Go with Nutanix AOS, You Will NOT be disappointed
November 05, 2021

Go with Nutanix AOS, You Will NOT be disappointed

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Modules Used

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

Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS has been the final missing puzzle piece to moving towards a more flexible, agile, HCI based datacenter eliminating the complex management that is common with traditional or converged infrastructure. The automation pieces, especially the playbooks save so much time in larger environments by automating common tasks like expanding disk, memory, or cpu allocation to VMs. The overall UI is so much better than VMware or Citrix and the performance and ease of upgrades is on another plane compared to vxrail / vxstack or hyperflex.
  • Performance
  • User interface
  • Automation
  • Cost
  • Licensing
  • Features (more are continually added, but it is a newer product)
  • Hardware compatibility
  • Efficiency of CVM's
  • Licensing cost reduction
  • Performance
  • Reliability
vSAN on VXrail and a Cisco Flashstack was our two existing systems before bringing in a Nutanix cluster. The performance of Nutanix HCI was far better than vSAN's performance (hybrid vs. hybrid and AF vs. AF.) However, Pure does deliver on its claim of being the fastest storage possible, which is true. However, the flashstacks management and complex setup do not compare to the ease of using Nutanix HCI.

Do you think Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure's feature set?

Yes

Did Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure again?

Yes

I would highly recommend using Nutanix HCI for any of your infrastructure needs. I would highly suggest saving money and using the free included AHV hypervisor. The performance is incredible, and the data reduction capabilities are on par with vSAN. I would only recommend using ESXi with Nutanix AOS if AHV does not yet support some one-off configurations or if you still want to use horizon while the frame is still growing.

Evaluating Nutanix AOS and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product

Nutanix AOS Support

The support is great when you have the paid support tiers. Otherwise, have fun searching their (surprisingly good) KB articles on their site.

Nutanix AOS Reliability

The performance is nothing short of amazing. This is an HCI solution, and as any all-flash HCI solution is amazingly fast, Nutanix AOS fills local IO requests until its local IO is saturated before reaching out over the network. This lowers latency substantially compared to vSAN.