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- Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)
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
Especially suited to those companies with an eye for growth given the ease of installation for new hardware.
The only scenario where I would not implement it is at a site that does not have at least 3 ESX hosts and 100VMs. [In my opinion,] the cost would not be justifiable.
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.
- operating multiple servers when accessing remotely.
- can't export the VM.