Nutanix AOS

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Nutanix AOS Review

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We are using it as our dev/test virtualization environment at our business center, which consolidated the previous test/dev environment …

Nutanix AOS short review

9
We are using nutanix AOS as our core business. We are running all virtual machines based on Nutanix after our migration from HyperV.
So …

NUTANIX AOS OK

9
I can not say enough how great Nutanix AOS is, friendly to use, easy to upgrade (1click).
We switched over from PC to convert into VDI with …

AOS Review

9
AOS is used at the heart of the business, as we use it for all services with customers.

It Director

9
It is used across the organization, it provides benefits of public cloud-like agility and productivity with the low cost and control of an …

Nutanix is a great product

9
We use Nutanix as our virtual environment located at our headquarters and, at 3 of our remote offices. We have a 6 node cluster running …
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Competitive HCI Vendor

8
We've been using Nutanix to consolidate our converged infrastructure (CI) to hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) across our entire …
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Nutanix Review

10
We use Nutanix to consolidate all the various hypervisors and non-standard setups we have around the globe. Implementing Nutanix …
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Two years with Nutanix AOS--good value

9
Currently, we are using a seven-node cluster, which supports our VDI environment of up to 500 desktops. Included in that count is the …
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What is Nutanix AOS?

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

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What is Nutanix AOS?

Nutanix helps customers modernize their datacenters and run applications at any scale, on-prem and in the cloud.

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What is Nutanix AOS?

Nutanix in San Jose, California offers their software-defined Enterprise Cloud as a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud 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.

What is Nutanix AOS's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.4.

Who uses Nutanix AOS?

The most common users of Nutanix AOS are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Christopher Cundall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We started using it for a small scale VDI and have now used it in anger for alot more systems.
  • Integration of HCI with an easy intuitive CLI
  • Updates are straight forward
  • Nutanix AOS training is free, labs are helpful and makes using 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.
Nutanix now have a solution for most areas.. esp the high end. The weak point is the entry level low cost market
The support (including via Pulse) is still one of the best in the industry. They haven't tried to make economies in this area yet and long may that continue!
Eric Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently utilizing Nutanix AOS for our VM's, as well as our ABS/file shares. With the migration to Nutanix AOS, this allowed us a single point of management and alerting instead of managing multiple different brands/tools. The ability to migrate between clusters also allows our company to have development clusters and production clusters with migrating VMS simple.
  • Fabulous Support
  • Great sales team
  • Build-in AI of moving VM's is solid
  • The management of clusters is as simple as it gets through PCent.
  • The upgrade process can be somewhat tricky but has had recent improvements.
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.
I have spent a fair amount of time bringing our clusters up to snuff in regards to version, and I have nothing but great things to say about the support team. From the initial purchasing support team to the everyday tech support, it has been impressive.
November 01, 2021

Nutanix AOS Review

Score 8 out of 10
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We are using it as our dev/test virtualization environment at our business center, which consolidated the previous test/dev environment based on Azure and Cisco UCS virtual platform, and planned to bring all dev/test VMs from the cloud back on-prem, and double the test /dev capacity for the whole company.
  • 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.
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.
Very good support, knowledgeable, effective, and easy to reach. Online my Nutanix support portal is good & easy, the dashboard provides easy access to Nutanix services, support, and tools. Case management is easy and straight and forward. The Nutanix device heartbeat is synced to the portal, so they can generate reports based on some pre-build or customized templates.
Score 10 out of 10
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Nutanix AOS is being used by [the] IT department, but indirectly it is being used across the whole organization. We did face some issue[s] while migrating load from VMWare to AHV. Some of our legacy applications are not supported by AHV. Moreover, AHV does not have [the] capability to add existing disk or disk belongs to other VM. [I feel] it is also difficult to create a template in AHV.
  • "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, 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 desire[d] backup.
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.
Modernizing with HCI, which creates private cloud-like data centers, is, for many organizations, the first step in their digital transformation. Companies that have kept their eye on the long game and made decisions based on a fully-developed ROI analysis have found themselves uniquely positioned to make the critical operational changes the COVID-19 situation has demanded.
George Pickersgill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We've implemented 3 blocks of 3 nodes into our primary datacenter and have the same setup in our secondary datacenter.

The hardware will be used to host our production hypervisor and guest VMs and will be our primary solution for DR.

The decision was made to purchase and implement the solution primarily as part of a hardware refresh but also to consolidate and improve our DR stance.
  • 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.
Very suited to companies with a medium-size infrastructure and upwards.

Especially suited to those companies with an eye for growth given the ease of installation for new hardware.
Nutanix provide top tier support - their only rival in this field in my experience is Rubrik.

