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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Vsphere Operation Management is suitable for automating the process of bringing up an alternate data center in case of a disaster. It also is a great way for testing your readiness of disaster. You have the ability to bring up a server in a "bubble" for testing. This way you can show your admins how the failover process will work.
Kurt Pritchett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Nutanix AOS
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
10.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Nutanix AOS
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
10.0
Management console
Nutanix AOS
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
10.0
Live virtual machine migration
Nutanix AOS
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
10.0
Hypervisor-level security
Nutanix AOS
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
10.0

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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

  • The best thing about VSOM is that it's built into VCenter so you only have one point of administration
  • VSOM does a great job of making applications intuitive
  • Re-IPing virtual machines are a must and VSOM does a great job of making this a simple process
Kurt Pritchett | 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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

  • The installation of VSOM is very tedious
  • It uses an MS SQL database
  • It should be able to adjust for hardware modifications in VCenter
Kurt Pritchett | 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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

No score
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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

No score
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Online Training

Nutanix AOS

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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

No score
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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

vSphere with Operations Management has a much better way of automating the re-IPing of servers so you can stand them up in a different environment or location. You do, however, need another way of replicating your servers to your DR site, VSOM will not do that. We used EMC Recover Point for replication.
Kurt Pritchett | 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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
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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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

  • In the case of a disaster, the ROI would be substantial.
  • The license for VSOM is pretty expensive initially.
  • Support for VSOM is terrific.
Kurt Pritchett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nutanix AOS

General

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

vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nutanix AOS
9.0
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Nutanix AOS
9.1
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Usability

Nutanix AOS
8.3
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Reliability and Availability

Nutanix AOS
8.6
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Performance

Nutanix AOS
9.1
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Support Rating

Nutanix AOS
9.6
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

In-Person Training

Nutanix AOS
8.6
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Online Training

Nutanix AOS
9.1
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

Nutanix AOS
9.1
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

Scalability

Nutanix AOS
9.1
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)

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