Skip to main content
TrustRadius
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

Overview

What is Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure?

Nutanix in San Jose, California offers their software-defined Enterprise Cloud as a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. The Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure solution combines the Nutanix Acropolis virtualization solution, Nutanix AHV hypervisor (though Acropolis works with other hypervisors), Prism cluster manager, Nutanix Calm…

Read more
Recent Reviews

TrustRadius Insights

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure has proven to be a valuable solution for organizations in various use cases. Users have experienced …
Continue reading

Scalable and Reliable

9 out of 10
February 03, 2023
Incentivized
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is used to host Virtual machines (VMs) in our organization. The business problem it addresses is we don't…
Continue reading

Competitive HCI Vendor

8 out of 10
November 05, 2021
We've been using Nutanix AOS to consolidate our converged infrastructure (CI) to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) across our entire …
Continue reading

Easy to use

10 out of 10
November 02, 2021
Incentivized
Nutanix AOS used across the whole organization. We are using it to solve a lot of different business problems from VDI to database.
Continue reading

Nutanix Review

10 out of 10
October 28, 2021
We use Nutanix to consolidate all the various hypervisors and non-standard setups we have around the globe. Implementing Nutanix …
Continue reading
Read all reviews

Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Return to navigation

Pricing

View all pricing
N/A
Unavailable

What is Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure?

Nutanix in San Jose, California offers their software-defined Enterprise Cloud as a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. The Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure solution combines the Nutanix Acropolis virtualization solution, Nutanix AHV hypervisor (though Acropolis works with other hypervisors),…

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Would you like us to let the vendor know that you want pricing?

40 people also want pricing

Alternatives Pricing

What is Azure Stack HCI?

Microsoft offers hyperconverged infrastructure solutions via Azure Stack HCI. Azure Stack HCI provides a variety of preferred hardware solutions for building a hybrid cloud infrastructure, allowing the user to run virtual machines on hyperconverged systems and use Windows Admin Center to connect to…

What is Scale Computing Platform?

Scale Computing offers edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HyperCore software promises to eliminate traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully…

Return to navigation

Product Details

What is Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure?

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is the core software of the Nutanix Cloud Platform, converging the entire datacenter stack—compute, storage, storage networking, and virtualization—into a hyperconverged infrastructure environment.With NCI, organizations can manage mission-critical applications, data, and security across diverse datacenter, edge, and cloud environments.

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Video

Introducing Nutanix AOS

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Competitors

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Nutanix in San Jose, California offers their software-defined Enterprise Cloud as a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. The Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure solution combines the Nutanix Acropolis virtualization solution, Nutanix AHV hypervisor (though Acropolis works with other hypervisors), Prism cluster manager, Nutanix Calm and Nutanix Flow server management, and is available on the Nutanix NX series of server hardware appliances, as well as third-party OEM appliances.

VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued), and HPE SimpliVity are common alternatives for Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.7.

The most common users of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
Return to navigation

Comparisons

View all alternatives
Return to navigation

Reviews and Ratings

(168)

Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure has proven to be a valuable solution for organizations in various use cases. Users have experienced significant cost savings and reduced administrative burden by leveraging Nutanix's automatic and streamlined operations. By serving as the core infrastructure platform for both virtualization and storage needs, Nutanix eliminates the need for managing separate server fabric and storage silos. This web-scale technology has successfully hosted and improved the performance of legacy servers and databases. Additionally, Nutanix AOS provides flexibility, scalability, and remote capability, accommodating increasing demand and streamlining day-to-day routines. It simplifies operations by allowing single-point management and migration between clusters, supporting development and production environments alike. With its Prism interface, Nutanix centralizes infrastructure resources and simplifies management, troubleshooting, and visibility. The product also powers VDI, file shares, web applications, and acts as the backbone of enterprise virtualization, delivering stability, scalability, seamless patching, and upgrades. It is chosen to consolidate storage and compute in the same host, eliminating the need for SAN switches and improving performance. Nutanix is implemented company-wide to impact all users in every department and consolidate storage data centers more efficiently. It provides native integration for all hypervisors running in Nutanix environments while ensuring data protection and application recovery. Nutanix clusters are deployed across multiple sites with minimal overhead, offering control over remote offices without the need for middleware software. The simplicity of implementation and management makes it an ideal choice for different use cases. Nutanix offers great performance, storage optimization, deduplication features as well as seamless upgrades without interruption. Users have reported greater visibility with reduced power consumption thanks to Nutanix powering their entire business. The product continuously improves based on user feedback while providing exceptional support from the Nutanix team. It also integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to improve efficiency and encrypt data at rest. Whether it is hosting websites or providing a platform for virtualized server infrastructure, Nutanix meets high availability requirements while offering operational simplicity and scalability.

Hassle-free setup process: Multiple users have found the setup process of Nutanix AHV to be hassle-free. They appreciate the assistance provided by Nutanix representatives during installation, which allows them to start building virtual machines immediately.

