Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

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Nutanix AOS OK

9 out of 10
November 05, 2021
I can not say enough how great Nutanix AOS is, friendly to use, easy to upgrade (1 click). We switched over from PC to convert into VDI …
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Nutanix AOS is a great product

9 out of 10
November 05, 2021
We use Nutanix AOS as our virtual environment located at our headquarters and at three of our remote offices. We have a six-node cluster …
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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
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), Prism…

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What is Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure?

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is a distributed infrastructure platform for enterprise IT applications. NCI software combines compute, storage, and networking resources from a cluster of servers into a single logical pool with integrated resiliency, security, performance, and administration.

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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Integrations

  • Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

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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 and Cisco HyperFlex are common alternatives for Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Christopher Cundall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Integration of HCI with an easy intuitive CLI
  • Updates are straight forward
  • Nutanix AOS training is free, labs are helpful and makes using Nutanix AOS easy
  • Integration with other CLIs makes it complex to work out which CLI for which purpose is needed.
  • Cost... its not cheap (but you pay for what you get some times.)
  • We did get a dodgy set of DIMMs which require reboots, resetting, or replacing. Still getting above normal failure rates.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Performance
  • Updating BIOS, BMC, etc. of nodes is extremely easy
  • Set up was straight forward
  • Technical support is very good
  • The ability to add GPU cards could be more straightforward instead of having to add via SSH
  • Improve the speed of updating AOS and AHV?
  • Allow memory and CPU to be added to a VM while it it is running
November 05, 2021

Competitive HCI Vendor

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Scales easily through addition of extra nodes to the cluster
  • Easy to upgrade
  • AHV included to help keep some of the costs down
  • Integration with 3rd party tools
  • Prism is limited if you use ESXi as your hypervisor
  • Tied to certain hardware vendors
November 02, 2021

Easy to use

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Perfect Support
  • Easy to use
  • All in one package
  • Improve interface. Add more features.
November 01, 2021

Nutanix AOS Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Easy configure and managment
  • Compatible with VMware
  • Feature rich
  • very good customers service and quick support/respond from account team
  • less cost
  • Initial network setup is a little bit confusing and challenging.
  • Data transfer speed is not optimized within box.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • "Nutanix is an operating system playing inside an existing, rich IT ecosystem." Listen to Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO of Nutanix, as she shares game-changing results with the implementation of infrastructure-as-code.
  • With one-click simplicity, Nutanix AOS streamlines IT operations and relieves budget pressures by integrating storage, networking, and compute services into a single solution managed by IT generalists. Start small and scale without limit to meet business demands.
  • Deliver applications with the highest possible performance throughout the full lifecycle, not just day one. Provide reliable performance SLAs without worrying about workload changes or growth in application demands.
  • Nutanix AOS does not have template functionality like in VMWare.
  • [In my experience] Nutanix AOS does not have [the] functionality to add existing disk or disk belongs to other VM like in VMWare.
  • Nutanix AOS does not have the functionality to see backup snapshots at DR site. For example, if you have multiple Nutanix clusters then you cannot have snapshots of other clusters. You need to retrieve the entire snapshots of your Protection Domain to restore your desired backup.
October 28, 2021

Nutanix Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Hyperconverged
  • Simple
  • Small footprint
  • Excellent Support
  • Move more command-line driven activities to the GUI
  • Reduce price
George Pickersgill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Support - Nutanix allows you to log the support query directly with a technical expert so you are in good hands from the get-go.
  • This came in super useful for us as none of us had working experience with AOS prior to this implementation.
  • Alerting/Reporting - there's a fantastic report engine built into Prism that populates generated alerts with links to KBs to resolve them. It's also very easy to get an idea of capacity usage over time this allowing for easier planning/diligence for other projects and BAU.
  • Leap - I can't stress enough how impressed I am with this DR automation. I've got peace of mind that if everything did go wrong on a Sunday morning, I'd still be able to recover the estate in time to take mrs shopping.
  • The technology can also be used for pre-change testing as it's very easy to failover to a test bubble and work on the 'live' server without touching prod (thus allowing one to prove that a certain change doesn't pose any risk)
  • Install additional capacity - all that's required to add new nodes into your current cluster is to IP them via the BIOS and then click through a short wizard in the GUI. I added in 6 nodes with around 2 hours' worth of effort.
  • Operating systems - there are 5 different operating systems that comprise the Nutanix solution (AOS being just one of them) and it can be daunting or feel convoluted at times trying to decide which one to use at the command line, or when troubleshooting. On the plus side, their support team is always readily available if we can't work something out or need a solution quickly.
  • Prism Element/Prism Central - Nutanix sells their solution as a 'single pane of glass management' which is only half true.
  • To install and configure, one interface with Prism Element but to access the premium features requires an entirely different console. That's where Prism Central comes in and use requires an entirely separate installation, configuration, and also considerations for upgrade.
  • It would be very helpful if those features could just be made available in Prism Element dependent on the level of license installed.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Incredibly easy user interface through Prism Element
  • Adding new nodes is as simple as configuring IP and clicking add node
  • Interface is set up the way your brain works--health is one location, nodes in another location, etc.
  • Need to learn Linux--CLI is Linux based
  • Better explanation of their internal management network
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Easy OS/Hypervisor upgrade process, using OneClick Upgrade
  • Easy to troubleshoot VMs performance issues using native performance analysis graphs/data
  • Centralized management per cluster using Prism Element, or even more centralized using Prism Central
  • Easy to upgrade BIOS, BMC, and BIOS of different components using the LCM tool
  • Support team is incredibly efficient
  • VMs replication using Protection Domains works great for DR or Backup purposes.
  • Although the OneClick Upgrade process is always improving, it eventually fails, and you need to work through it with the support team.
April 09, 2021

Nutanix

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Nutanix [AOS] scales very well
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor is included as part of the software package which saves costs
  • Nutanix has very good management tools
  • Nutanix has built-in intelligence which provides insight into the environment
  • Costs seems to be a bit high compared to other HCI solutions such as Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Easy to deploy
  • Simple to manage
  • Nice performance
  • Great support
  • Supports ESXi, Hyper-V, KVM as hypervisor
  • Cloud backup to AWS and Azure
  • Storage mode only using AFS and ABS
  • More hypervisors should be supported (Xenserver, Oracle Server)
  • Mix hypervisor deployment on three nodes
  • Open vswitch management using Prism
July 09, 2020

Nutanix Fan

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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).