Nutanix is worth your investment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 26, 2018

Nutanix is worth your investment

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix

Nutantix is being used in our environment for consolidating large swaths of our virtual environment. A single, 4 node box was able to replace about 3/4 of a full rack of legacy disk/compute.
  • Consolidation of a large amount of legacy hardware into a much smaller and power-efficient footprint.
  • De-duplication and compression of data prevents writing the same data twice and conserves space
  • Acropolis (Native AFS) can outright replace VMWARE for further cost savings
  • High cost - The product is great but pricepoint could be better
  • Acropolis isn't sold as well as it could be, as it is a great tool to get out from under the thumb of VMware
  • Making deduplication native and inline.
  • We have replaced 3/4 a rack of legacy hardware into a 2U, 4node cluster, reducing vmware licensing costs
  • Scales very easy, add cables, and copy port config over... new system is ready to go in under an hour
  • reduction of support costs of legacy hardware
The Nutanix ecosystem blew vSAN out of the water in size, overhead, and general functionality. vSAN rides on top of VMware, where Nutanix is a whole system built from the ground up to service virtualization. Cost of vSAN was much more expensive than our Nutanix install and offered less flexibility.
Well Suited:
Consolidation of hardware
Reduction of cost with Acropolis
Scales incredibly well

Less Appropriate:
Nutanix is not meant for 1:1 replacement of legacy equipment