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We performed a comparison between IBM Turbonomic and Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Turbonomic vs. Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations report (Updated: September 2022).
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"It has automated a lot of things. We have saved 30 to 35 percent in human resource time and cost, which is pretty substantial. We don't have a big workforce here, so we have to use all the automation we can get.""We have a system where our developers automate machine builds, and that is constantly running out of resources. Turbonomic helps us with that, so I don't have to keep buying hardware. The developers always say, "They don't have enough. They don't have enough. They don't have enough," when they just configured it improperly. Therefore, Turbonomic helps us identify configuration issues on their side so it doesn't cost me money on the other end to buy resources that I don't really need.""The automation and orchestration components are definitely the best part, as you can tell it what it can do and when, and just let it be.""The solution has a good optimization feature.""It also brings up a list of machines and if something is under-provisioned and needs more compute power it will tell you, 'This server needs more compute power, and we suggest you raise it up to this level.' It will even automatically do it for you. In Azure, you don't have to actually go into the cloud provider to resize. You can just say, 'Apply these resizes,' and Turbonomic uses some back-end APIs to make the changes for you.""With Turbonomic, we were able to reduce our ESX cluster size and save money on our maintenance and license renewals. It saved us around $75,000 per year but it's a one-time reduction in VMware licensing. We don't renew the support. The ongoing savings is probably $50,000 to $75,000 a year, but there was a one-time of $200,000 plus.""I only deal with the infrastructure side, so I really couldn't speak to more than load balancing as the most valuable feature for me. It provides specific actions that prevent resource starvation. It always keeps things in perfect balance.""In our organization, optimizing application performance is a continuous process that is beyond human scale. We would not be able to do the number of actions that Turbonomic takes on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. It is humanly impossible with the little micro adjustments that it can make. That is a huge differentiator. If you just figure each action could take anywhere very conservatively from five to 10 minutes to act upon, then you multiply that out by thousands of actions every month, it is easily something where you could say, "I am saving a couple of FTEs.""

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"It has cut down our maintenance time significantly and simplified our processes for backups.""The most valuable feature is definitely the disaster recovery portion, which they call Xi Leap. It's included in the licensing. Before, we were on a solution that charged extra for DR software. And with Prism Pro, not only can we manage all of our other infrastructure in addition to our DR, in the same console, but we can set up recovery points. We can also set up scripts to run, so it gives us everything we need to have a solid DR plan in place.""The administration components are the most useful since, with them, we have been able to win and perform preventive measures in the administration of the hyper-converged Nutanix infrastructure.""You can see the health status of the clusters in one view. There is one view of the health of your systems which helps you to have an overview any time you have a problem. You can dig into the tools that Prism Pro has to give you all the options to take on the problem. You can monitor things and manage the cluster really easily.""The most valuable features of Nutanix Prism Pro are the user interface is quite easy to understand and it provides easy management for administrators.""The design is very intuitive; it's easy to find information in the different menus and things like that. The user experience is much better compared to other products.""It is interesting to me how Nutanix manages hyperconvergence, the possible failures that can occur in the platform migrating machine machines to nodes without problems while solving the failed node, but without a doubt prism is the feature that I value the most since I can manage and monitor everything in a single tool, giving me simplicity, statistics, states of equipment resources, alerts, updates in a single click, migrate equipment nodes manually or automatically.""It's easy to set up."

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"Some features are only available via changes to the deployment YAML, and it would be better to have them in the UI.""It would be nice for them to have a way to do something with physical machines, but I know that is not their strength Thankfully, the majority of our environment is virtual, but it would be nice to see this type of technology across some other platforms. It would be nice to have capacity planning across physical machines.""The issue for us with the automation is we are considering starting to do the hot adds, but there are some problems with Windows Server 2019 and hot adds. It is a little buggy. So, if we turn that on with a cluster that has a lot of Windows 2019 Servers, then we would see a blue screen along with a lot of applications as well. Depending on what you are adding, cores or memory, it doesn't necessarily even take advantage of that at that moment. A reboot may be required, and we can't do that until later. So, that decreases the benefit of the real-time. For us, there is a lot of risk with real-time.""They have a long road map when we ask for certain things that will make the product better. It takes time, but that's understandable because there are other things that are higher on the priority list.""The deployment process is a little tricky. It wasn't hard for me because I have pretty in-depth knowledge of Kubernetes, and their software runs on Kubernetes. To deploy it or upgrade it, you have to be able to follow steps and use the Kubernetes command line, or you'll need someone to come in and do it for you.""In Azure, it's not what you're using. You purchase the whole 8 TB disk and you pay for it. It doesn't matter how much you're using. So something that I've asked for from Turbonomic is recommendations based on disk utilization. In the example of the 8 TB disk where only 200 GBs are being used, based on the history, there should be a recommendation like, "You can safely use a 500 GB disk." That would create a lot of savings.""Additional interfaces would be helpful.""It sometimes does get false positives. Sometimes, it'll move something when it really wasn't a performance metric. I've seen it do that, but it's pretty much an automated tool for performance. We've only got about 500 virtual machines, so lots of times, I'm able to manage it physically, but it's definitely a nice tool for a larger enterprise that might be managing 2,000 or 3,000 virtual machines."

