Nutanix - The one-stop shop for virtualization
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 16, 2020

Nutanix - The one-stop shop for virtualization

Score 10 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Nutanix Acropolis
  • Nutanix Prism

Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix AOS

We utilize Nutanix for both the software and hardware aspect of all our virtual environments in production and in our corporate offices. It is the base platform for all servers that we use to run our business both for our clients as well as for all internal users. It is used for both virtualization as well as for some storage needs and is the core of our infrastructure.
  • One component to support both compute and storage needs for virtualization.
  • Easy expandable as business needs arise both at the node level and larger with blocks.
  • Well outlined interface with good historical data.
  • API tools are available to obtain logging information from Nutanix that can be used with other monitoring tools such as Splunk.
  • Correlating data across multiple VMs is difficult.
  • More detailed information about BIOS and firmware versions hard to locate.
  • Less overhead for system needs.
  • More room in datacenters as we have replaced large server arrays with enormous data arrays with 4 nodes of nutanix in 2U of space.
  • More uptime for all systems even during times of hardware failure.
Nutanix support is excellent. They are always willing to step in and help and have been very responsive to issues and requests we have as a company. We use a great deal of Nutanix and have built a great report of work with them allowing use to grow and a fast pace while maintaining a level of support that is beneficial to both companies. We continue to collaborate and work well with Nutanix.
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The ability to have a single point of hardware for all compute and storage for all of our server needs is a great asset to our company. We have also found that the ability to grow and add hardware to our systems is very simple and easy to do without any impact to our systems or client work.
Training continues to be an ongoing effort with Nutanix, but they have great support, documentation and testing that allows for training and support documentation for their product. We have learned a great deal by working with their support teams and understanding the product during times of trouble but also whenever we find new information not before seen.
We as a company have seen good performance with the Nutanix product, meeting or exceeding that of other hypervisors we have used, such as Hyper-V and VMware ESXi. We have transitioned from other vendors' hypervisor platforms with great success and whenever the need has come up where more resources are needed for a VM Nutanix has been able to handle the load without issue. Where that is a simple change of a couple of CPU or having a VM that required 24 CPU and 256GB RAM, Nutanix has handled it all.
As mentioned before I feel that Nutanix meets or exceeds the capabilities of the competition, where that is in ease of use, how well they support their platform, upgrading software, migrating VM's from another hypervisor to Nutanix or simply moving VM's between one Nutanix cluster to another cluster, the performance and support has always been great.
We have based our entire company on the Nutanix hardware and AOS to support all of our servers and clients that we use for our business. It has been a solid product with HA features that allow us to run our business without interruption. For virtualization it is the best solution I have used in the last 7 years. We have both high performance systems and those that require vast amounts of resources and we have found that Nutanix works well in both instances.