Nutanix AHV review... a good product with a rich feature set and a company going places.
November 05, 2021

Nutanix AHV review... a good product with a rich feature set and a company going places.

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

Modules Used

  • Nutanix Acropolis
  • Nutanix Prism

Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure

We started using it for a small-scale VDI and have now used it in anger for a lot more systems.
  • Integration of HCI with an easy intuitive CLI
  • Updates are straight forward
  • Nutanix AOS training is free, labs are helpful and makes using Nutanix AOS easy
  • Integration with other CLIs makes it complex to work out which CLI for which purpose is needed.
  • Cost... its not cheap (but you pay for what you get some times.)
  • We did get a dodgy set of DIMMs which require reboots, resetting, or replacing. Still getting above normal failure rates.
  • It has mostly delivered what was expected.
  • We flog the hardware hard and it has stood up well.
  • The Nutanix ecosystem is improving all the time. Its a company going places.
50/50, not much in it, to be honest. Nutanix AOS wins on the support, training, and certification ease but Dell / EMC has the name and integration support with its other products (e.g., Nutanix not supporting Networkers hot add mode).

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Nutanix AOS now has a solution for most areas, especially the high end. The weak point is the entry-level, low-cost market.

Evaluating Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Product features mean the product has to do what it says it will do, and Nutanix AOS does that. It needs to do what we need it to; otherwise, what's the point. It may not be the cheapest solution, but it certainly enables us, administrators, to do more with less.

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Support

The support (including via Pulse) is still one of the best in the industry. They haven't tried to make economies in this area yet, and long may that continue!

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Reliability

Apart from one mismatched solution, this product does what it says on the tin, and we have little to no queries/support tickets on performance.