Their sales and the aftersales team really put the effort in to make the initial install an easy process to complete and support we've required post that has been expertly handled.

Their support's first point of contact is the equivalent of 3rd line at other vendors and they're always more than willing to explain concepts to help us better understand the issue/solution provided.
November 05, 2021

Nutanix AOS short review

Wouter Zijlstra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using nutanix AOS as our core business. We are running all virtual machines based on Nutanix after our migration from HyperV.
So far, we have not found any downsides where it doesn't run as expected.
  • Great managability
  • Easy to see issues
  • Easy accessible roadmap
Nutanix AOS is well suited for both small as big organisations that run virtual machines or file shares.
The integration with other nutanix products is really good.
You always get just 1 engineer from start to finish.
November 05, 2021

NUTANIX AOS OK

Indra Zulardi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I can not say enough how great Nutanix AOS is, friendly to use, easy to upgrade (1click).
We switched over from PC to convert into VDI with Nutanix over a year ago and it has been one of the best decisions we have made.
Simply put we have gone from working with a vendor to a strategic partner with Nutanix.
There customer service and responses have been fantastic!
  • friendly to use
  • easy to upgrade
  • AOS
  • PRism
Our implementation team were great and worked with us and got the program up and running very easily. Every time we called post implementation we immediately talked to an Engineer, which is so unusual in dealing with companies. Everything they have promised they have full filled. I think their support is top notch.
Very good support, knowledgeable, effective, and easy to reach. Online my Nutanix support portal is good & easy, the dashboard provides easy access to Nutanix services, support, and tools. Case management is easy and straight and forward. The Nutanix device heartbeat is synced to the portal, so they can generate reports based on some pre-build or customized templates.
Score 8 out of 10
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Its used across the IT Infrastructure mainly replacing 3 Tier storage and VMware hypervisors.
It reduces the turnaround time for building a 3 Tier alike setup in less than 4 hours. Also, its very cost effevtive if we start using AHV replacing the highly costly VMWare Licenses....also, we use Nutanix Move toll to migrate the VMs.
  • Simplified one click AOS Upgrade
  • Simplified bios, hypervisor upgrades
  • Prism central mgmt is superb
  • Alerting is greatly improved
  • Alerting
  • Frequent LCM upgrade requirements
  • Frequent AOS and NCC upgrades
  • Frequent DIMM Failure issues in NX hardwares
1. If you want simple and one click upgrade for hypervisors, aos, lcm, ncc, bios, firmwares then its Nutanix. Go for it.
2. If you want free Hypervisor alongwith good HCI hardwares then go for Nutanix. Its very deep rooted and robust technology which CVM and DSF uses. Better than Dell and HP Simplivity....
Overall, Nutanix HCI is future, specually AHV..
But, its tough to learn and start working.
It would be great if Nutanix offers free training courses only on AHV and common troubleshootong cases. Also, we need good videos for Calm and kubernetes.. Rest, NTNX has already captured the market and is already the leader defeating VMWare.

October 28, 2021

AOS Review

Sergio Ruiz Jimenez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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AOS is used at the heart of the business, as we use it for all services with customers.
  • Cloning
  • Easy acces to performance data.
  • Interaction with VM.
  • Odd jobs
  • In the early versions of the foundation the deployment was confusing.
I think it's suited to all scenarios.
For the speed of attention, for the level of its technicians, and for the speed of resolution.
July 28, 2021

It Director

Score 9 out of 10
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It is used across the organization, it provides benefits of public cloud-like agility and productivity with the low cost and control of an on-premises environment.
  • Easy scaling
  • Self-healing
  • Centralized management
  • OneClick Upgrade
  • Updates with zero production impact
  • Adding hardware resources without stopping the clusters
  • Mobile version support
Modular virtualization
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.
Fast and very knowledgeable support team
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Nutanix as our virtual environment located at our headquarters and, at 3 of our remote offices. We have a 6 node cluster running AHV at our HQ and at the three remote offices, we have a one node cluster running AHV as well.
  • Performance
  • Updating BIOS, BMC, etc. of nodes is extremely easy
  • Set up was straight forward
  • Technical support is very good.
  • 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
I think Nutanix is a great product and, I would recommend it to anyone. The only reason I did not give it a 10 out of 10 is because I don't do that for any product. Every product has room for improvement.
With the exception of 1 or two times, I have had great success with Nutanix support. Their response time is always within our support agreement and their follow up is very good.
Score 10 out of 10
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Nutanix has been the final missing puzzle piece to moving towards a more flexible, agile, HCI based datacenter eliminating the complex management that is common with traditional or converged infrastructure. The automation pieces, especially the playbooks save so much time in larger environments by automating common tasks like expanding disk, memory, or cpu allocation to vm's. The overall UI is so much better than VMware or Citrix and the performance and ease of upgrades is on another plane compared to vxrail / vxstack or hyperflex.
  • Performance
  • User Interface
  • Automation
  • Cost
  • Licensing
  • Features (more are continually added, but it is a newer product)
  • Hardware compatibility
  • Efficiency of CVM's
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 if AHV does not yet support some one off configurations, or if you still want to use horizon while frame is still growing.
The support is great when you have the paid support tiers. Otherwise have fun searching their (surprisingly good) KB articles on their site.
November 05, 2021

