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"Technical support is great.""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.""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.""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."

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"The best feature of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is the central management of all of our resources. Additionally, it is easy to use""The speed of the operations and of creation of VM is fantastic.""The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.""Nutanix Acropolis AOS is stable. We didn't receive any concerns regarding any problems, The customers have no concerns about the reliability.""You need to send commands through the command-line interface(CLI). This could be improved. The commands are done better in VMware.""It is 100% stable. It's the most stable infrastructure that we have.""The scalability is great.""One of the most valuable features that can be found, is the inclusion of a hypervisor for free."

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"A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors.""The licensing could be better.""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.""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 cost of this solution is high."

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"As Nutanix Acropolis AOS is on the expensive side, one of its areas for improvement is the price. It would also be better if it can be integrated with other cloud providers, because currently, it's only for private cloud deployment.""I would like to see official compatibility with Red Hat in the future.""The compatibility and integration of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could be improved. For example, we have a WAF application firewall and it does not work on this solution. Not all the OS's run on AOS. You need to have a newer version of an operating system if you want Nutanix to perfectly run all the different options.""The GUI of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could be improved that can be done from the OEM side. It's a very basic stable web browser that they're using. It is not very inclusive.""I would like to see Acropolis add the ability to migrate VMs between storage containers. I don't know if they've added this in the latest versions, but I haven't seen it yet. It's mainly about AHV. When we use VMware, we can move between storage containers. In VMware, it's just like regular storage, and we can move it.""In the future, I would like to see multi-tenancy in Nutanix Acropolis AOS.""I believe that improvements could be made in regards to the DR in addition to deduplication and integration with others platforms. They also do not offer opportunities for network virtualization so it would be nice to see that in the future.""The cost of the solution is too expensive. There are other options, such as VMware, that are offered for less money. In Latin America, it seems to be overpriced for the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license cost is bundled with IBM Power Systems as it is limited to RISC-based IBM systems only."
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  • "AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of."
  • "The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."
  • "This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions."
  • "Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that."
  • "My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions."
  • "Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive."
  • "The pricing is fair for the package."
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    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 »
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    Also Known As
    PowerVM
    Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Nutanix AOS, Nutanix Acropolis
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    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.

    Modernize Your Business with the Leading HCI Platform

    Power your business with advanced cloud technologies and simplify how you procure, deploy, and manage IT services.

    Reduce technology sprawl and free up technical resources to focus on high value activities.

    Deploy, scale, and bridge to the public cloud so you can react quickly to changing priorities.

    Protect your services and data against hardware failures, disasters, and attackers.

    AOS Storage

    Accelerate your most demanding applications with consistent and predictable performance. Data locality maximizes the benefits of the latest hardware advances like NVMe and RDMA.

    Data is protected and kept available with advanced distributed consistency algorithms that protect against everything from bit rot and hardware failures to entire site failure.

    Storage can be sized precisely for your needs and expanded quickly and easily as needs grow. Storage policies are applied logically on a per-workload basis, instead of being tied to hardware.

    Flexible and Open Compute

    Choose from the leading hypervisors, VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper‑V, or leverage the lightweight but powerful built-in hypervisor AHV.

    AHV streamlines operations and simplifies automation. Powerful and lightweight, it is easy to learn and migrate to, and is optimized for high performance and reliability.

    Build and deploy cloud-native applications on intelligent distributed infrastructure and integrate with cloud compatible storage, all within the same platform.

    Automated and Secure Networking

    Prevent malware spread and reduce attack surfaces by limiting applications to only what’s needed, and keep things simple by leveraging machine learning to determine the right configuration.

    Securely and easily implement robust multi-tenancy in your environment, or stretch networks across clouds for seamless workload migration and failover.

    Manage networking configurations centrally and apply across your HCI environment with simple and robust virtual switch management.

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    Sample Customers
    Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, Pneuhage
    St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    University9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    IBM PowerVM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews while Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is ranked 1st in HCI with 85 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 9.0, while Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) 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 Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) writes "Serious reliability and stability across the entire system makes for ROI". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Proxmox VE and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.

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