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"Nutanix, as of today, they do not have many of the features that VMware hypervisor provides, such as the memory layer.""We have a lot of projects so we cannot always dive deep into the material that Nutanix offers. We would like to but we have other priorities. It was a busy year. We have an external company that does things for us so we can make the process go faster. We know what we need and what we would like to achieve. I'm still on the learning curve.""In the gambling industry, you have a lot of regulation from different countries. One of those regulations states that you have to be able to send all the logs of your Prism to a separate server, what we call the syslog server. On Prism Central, this doesn't work. We have opened a case for it, since this is a basic feature nowadays. We spoke to Nutanix, and they said that it will be in future updates. We did an update, following their support, but once we did the update, it wasn't fixed.""I think one of the points to improve is having the platform with multiple languages, for example Spanish, seriously, one point to consider is a valid point for me, my native language is Spanish, being in Venezuela.""I'd like them to offer a more flexible licensing model.""I do, however, wish that the cluster would come preinstalled with the OS, as ours did not, and it took quite a bit of tinkering, trial and error, calls to Nutanix support, and an ample amount of time to figure out how to get everything up and running.""The machine learning can be improved. There are a lot of false positives at times. For example, I'm actually looking at some alerts right now, that some service was restarted multiple times. It is like the same alert, spammed over and over again. But really, it turns out that that event didn't happen.""I would appreciate more advanced networking features in the dashboard."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you're a super-small business, it may be a little bit pricey for you... But in large, enterprise companies where money is, maybe, less of an issue, Turbonomic is not that expensive. I can't imagine why any big company would not buy it, for what it does."
  • "It was an annual buy-in. You basically purchase it based on your host type stuff. The buy-in was about 20K, and the annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year."
  • "I'm not involved in any of the billing, but my understanding is that is fairly expensive."
  • "We see ROI in extended support agreements (ESA) for old software. Migration activities seem to be where Turbonomic has really benefited us the most. It's one click and done. We have new machines ready to go with Turbonomic, which are properly sized instead of somebody sitting there with a spreadsheet and guessing. So, my return on investment would certainly be on currency, from a software and hardware perspective."
  • "When we have expanded our licensing, it has always been easy to make an ROI-based decision. So, it's reasonably priced. We would like to have it cheaper, but we get more benefit from it than we pay for it. At the end of the day, that's all you can hope for."
  • "I know there have been some issues with the billing, when the numbers were first proposed, as to how much we would save. There was a huge miscommunication on our part. Turbonomic was led to believe that we could optimize our AWS footprint, because we didn't know we couldn't. So, we were promised savings of $750,000. Then, when we came to implement Turbonomic, the developers in AWS said, "Absolutely not. You're not putting that in our environment. We can't scale down anything because they coded it." Our AWS environment is a legacy environment. It has all these old applications, where all the developers who have made it are no longer with the company. Those applications generate a ton of money for us. So, if one breaks, we are really in trouble and they didn't want to have to deal with an environment that was changing and couldn't be supported. That number went from $750,000 to about $450,000. However, that wasn't Turbonomic's fault."
  • "It is an endpoint type license, which is fine. It is not overly expensive."
  • "The pricing and licensing are fair. We purchase based on benchmark pricing, which we have been able to get. There are no surprise charges nor hidden fees."
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  • "Don't unlicense your Prism licensing. Pro is the strict minimum for real infrastructure. Go with at least Pro and not with the starter. Ultimate was the best choice for me."
  • "While the product may seem to be more expensive at first, it ultimately pays for itself within a short time frame due to the hours saved on maintenance."
  • "The solution is a bit high in price for what we are receiving as features. I feel they are overcharging us at approximately 25 percent. That is something that they should change."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:In terms of pricing and licensing, I wasn't involved too much in that portion. In terms of the licensing, I would say it's definitely worth the investment. Even initially, if it seems out of range… more »
    Top Answer:The way it handles updates needs to be improved. That would be one of the areas I would focus on. I wish that the upgrades and updates were more easily accessible. Some of that is based on my… more »
    Top Answer:The product is looking at things in the cloud or in Azure and it gives us reports of things that it could possibly do in Azure, however, we mainly use it on-prem for our VMware environment. The use… more »
    Top Answer:It has cut down our maintenance time significantly and simplified our processes for backups.
    Top Answer:While the product may seem to be more expensive at first, it ultimately pays for itself within a short time frame due to the hours saved on maintenance.
    Top Answer:I would appreciate more advanced networking features in the dashboard. There seems to be a lack of GUI functionality for creating/modifying features such as LACP and VXLAN. While these features can be… more »
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    Also Known As
    Turbonomic, VMTurbo Operations Manager
    Nutanix Prism Pro
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    IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management (ARM) software is used by customers to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. Turbonomic customers report an average 33% reduction in cloud and infrastructure waste without impacting application performance, and return-on-investment of 471% over three years.

