We performed a comparison between HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two HCI solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The primary purpose of this software is to create a virtual SAN between local storage on Hyper-V hosts. I find this feature most valuable since it accomplishes this quite well."
"The StarWind Virtual SAN provides a clever and unique solution to the Computing Split Brain problem."
"It enables us to provide more solution options for our clients, with the reassurance that, when implemented, they will be efficient and stable."
"Having the ability to scale horizontally if needed is a huge plus for future growth."
"The features that I found most valuable are ease of use of the software that StarWind offers - with the first setup being a bit painful."
"The fact that we can expand our storage and add on to our compute nodes easily and how amazing the StarWind technical support team is really adding value to our purchase."
"The ROI is great on this product."
"vSAN we found was simple to set up, easy to configure and manage and allows us to achieve storage redundancy."
"We have this feature in Nimble dHCI, wherein we can upgrade individual components in the infrastructure."
"We have the ability to increase the storage without any additional costs."
"HPE's InfoSight software, which does the comparative analysis and artificial intelligence built-in in the box, and with Nimble they do well against the competition. Additionally, the dashboards are good."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is stable."
"The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads."
"Nimble Storage is a capable platform with high availability."
"It is easier to manage compared to the other vendors."
"Nimble is easy to use, but hard to install. Once it's installed, it's user-friendly. Reporting is another advantage because we get a lot of statistical forecasting. It helps us see into the future with that."
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic."
"Acropolis' main advantages are high performance and availability."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, it is a great platform."
"The maintenance software is straightforward because you do not need to do any configuration."
"One of the most valuable features of Nutanix is that it's easy to use. I love this solution—it's easy to maintain and update, and I think it's almost perfect."
"It is less expensive than VMware products. It is also a little bit more flexible, but it really comes down to price for us."
"This operating system offers stability. Setup is straightforward."
"The most disappointing side of the application is the free edition. There used to be GUI attached. That has recently changed to only CLI management of the application."
"Perhaps more reporting features on the utilization, usage, and performance of the configured high-availability images and underlying physical disks would be helpful."
"vSAN's free version does not have a graphical user interface."
"The documentation is good. However, if compared with competitors, it could be enhanced and made more professional."
"A great feature would be a wizard and to include a new disk in the SAN. At the moment, including a new disk requires several steps - some that must be done at the OS level and others in each node."
"Although minor, some of the documentation could be rewritten to be clearer."
"When you will cease your contract with StarWind (for support) your product won't be updated and that is a big selling point, especially for us, as we have loads of products from StarWind."
"I found that certain browsers are not fully compatible with the administration web access portal."
"The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options."
"Nimble Storage's integration with the management software could be better."
"The performance of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI could improve. Other solutions, such as Cisco, are better."
"Cost-wise, this solution is slightly more expensive than other hyperconverged solutions."
"HPE Nimble Storage dHCI currently is promoting only VMware as a hypervisor, whereas if they can look into other OSs, such as KVM or Red Hat, it would be an improvement."
"The only issue I'm really running into is we have a SQL server that we're having a lot of high IO latency on one of my drives and it's my data drive from my SQL server. It's not really giving me any good information as to where that latency is coming from, so that's what I'm trying to track down and troubleshoot."
"This year 2022, we have the possibility to include new kinds of storage with a high disk availability, such as Alletra 6000 and Alletra 9000. Those are the new storage available. If we would like to improve the quality and the capability and the high availability of these products, we can choose between different costs. This is another benefit from this HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution of hyper-converged."
"The initial setup is a little bit complicated."
"The look and feel of the web GUI of this system needs improvement, when compared to other systems. Its hardware integration also needs improvement."
"The self-service side of the product needs to be improved. We should be able to add two-factor authentication and more security layers to it."
"I would enjoy an advanced mode where experienced users can leverage their knowledge to do advanced things currently only allowed using the command line tools on the CVM."
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS is new technology in a competitive market. Pricing is too high for a new product and requires better discounts to be able to compete with IBM, Dell EMC, and HP."
"In the future, I would like Acropolis to add support for publishing external storage."
"The price could be lower."
"Lacks sufficient integration with other vendors and public clouds."
"In Thailand, there really isn't a cloud version of Nutanx available to us."
For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.
StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.
HPE Nimble Storage dHCI an intelligent platform with the flexibility of converged and the simplicity of HCI. It disaggregates compute and storage and integrates hyperconverged control to give enterprises simple infrastructure management on a flexible architecture.
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is a top-raking HCI software, cloud management tool, and Software Defined Storage (SDS) tool that is marketed as the foundation for users' hybrid clouds. It offers a powerful and secure hyperconverged infrastructure to deliver all data and applications at any scale and on any cloud. The solution offers a complete software stack that allows users to unify their hybrid cloud infrastructure.
NCI’s services include computer, storage and network, hypervisors and containers, and deployment in public or in private clouds. The product also comes with built-in resilience, disaster recovery capabilities, self-healing, and high-security capacities. It provides further deployment flexibility through several software and hardware options and platforms. NCI includes a full set of enterprise capabilities. It can also be deployed on a wide range of servers from popular manufacturers.
The capabilities of the product are categorized into three main groups:
Outside of these categories, NCI also offers other capabilities:
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Features
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) offers its customers various features and tools in each of the previously mentioned categories. The available features for users currently include:
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Benefits
The product offers various benefits to users who utilize its capacities. Some of these include:
Reviews from Real Users
According to Gerhard J., an IT manager at Q4 Fuel, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) provides serious reliability and stability across the entire system makes for ROI.
A solutions architect at a computer software company describes NCI as a stable, straightforward to set up, and scalable solution.
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HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 12th in HCI with 10 reviews while Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is ranked 1st in HCI with 74 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 8.2, while Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Scalable with good memory management and helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) writes "Serious reliability and stability across the entire system makes for ROI". HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Dell VxFlex Ready Nodes and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Nutanix AHV Virtualization. See our HPE Nimble Storage dHCI vs. Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) report.
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