Nutanix as a recommended HCI vendor
Updated August 17, 2020

Nutanix as a recommended HCI vendor

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix

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
  • Positive impact on operational expenditure
  • The larger your three-tier architecture the more you save if it deployed as HCI
  • Save more than 30% ROI compare to three-tier

Nutanix is a proven solution. [They were] one of the first vendors to play in the HCI arena. Anyway we did some testing before choosing one.

Nutanix won with its simple deployment, multi-hypervisor support, is easy to manage, has a nice performance and great support. Nutanix Prism gives a lot functionality such as upgrading to Nutanix OS, Hypervisor, and even Firmware upgrades. Cross-hypervisor migration is a [also] great feature of Nutanix.

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.