Coming October 25: PeerSpot Awards will be announced! Learn more

IBM PowerVM vs Nutanix AHV Virtualization comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Comparison Buyer's Guide
Executive Summary

We performed a comparison between IBM PowerVM and Nutanix AHV Virtualization based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Server Virtualization Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV Virtualization report (Updated: September 2022).
634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Featured Review
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"It is a complete solution.""Active Memory Sharing dynamically reallocates memory of running partitions based on changing workload demands. The memory for the pool is carved out from Physical memory and is made logical memory. The said memory is not available to be assigned to partitions as dedicated memory. A min, max and desired as well as weight is assigned to the memory of each lpar to help hypervisor make a decision in case a condition where priority is to be given to a certain lapr to use the memory form shared pool.""It is a stable solution with reliable performance.""A valuable feature of PowerVM is a feature that is used for higher availability plus stream for posting, which is very useful. There's a flash copy feature which we are using. PowerVM itself, I know, helps us to control and manage our Oracle licensing compliance, since it is our hardware partitioning. This is very important. If you use VMware, there will be a licensing issue. This PowerVM is a hardware partitioner, which is very important for license compliance. We are happy with this solution.""Technical support is great.""You can increase resources with it automatically.""The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and you can assign adapters to a VM."

More IBM PowerVM Pros →

"The most valuable feature of Nutanix AHV is the prism, it is a beneficial central management console.""The solution scales very well.""The most valuable feature of Nutanix AHV is that it can be managed through Hyper-V, which is Microsoft's hypervisor, VMware, and Citrix XenServer.""The most valuable feature is manageability.""For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.""You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure.""It's user-friendly.""The support is excellent."

More Nutanix AHV Virtualization Pros →

Cons
"The cost of this solution is high.""IBM PowerVM does not integrate with Microsoft.""This solution is lacking the ability to have servers act as a cluster, such as in VMware. IBM has come out with a feature similar to VMware's vCenter but it is not as mature. They need to add LPM shared-nothing feature, such as in vMotion.""The solution should be advanced to fit with the container constantly.""A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors.""I don't know whether this has been trialed already, but IBM should give us an alert when we reach seven or eight failovers so that we can automatically switch it to manual mode. That would be great because if we cross the 10-day licensing limit, we have to pay a hefty license cost to Oracle. If IBM could view that feature, it would be helpful in license compliance.""The licensing could be better."

More IBM PowerVM Cons →

"I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA.""The price of Nutanix AHV Virtualization could improve.""The management console needs to improve to make it easier for administrators. For example, to be able to reorganize our VMs, folders, and subfolders, similarly as it is provided in VMware. We can sort, manage, and organize VMs, folders, or subfolders in VMware.""The initial installation is complex. It took approximately four days.""My storage use is doubled; if I am creating a one TB virtual machine then my storage policy will take two TB from my cluster.""An improvement would be for Nutanix AHV to support VMDK, AOS, Hyper-V, and VMware.""VMware does tend to have more features than AHV. It's more of the leader in this space.""The software based controller has high consumption. This could be improved."

More Nutanix AHV Virtualization Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license cost is bundled with IBM Power Systems as it is limited to RISC-based IBM systems only."
  • "IBM PowerVM costs more than other products but the customer does not need to pay additional money for the licenses. In VMware, you need to license everything. With IBM PowerVM it is unlimited and all-inclusive in the price you pay."
  • More IBM PowerVM Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."
  • "The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Nutanix AHV is free."
  • "The price of Nutanix AHV is reasonable."
  • "The licensing overall from Nutanix AHV is very good compared to other solutions."
  • "Nutanix AHV is low cost."
  • "I would rate the pricing a three out of five. It is expensive, but it also provides the value for money and performance that you require as a hyperconverged and virtualization software."
  • "When comparing this solution to others on the market, such as VMware and Citrix, the price could be reduced."
  • More Nutanix AHV Virtualization Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Server Virtualization Software solutions are best for your needs.
    634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:IBM Power hardware is designed to maximize I/O while still providing flexibility when it comes to virtualization. When running IBM Power hardware, vs another vendors hardware, the same hardware… more »
    Top Answer:It is a stable solution with reliable performance.
    Top Answer:To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is manageability.
    Top Answer:We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix. If we were using another product, like VMware, then we would need to have a separate license for the hypervisor.
    Ranking
    Views
    2,851
    Comparisons
    2,406
    Reviews
    5
    Average Words per Review
    683
    Rating
    9.0
    Views
    9,972
    Comparisons
    7,305
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    561
    Rating
    8.6
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    PowerVM
    Learn More
    Overview
    Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.
    Nutanix AHV is a secure, enterprise-grade solution for intuitive virtualization and container management. It streamlines operations and simplifies management for all your workloads and environments.
    Offer
    Learn more about IBM PowerVM
    Learn more about Nutanix AHV Virtualization
    Sample Customers
    Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, Pneuhage
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Consumer Goods Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV Virtualization
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV Virtualization and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM PowerVM is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 9.0, while Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "Faster performance per core without increasing Oracle license compliance and better scalability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix AHV Virtualization writes "Lightweight, integrates well, and the technical support is responsive". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, KVM, Hyper-V and Odin Virtuozzo Containers. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV Virtualization report.

    See our list of best Server Virtualization Software vendors.

    We monitor all Server Virtualization Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.