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.
"Technical support is great."
"IBM PowerVM has the highest clock speed."
"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."
"You can increase resources with it automatically."
"The most valuable feature of IBM PowerVM is the performance of the database workload."
"We always recommend PowerVM to our customers; it is better than most solutions."
"It is a stable solution with reliable performance."
"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."
"You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure."
"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."
"Using AHV, we have a built-in VR solution. It operates using a reduplication-based unique package transfer process."
"The solution is user-friendly and provides good virtual machine backups. The user interface gets updated when there is a new release."
"If we want to move the virtual machine from one host to another, it's simple, straightforward, and stable."
"Nutanix AHV's most valuable feature is NetFlow."
"The most valuable feature of Nutanix AHV is the prism, it is a beneficial central management console."
"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."
"IBM should review the price of this solution in my opinion; it is too high."
"The solution should be advanced to fit with the container constantly."
"The cost of this solution is high."
"The licensing could be better."
"A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors."
"The hardware licensing model could be improved because the licensing model is a bit different from the standard hardware procured."
"IBM PowerVM does not integrate with Microsoft."
"PowerVM's platform build and performance could be improved."
"The price of Nutanix AHV Virtualization could improve."
"I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA."
"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."
"If you want to install a specific operating system, you must first check to see if it is listed in the compatibility list; only then will you be able to install it, and that is one issue for now."
"A lot of tasks cannot be performed using the GUI, the graphical interface."
"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 solution is very expensive."
IBM PowerVM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews while Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.6, 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 Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and KVM. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV Virtualization report.
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