Nutanix AOS Review
March 10, 2020

Nutanix AOS Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Nutanix AHV
  • Nutanix Acropolis
  • Nutanix Frame
  • Nutanix Move
  • Nutanix Prism

Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS simplified our datacenter a lot. Majority of the x86 workloads previously hosted on a 3-tier architecture have moved to the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. As AOS does not restrict you to use your favorite hypervisor (ESXi, Hyper-V, XenServer, AHV) it's flexible in that way and as the architecture is scalable, it's also easy to understand what you currenly use and need, and predict future investments based on the future workload.
  • 1-click upgrades
  • Scalability/predictability
  • Support
  • Licensing (mixed)
  • RoBo clusters (2-node specific)
  • 1-click upgrades provide a resilient upgrade mechanism and can be done during business hours.
  • Predictable upgrades (also in cost).
Fast and very knowledgeable support team. They do not point to other vendors and try to fix the issue for the customer.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Third-party Reviews
The product features outweighed several competitors and they continue to deliver.
Nutanix uses data tiering where frequently accessed data is located on a "hot-tier" (SSD) and less-frequently accessed data on "cold-tier" (HDD) in a hybrid cluster. In an all-flash cluster this does not matter that much (all fast storage), but there the data-locality (default feature) of the data (close to the VM) helps in performance.
AOS is a lot simpler, more performant than the other solutions
x86 workloads can be easily migrated/hosted on Nutanix AOS, and although AOS can run on IBM P-series this is not an added value.
We see the use of Nutanix in all X86 workloads (databases, VDI, big data) as a no-brainer.