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    Nutanix Prism Pro is a powerful enterprise-grade cloud management platform designed to help businesses simplify and automate their IT infrastructure. It offers a unified view of all your IT resources, including compute, storage, networking, and virtualization, making it easy to provision and manage your entire environment in a unified way. Additionally, Prism Pro provides advanced features such as role-based access control, auditing, and reporting, making it a perfect tool for large businesses with complex IT infrastructures.

    Nutanix Prism Pro offers users the ability to manage multiple clouds from a single interface, as well as providing advanced features such as cost analysis and resource utilization tracking. The solution also offers integration with popular DevOps tools such as Puppet and Chef, making it an ideal solution for managing cloud-based applications.

    Nutanix Prism Pro enables you to manage your Nutanix systems in a way that makes it easy to monitor and optimize overall performance and capacity usage. In addition, you can schedule routine maintenance tasks such as updates in the background without disrupting real-time operations. With the advanced analytics capabilities of Nutanix Prism Pro, you can gain deeper insights into how your Nutanix environment is operating so you can make informed decisions about buying additional storage or upgrading hardware before existing resources become exhausted.

    The advanced monitoring features offered by Prism Pro come in very handy if you need to ensure uninterrupted access to mission-critical business applications. You can quickly see how every workload is doing on your Nutanix cluster and identify any problems. This way you can make sure that all of your resources are being used in the best way possible. With a real-time view of system health, you can easily identify any potential issues and quickly resolve them before they lead to downtime or data loss.

    Nutanix Prism Pro Features

    Nutanix Prism Pro has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Unified view of IT resources: compute, storage, networking, and virtualization
    • Provisioning and management from a single pane of glass
    • Role-based access control
    • Auditing and reporting
    • Automation of IT processes

    Benefits of Nutanix Prism Pro

    There are many benefits to implementing Nutanix Prism Pro. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Increased efficiency and productivity: With a unified view of all your IT resources, you can quickly identify and resolve issues, provision new resources, and track utilization across your entire environment.
    • Enhanced security and compliance: Prism Pro's role-based access control and auditing features help you to meet industry standards and regulations.
    • Reduced costs: Automating IT processes with Prism Pro can help you to reduce operational expenses and free up staff for other projects.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Nutanix Prism Pro stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to easily monitor problems and the simplicity of its deployment. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews.

    Ilan S., a project manager at a healthcare company, notes, "You can see the health status of the clusters in one view. There is one view of the health of your systems, which helps you to have an overview any time you have a problem. You can dig into the tools that Prism Pro has to give you all the options to take on the problem. monitor things and manage the cluster really easily."

    Subramanya A.., a manager at a tech services company, writes, "The deployment process was so easy and smooth that post rack and stack and management IP configuration, it just took less than 2 days to configure the cluster of 40 nodes, upgrade the firmware, create file service and VM space and integrate with our infrastructure."

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    Sample Customers
    J.B. Hunt, BBC, The Capita Group, SulAmerica, Rabobank, PROS, ThinkON, O.C. Tanner Co.
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco
    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Educational Organization17%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Turbonomic vs. Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations
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    IBM Turbonomic is ranked 2nd in Virtualization Management Tools with 21 reviews while Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations is ranked 3rd in Virtualization Management Tools with 9 reviews. IBM Turbonomic is rated 9.0, while Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of IBM Turbonomic writes "Helps us optimize cloud operations, reducing our cloud costs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations writes "Lightening fast solution that has reduced our bottlenecks". IBM Turbonomic is most compared with VMware Aria Operations, Azure Cost Management, CloudHealth, Densify and Cisco Intersight, whereas Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations is most compared with VMware Aria Operations, Nutanix Prism and Veeam ONE. See our IBM Turbonomic vs. Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations report.

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