Competitive HCI Vendor

Score 8 out of 10
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We've been using Nutanix to consolidate our converged infrastructure (CI) to hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) across our entire estate. This has meant quicker deployment, less rack space and simpler management overall. We stuck with using ESXi as our hypervisor as it gives us the most flexibility with the existing tools we need for operational support. Hoping to add Nutanix Files later on to consolidate the many file servers and shares across the business, additional capacity for this can easily be added via the Nutanix Storage nodes.
  • 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
Nutanix is well suited to: Redundancy and resilience of your hardware Largely manages 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 is probably not a good solution if: Cost is your primary concern, maybe stick with vSphere or HyperV 24x7 uptime is not critical There maybe times where you need to work at a command line for features not in the GUI yet or general support requirements
Probably some of the best support I've come across, certainly always gone above and beyond my expectations, thoroughly recommended!
October 28, 2021

Nutanix Review

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Nutanix to consolidate all the various hypervisors and non-standard setups we have around the globe. Implementing Nutanix eliminates all the maintenance headaches of dealing with multiple vendors/products for firmware, drivers and support.
  • Hyperconverged
  • Simple
  • Small footprint
  • Excellent Support
  • Move more command-line driven activities to the GUI
  • Reduce price
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
Nutanix support is the benchmark I use as a comparison to other vendors. Support calls go directly to level 3 support, there is no triage process and no waiting for higher level engineers to become available. Nutanix engineers that I have dealt with are all qualified with Cisco and VMware certifications so there has never been an instance where we had to pull in another vendor's support. An absolute pleasure to deal with.
Score 9 out of 10
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Currently, we are using a seven-node cluster, which supports our VDI environment of up to 500 desktops. Included in that count is the ability to have 150 grid card enabled desktops for our architectural/engineering, and communications/new media education departments.
  • 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
Small IT staff can maintain these clusters since they perform many of the functions automatically. Joining other nodes to the cluster is easy.
Our first support ticket to Nutanix was responded to within 10 minutes of submission. That was kind of impressive. They have worldwide support so that when a support request is created, support is acknowledged in a relative short amount of time.
Score 7 out of 10
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AOS is used across the whole organization as we manage a total of 3 clusters covering all our needs; storage, virtualisation, networking, database.
  • failover
  • scalability
  • gap between cli and gui functionalities
AOS is well suited for redundancy and scalability. But the overall performance is however one level below dedicated hardware for some workloads.
The Nutanix support was always easily reachable and is for daily bugs or well-known bugs efficient.
November 02, 2021

Easy to use

Score 10 out of 10
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Nutanix AOS used across the whole organization. We are using it to solve a lot of different business problems from VDI to database.
  • Perfect Support
  • Easy to use
  • All in one package
  • Improve interface. Add more features.
I give Nutanix AOS an eight because nothing is perfect, and there is a lot of improvements that can be made.
Best support I've ever seen
  • Online training
Score 10 out of 10
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It's our datacenter that's utilized on both educational campuses solving slow response and consolidating time management headaches.
  • Speed
  • Simplicity
  • Reliability
  • Too new to determine but so far so good.
If you have high data usage and want simple management, e.g. an all in one solution, this is a great choice for performance.
Our implementer is professional, courteous and explains all that you ask.
Score 10 out of 10
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I can not say enough how great Nutanix AOS is. We switched over from HPE Omnicube over a year ago and it has been one of the best decisions we have made. Simply put we have gone from working with a vendor to a strategic partner with Nutanix. There customer service and responses have been fantastic!
  • Much easier to use.
  • Customer service has been fantastic.
  • Improved performance.
  • Less cost.
  • Honestly cannot find an issue.
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.
Our implementation team were great and worked with us and got the program up and running very easily. Every time we called post implementation we immediately talked to an Engineer, which is so unusual in dealing with companies. Everything they have promised they have full filled. I think their support is top notch.
Score 10 out of 10
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Nutanix AOS has revolutionized the way to operate and manage our data center. Transforming it into a modern and software-defined data center, the benefits and benefits in this technology renovation were cost savings, operating times, and others such as the cooling and energy of the data center, simply wonderful.
  • Simplify data center management.
  • Savings in operating costs.
  • Datacenter space-saving.
  • Updates without impacting production.
  • Adding hardware resources without the stoppage.
  • One-click operations
In all approaches to the modern data center, Nutanix AOS provides many benefits to companies to simplify their way of operating and managing the data center.
The manufacturer's support is very proactive and flexible, since the creation of the cases, the follow-up and the respective solution, on many occasions I have had the online support in less than 10 minutes of reporting the case, magnificent.
June 30, 2021

