN to achieve high availability. Additionally ESXi licenses tend to be more expensive than using RHEV or it's freely available sibling oVirt.
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nutanix

  • We have replaced 3/4 a rack of legacy hardware into a 2U, 4node cluster, reducing vmware licensing costs
  • Scales very easy, add cables, and copy port config over... new system is ready to go in under an hour
  • reduction of support costs of legacy hardware
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Replacement costs are high for employee PC hardware and such a product has helped cut down costs and will continue to do so once deployed across more departments
  • Increased availability and manageability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nutanix

General

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

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nutanix
8.8
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.6

Support

Nutanix
9.5
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

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