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Nutanix Acropolis is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution for enterprise cloud, storage, and infrastructure services. Acropolis includes AHV, Nutanix's server virtualization solution, and provides software-defined set of platform services such as storage and support for virtualized applications.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/KB/1c/ORBJDHPRHF74.pngSimple to set up, simple to use and first class supportWe use Acropolis for our business critical trading solutions in our Frankfurt data centre. This provides us with control over a remote office with minimal overhead and no middleware software like VMware to manage.,Very light weight and simple to use. No need for VMware or Hyper V software to configure and manage so reducing complexity. Management interface is simple to use meaning training of support staff is kept easy. Rapid deployment of servers. So quick you don't even have time for a coffee break.,Storage v-motion is still a little weak and if your system is heavily used a little self management is needed. Performance monitoring has come a long way over the last 2 years but future enhancements in deep diving issues would be useful. Storage usage reporting is still weak but no more so than other platforms. Understanding how many space is being consumed vs space committed is always an issue when compression and thin provisioning is used.,9,With the cost of VMware being removed that's is a big saving. Management overheads are reduced meaning engineers have more time to do project work and less time is spent on managing the system. Being resource light weight enables maximum resources to be used at the business end.,VxRail,Zerto Virtual Replication, VMware ESXi, Citrix NetScaler, Veeam Backup & ReplicationAcropolis: where it all come togetherAcross the whole organization. A full stack HCI solution powering up the virtual cloud`s underlying compute and storage. Acropolis is basically Nutanix`s secret sauce that consolidates the storage across the nodes (servers) and presents it to the Hypervisor of your choice.,Storage consolidation across different nodes Works with different hypervisors such as ESXi Hyper-V Data protection through replicas across the cluster Infrastructure Resilience,VM Vlan change requires powering off and won't happen on the fly 3 licensing types,10,Saving on hypervisor costs Saving on SAN costs Fewer people to manage the same number of VMs No need to hire a SAN engineer Compatible with major computing vendors including HP and Cisco,Palo Alto Networks AutoFocus, Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Sophos Endpoint Protection, Duo Security, Fischer Identity as a Service, ADONISMaking the jump to Acropolis is worth itWe are currently in the process of converting our Datacenter over to using Acropolis exclusively. It runs our VMs and the snapshots are replicated to Azure to protect our data from disasters. It is used company wide.,Deduplication and compression Simplification Capacity growth,Replication Placement optimization Startup/shutdown procedure,10,We benefited greatly from storage optimization. The SSDs were a great improvement in performance, and the de-duplication and compression saved us space at a 3:1 improvement. Growing the solution in the future will be a dramatic cost savings as it offers a pay as you grow solution. The solution we put in place should never require another forklift upgrade.,VMware ESXi,Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo), OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
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November 26, 2018

Nutanix Acropolis Review: "Simple to set up, simple to use and first class support"

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We use Acropolis for our business critical trading solutions in our Frankfurt data centre. This provides us with control over a remote office with minimal overhead and no middleware software like VMware to manage.
  • Very light weight and simple to use. No need for VMware or Hyper V software to configure and manage so reducing complexity.
  • Management interface is simple to use meaning training of support staff is kept easy.
  • Rapid deployment of servers. So quick you don't even have time for a coffee break.
  • Storage v-motion is still a little weak and if your system is heavily used a little self management is needed.
  • Performance monitoring has come a long way over the last 2 years but future enhancements in deep diving issues would be useful.
  • Storage usage reporting is still weak but no more so than other platforms. Understanding how many space is being consumed vs space committed is always an issue when compression and thin provisioning is used.
If you'rw using VMware out of the box with little bespoke configurations then Acropolis wins hands down. It's simple to use and does 80% of what VMware does without the big costs.
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January 04, 2019

Nutanix Acropolis Review: "Acropolis: where it all come together"

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Across the whole organization. A full stack HCI solution powering up the virtual cloud`s underlying compute and storage. Acropolis is basically Nutanix`s secret sauce that consolidates the storage across the nodes (servers) and presents it to the Hypervisor of your choice.
  • Storage consolidation across different nodes
  • Works with different hypervisors such as ESXi Hyper-V
  • Data protection through replicas across the cluster
  • Infrastructure Resilience
  • VM Vlan change requires powering off and won't happen on the fly
  • 3 licensing types
It integrates really good with AHV (a license-free virtualization solution included with Acropolis). Companies can save money by migrating the free hypervisor. Acropolis can work with existing hypervisors, thus you don't have to worry about the learning curve and only need to have a strategy to migrate your VMs from the Hypervisor of your choice to the same Hypervisor.
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August 30, 2016

Nutanix Acropolis Review: "Making the jump to Acropolis is worth it"

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We are currently in the process of converting our Datacenter over to using Acropolis exclusively. It runs our VMs and the snapshots are replicated to Azure to protect our data from disasters. It is used company wide.
  • Deduplication and compression
  • Simplification
  • Capacity growth
  • Replication
  • Placement optimization
  • Startup/shutdown procedure
It is an awesome replacement for or upgrade from VMware essentials, with more and more features being added all the time to address similar functions to VMware enterprise feature sets, without the extra cost.
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Nutanix Acropolis is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution for enterprise cloud, storage, and infrastructure services. Acropolis includes AHV, Nutanix's server virtualization solution, and provides software-defined set of platform services such as storage and support for virtualized applications.

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