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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

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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…

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

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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.

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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).
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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.

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Reviews

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August 13, 2020

Nutanix AOS is awesome

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Nutanix AOS to host all our application servers, network applications, hosting servers and database.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Simple dashboard.
  • Hyper-converged.
  • Support mobile version.
Nutanix is well suited for:
- operating multiple servers when accessing remotely.
- backup/replicate/restore.

Less suited:
- can't export the VM.
  • Positive - Unlimited to create or deploy VM.
  • Positive - Cost of data center operation can be reduced. No more up and running separate physical servers.
  • Negative - 1st time investment, the price is quite high.
Fast response when logging a report.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Stability and trusted.
It was easy to learn. Yes, we received training.
Migration from traditional topology to hyper-converged. The speed and performance during deployment and using the apps is much better and superb.
Unlimited VM without extra licensing. The AOS is based on KVM.
2
Server Virtualization Administrator
1
Experiences to manage virtualization environment , understand IP address scheme and understand the OS.
  • Reliable
  • Stability
  • Performance
  • Easy to used
  • Backup and Replication
  • Manage to handle multiple high performance and utilization server
  • Reliable
  • Stability
  • Performance
Satisfaction
Yes
Oracle Virtualbox and VMware ESXi
Nope
  • Third-party professional services
Setup the box, fixed IP address, join cluster, do testing
No
  • So far no issue on that
Smoothly and implementation is straight forward.
  • Online training
  • in-person training
Transfer of technology (ToT), Hands-on in non production environment
Completed and video explanation
Easy to learn the product but the proper way and guide from expert how to used also required
Straight forward and simple
In how, must follow the proper guide and how to
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code
Mobile version is required
Nope
  • Backup and Restore
  • Unlimited licensing for created VM's
  • When use and access through mobile
  • Still not support in mobile format for basic management
No
Stability and performance
Can add on new cluster and join it to existing cluster
So far no issue on availability during no issue on network or power outage
  • MsSQL DB and Web Application
  • MySQL DB and Web Application
  • e-Learning System
  • Web Conference
  • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP
  • Network Appliance
  • IP-PABX System
Fully functional and operational
  • Financial System
  • Help-desk System
  • Asset Management System
Both
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
None
Not much issue on it
Planning, Sizing, Integration and Executing
Understand what they mention about the product
After sales support is continued and frequently do tech update session
None
Mention what we want and must suite to our environment.
July 09, 2020

Nutanix Fan

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Nutanix AOS as our current HCI. We have recently been phasing out older HP/Dell hardware to be replaced with Nutanix Nodes. On these nodes, we are running virtual servers and virtual desktops to support the mission and users/students of the Naval War College. This gives us the flexibility to expand with increasing demand and provide end-users with remote capability.
  • Cluster management
  • One-click upgrades
  • Single pane of glass
  • Third party driver support for one-click upgrades (example: NVIDIA GRID Drivers).
  • Specific metrics available from within Prism (Example: total IOPS capable not just what has been used).
  • New games (2048 is getting old).
Nutanix has been excellent in every way replacing existing hardware and infrastructure use cases.
  • Flexibility.
  • Setup a great road map for future use and expansion.
Nutanix support has gone out of its way to make trips to us on-site to provide extra training as per our request for day to day troubleshooting and identifying new better ways to learn the environment.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Nutanix was easy from day one. It was easy to set up, easy to learn. We received the initial setup from support. Since the initial setup, any additional hardware/services we have set up on our own in multiple environments. This was fun and easy and very rewarding.
No noticeable change, other than getting us back to the use of shared storage to take advantage of VMotion capability.
I have never used any other HCI like products
4
2
  • VDI Host Management
  • HCI
  • Storage
  • Consolidation
  • Maintenance
  • File Server
  • Hypervisor Replacement
  • Storage expansion
Ease of use and compatability
Yes
HP Bladesystem
I wouldn't change anything. Moving to Nutanix was a great choice.
  • Implemented in-house
  • Third-party professional services
I don't remember
No
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled
  • Device discovery and switch configuration
  • IPv6 Support
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.
  • Online training
  • in-person training
We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
The online training was sufficient to get up and running.
Just right for this type of product
no specific recommendations
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code
None
No
Nutanix support went above and beyond to satisfy our request for additional in depth level 2 training in house. Our team loves to dig in deep in troubleshooting.
  • One Click Upgrades
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Third party driver Updates - NVIDIA GRID
  • 2048
Everything that Nutanix AOS provides is straight forward and understandable
We have scaled our products over the years and continue to do so very easily.
We have not had any Nutanix availability issues over the years.
  • None
  • No plans or I cannot think of any
We have not done any integration
We have not done any integrations
None
I was not part of any sales process
I was not part of any sales process
I was not part of any sales process.
I was not part of any sales process.
Yes
Yes very smooth with 0 downtime.
  • No downtime
  • Stress free / Confident upgrade
  • No Downtime
No
No
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