My Nutanix AOS Review: A year in the life of and Systems Administrator who gets to rest peacefully!
Updated July 07, 2020

My Nutanix AOS Review: A year in the life of and Systems Administrator who gets to rest peacefully!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix AOS

Our IT team uses AOS across the majority of our organization's infrastructure. It has provided our IT team agility, ease of implementation and maintenance, flexibility and scalability far better than traditional infrastructure provides us.
  • Ability
  • Scalability
  • One-click-upgrades!
  • LCM compatibility with OEM hardware. I realize Nutanix is at the mercy of the vendor in this case.
  • Reduced man-hours for initial implementations.
  • Reduced man-hours for maintenance.
  • Reduced man-hours for infrastructure change/restructures.
Anytime our organization has needed to reach out to support, we feel that they have always gone above and beyond typical industry expectations and delivered best in class support!
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
we continue to expand our nutanix AOS footprint due to our proven track record with the product and the people of nutanix
I give this rating as it is not an apples to apples comparison when you move your workload from traditional separate bare metal compute, hypervisor, network, and storage onto a Nutanix hyper-converged platform. So, much of the comparison would be based on a perceived interpretation of how it should correlate.
Other HCI products used or evaluated have been Acuity, HC3, Hyperflex, Maxta, Overt, Proxmox, Simplivity, Symphony, VXRack. Nutanix was really first to market and has had many first features available in their product, familiarity with the product, and our organization's track record with Nutanix's stellar support keeps us going down the HCI path with Nutanix. If it were up to only my decision we would only move away from Nutanix and to a completely open-source Ovirt or Proxmox if our organization architects and administrators would be willing to go self-support only.
VMware ESXi, Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC), Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop), Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Well suited for most any implementation. We have not migrated our organizations most business critical applications and systems to Nutanix hyperconverged platform yet due to fear of performance for very low latency storage needs mainly because we have not had the time to validate functionality and performance in a real world scenario.

Evaluating Nutanix AOS and Competitors

Yes - IBM Blade Center, IBM eServers, IBM Flex Chassis, IBM SVC, IBM XIV, NetApp, lenovo servers
I was not involved in the initial evaluation process for the migration from traditional hardware to hyperconverged platform but I feel that I would still have chosen the nutanix solution, it has served us well to date. If I had been involved in the initial evaluation I would have recommended we move to Acropolis hypervisor with the initial migration instead of holding off.