Nutanix review

Score 9 out of 10
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Our company is engaged in software development. Nutanix AOS is used in our company as a virtualization platform, where many different types of workloads work. Here we have a DEV and PROD environments, various services in the form of virtual machines and k8s nodes. Nutanix AOS solves the tasks of central management and monitoring of these workloads.
  • Easy scaling
  • Self-healing
  • Easy managing
  • Good support
  • Expensive software
[Nutanix AOS] is good when you need easy scaling and high reliability. The good architecture of the solution allows to solve the tasks set for the platform. This solution allows to reduce the number of personnel serving the infrastructure due to the ease of management and a good knowledge base. As a disadvantage, I would attribute the complexity of customizing some types of loads to optimal work on DFS, for example, high-load databases.
Support is very good.
April 09, 2021

Nutanix

Score 9 out of 10
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Nutanix [AOS] is being used by how for the hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) environment which consolidates the server and storage resources into a single virtualized server environment. It is being used to replace the legacy physical server environment with a high performance virtualized server environment. The advantage of using the software is that it simplifies the environment since when we need to grow our storage capacity we automatically add additional server resources which improves performance as we scale the environment. Nutanix [AOS] is being used for Mission Critical Business Applications such as SAP ERP, CRM, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint etc.
  • 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.
Nutanix [AOS] is well-suited for virtualized environments requiring high performance computing with the flexibility to scale and grow the environment well into the future. The applications that can run on Nutanix is typically your business critical applications such ERP, CRM, BI, Microsoft Exchange On-premise, etc. If your application can run in a virtualized environment, it can then most likely run on Nutanix [AOS]. If you business requires an intelligent virtualized platform with insight into how the underlying infrastructure is performing, then Nutanix [AOS] has very good management tools which can provide these type of reports.
Nutanix [AOS] is a leader in the HCI industry and it becomes evident after deploying the software. The solution runs effortlessly and can scale seamlessly. We ran the Nutanix solution on Lenovo Servers and since Lenovo has a close working relationship with Nutanix, you can procure the Nutanix software directly from Lenovo as part of your Lenovo HCI solution. The advantage of going this route is that the hardware has been tested and verified by Lenovo that it is thus certified for Nutanix. The support is then also directly with Lenovo for both hardware and software.
Score 10 out of 10
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Nutanix was defined as the standard global solution for VM/block data. It is already deployed on 2 out of 4 (BR and USA) of our strategic datacenters. It is also deployed in a lot of ROBO sites (at least 6 Vessels and 7 small sites in SouthAmerica). These sites concentrate around 2500 VMs and ~200 nodes.
  • 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.
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.
At Nutanix, support is one of their strongest points. Probably the best support I've worked with (EMC, HP, DELL, IBM, Netapp). Please note that most of these companies utilize third-party/partners for support in Brazil, so it's possible they have better support in other regions, especially USA.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Nutanix as a refreshment for our three tier architecture. Some of the apps (CRM, ERP) and DB (MS SQL) are running on it. It's used by the management information system department and soon will be applied across the entire organization. We see Nutanix as the only proven enterprise cloud platform in the market so far. Next-G data center should be simple, agile, easy to manage, scale out and [provide] strong support. Anyway, we keep utilizing our three-tier as a secondary for our non-critical workload. We use both the NX and XC platform so far but are looking forward to deploying on Cisco UCS in the future. Hope someday Nutanix will be sold as software only just like VMware.
  • 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
HCI will be suited for almost all scenarios. Picking the right vendor to meet your challenge is most important. Oracle and SAP can be deployed on Nutanix. Nutanix also provides a wide choice of hardware platforms depending on customer needs. Nutanix also comes with the box that can be equipped with a high-performance GPU for heavy duty video performance.
August 13, 2020

Nutanix AOS is awesome

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
Fast response when logging a report.
  • Online training
  • in-person training