Nutanix AOS Review
June 02, 2020
Nutanix AOS Review
Score 7 out of 10
- Nutanix AHV
- Nutanix Acropolis
Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix AOS
We are using it as our dev/test virtualization environment, which consolidated Azure and our UCS virtual platform to bring all dev/test VMs back on-prem.
- Reduced cost on the dev/test environment.
- Consolidate the Azure dev/UCS dev into one.
- Smaller rack size and less cables to manage.
Very good support, knowledgeable, effective, and easy to reach. Online my Nutanix support portal is good & easy, the dashboard provides easy access to Nutanix services, support, and tools. Case management is easy and straight and forward. The Nutanix device heartbeat is synced to the portal, so they can generate reports based on some pre-build or customized templates.
We have some training mostly online and free access to Nutanix university as well. The Nutanix community is another place we can exchange ideas and learn experience from other Nutanix users and Nutanix employees. We also have good relationships with our account manager and engineer, they are very reachable and eager to help out and answer questions.
Most are very good, performance is good. But some of the pre-build VMs took a longer time to boot up. Sometimes, we transfer data from one VM to another VM, it is actually bit slower than we expected. Other than those, we do not have other challeges.
We used UCS before, it is good once setup. The setup and configuration take quite bit time, it's complicated.
It is a feature-rich OS, software-defined storage solution on top of flexible hyper-converged Infrastructure, centrally managed. Easy to manage and maintain, compatible with other hypervisors. With build-in automatized features, it can easily create multiple instances of VM, apps, patches, and upgrades. Easy to scale in and out with minor impact to the existing environment.