Seamless software updates: Several reviewers highly appreciate Nutanix AHV's automatic management of moving VMs between clusters during software updates without any downtime. This feature ensures uninterrupted operation and minimizes disruptions, contributing to a smooth and seamless experience.

Intuitive interface and management: Many users praise the ease of system management from a web browser with Nutanix. They find the interface well-outlined and intuitive, making it easy to navigate and perform tasks quickly. Additionally, the interface provides good historical data, allowing for better insights and decision-making.

Steep Learning Curve: Several users have mentioned that Nutanix has a steep learning curve, with the online training course being extensive and difficult to complete before taking the test. Users have found it challenging to get up to speed with the platform, potentially due to limited documentation and a lack of robust support resources.

Issues with Software Updates: Some users have experienced issues with software updates in Nutanix, stating that updates are sometimes rushed to release and result in significant problems with buggy software. As a solution, users recommend purchasing tech support to mitigate these issues.

Complexity in Management and Integration: Multiple reviewers have expressed frustration with various aspects of management and integration within Nutanix. Users find the interface for managing VMs on AHV unfamiliar compared to VMware's folder structure. There is also a lack of certain functionalities like the ability to disable a NIC card or add existing disks from other VMs. Additionally, there is complexity involved in integrating third-party tools, limitations in Prism interface functionality, and challenges with network segmentation and backup utility integration.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

(1-25 of 71)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
February 03, 2023

Scalable and Reliable

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is well suited for any scale of organizations. Best suited when you want to migrate applications from physical centres to cloud which considerably decreases the maintenance costs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would highly recommend using Nutanix HCI for any of your infrastructure needs. I would highly suggest saving money and using the free included AHV hypervisor. The performance is incredible, and the data reduction capabilities are on par with vSAN. I would only recommend using ESXi with Nutanix AOS if AHV does not yet support some one-off configurations or if you still want to use horizon while the frame is still growing.
November 05, 2021

Competitive HCI Vendor

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nutanix AOS is well suited to:
Redundancy and resilience of your hardware
Largely manage itself, lots of checks done via Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC)
24/7 Operations where you have contractual commitments to keep
Support is second to none
Free online educational material (which is up-to-date too!)

On the downside, Nutanix AOS is probably not a good solution if:
Cost is your primary concern, maybe stick with vSphere or HyperV
24x7 uptime is not critical
There may be times when you need to work at a command line for features not in the GUI yet or general support requirements
Eric Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you are looking for a simpler solution to manage network-attached storage, block storage, and centrally housing your VMS with it, Nutanix AOS is the best in the business. When looking at a solution, include time and ease to your decision, as PCent allows a centralized solution. The support behind Nutanix AOS is also another great asset to the company.
November 01, 2021

Nutanix AOS Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is a feature-rich OS, software-defined storage solution on top of flexible hyper-converged Infrastructure, centrally managed. Easy to manage and maintain, compatible with other hypervisors. With build-in automatized features, it can easily create multiple instances of VM, apps, patches, and upgrades. Easy to scale in and out with minor impact to the existing environment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
After using Foundation to create a cluster, you can use the Nutanix web console to join the Hyper-V cluster and its constituent hosts to the domain, create the Hyper-V failover cluster, and enable Kerberos. If you are installing Windows Server 2016, you do not have to enable Kerberos. Kerberos is enabled during cluster creation.
October 28, 2021

Nutanix Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nutanix is suited for everything! The only scenario where I would not implement it is at a site which does not have at least 3 ESX hosts and 100VMs. The cost would not be justifiable
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It has functioned especially well in our Citrix environment. The increased network speed has been noticed almost immediately by end users. We have also been able to increase our storage at the same time. All of this while actually paying less for our infrastructure than we paid for 5 years ago. It really has been a great experience.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In my opinion, Nutanix AOS is very suitable for medium-large deployments, where you would have a huge 3-tier architecture (Storage, SAN, hosts, etc.). Having all the support centralized in a single provider makes it very easy to troubleshoot and fix issues, instead of trying to coordinate Storage support with SAN support and Hypervisor support, etc.
For small deployments, such as ROBO sites, it's probably less expensive to go with a small host and direct-attached storage, or ISCSi SAN.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well suited for most any implementation. We have not migrated our organizations most business critical applications and systems to Nutanix hyperconverged platform yet due to fear of performance for very low latency storage needs mainly because we have not had the time to validate functionality and performance in a real world scenario.
June 22, 2020

Nutanix AOS Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Nutanix AOS is well suited because it works and works extremely well. It doesn't take long to set up and is immediately available and easily expandable. Problem is that most backup solutions don't integrate well with it and a lot of them are slow on integration. It will eventually get better, but Nutanix really doesn't want to open up and allow other places to backup.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you just need a single machine to provide a particular service, i.e. a web server, then this may not be the best solution. If you need a system to make sure you have your systems online and running 24-7 without fail, it's a great solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Nutanix AOS is perfect in a datacenter to deploy as computer and storage node. It has good integration with VMware so we can manage our VM from Nutanix Prism Central. We use it in about 20 remote sites as a local server that needs to be on-site for low latency and redundancy.
Return to navigation