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We performed a comparison between NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Nutanix Volumes Block Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Public Cloud Storage Services solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP vs. Nutanix Volumes Block Storage report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"One of the features our customers like is that it can be used from one cloud provider to another. They can use it from Azure to AWS or vice versa. That way, they don't need to use the same provider for backups. If something goes wrong on the primary site, having the same data in another cloud service provider is important.""The storage tiering is definitely the most valuable feature... With respect to tiering, the inactive data is pushed to a lower tier where the storage cost is cheap, but the access cost is high.""We're able to use the SnapMirror function and SnapMirror data from our on-prem environment into Azure. That is super-helpful. SnapMirror allows you to take data that exists on one NetApp, on a physical NetApp storage platform, and copy it over to another NetApp storage platform. It's a solid, proven technology, so we don't worry about whether data is getting lost or corrupted during the SnapMirror.""In terms of administration, the portal which provides the dashboard view is an excellent tool for operations. It gives you volume divisions, usage rates, which division is using how much data, and more. The operations portal is fantastic for the support team.""The most valuable features are that it's reliable, simple, and performs well.""It makes sure we have control of the data and that we know what it's being used for. The main thing for us is that we need to know what applications are consuming it and responsible for it. The solution helps us do that.""Lastly, the API and web services are fairly good. That is an important feature too. We write some code to do different things. We have code that runs to make sure that everything is being backed up as we say it is and we try to also detect places where we may have missed a backup.""It is much easier to control data since we can run queries across all our platforms with just one solution. Not only that, we can also monitor all the platforms with Active IQ, where we can see all the alerts, messages, and space consumption through a single application. This is regardless if the data is on-prem or AWS. It is much more efficient."

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"Nutanix Volumes is a perfectly stable product.""The solution is easy to use, share, and manage."

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Cons
"If they could include clustering together multiple physical Cloud Volumes ONTAP devices as an option, that could be helpful.""When Azure does their maintenance, they do maintenance on one node at a time. With the two nodes of the CVO, it can automatically fail over from one node to the node that is staying up. And when the first node comes back online, it will fail back to the first node. We have had issues with everything failing back 100 percent correctly.""I'm very happy with the solution, the only thing that needs improvement is the web services API. It could be a little bit more straightforward. That's my only issue with it. It can get pretty complex.""It definitely needs improvement with respect to clustering and with respect to more collaborative integrations with Azure. Right now, we have very limited functionalities with Azure, except for storage. If CVO could be integrated with Azure that would help. When there is any sort of maintenance happening in the cloud, it disrupts the service in Cloud Volumes ONTAP.""The solution is not stable when using single nodes. This is a problem. NetApp should work on this solution to make it more stable with HA nodes and resolve this issue.""We have customers that are still using IBM mainframes and that very old SNA architecture from IBM. There are questions about how you interconnect the data on the mainframe side... But I don't know if it's worth it for NetApp to invest in developing products to include mainframes for a few customers.""The only area for improvement would be some guidance in terms of the future products that NetApp is planning on releasing. I would like to see communication around that or advice such as, "Hey, the world is moving towards this particular trend, and NetApp can help you do that." I do get promotional emails from NetApp, but customer-specific advice would be helpful, based on our use cases.""I would like to see more information about Cloud Volumes ONTAP using Google Cloud Platform on NetApp's website."

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"Nutanix should improve the one-click upgrade. There are a lot of dependencies on third-party licenses and HP hardware we use internally. The one-click upgrade fails sometimes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Some flexibility around the licensing model would help. The product is licensed based on capacity. Basically, the largest capacity license that you can buy is 368 terabytes. At this point, NetApp is addressing some people's concerns around this."
  • "Our licensing is based on a yearly subscription. That is an additional cost, but because of the storage efficiencies that the NetApp gives, even with the additional cost of the NetApp license, you still end up saving money versus straight Azure native for storage. It's definitely worth it."
  • "It is expensive. There are no costs in addition to their standard licensing fees."
  • "The pricing of this solution is definitely higher than what the typical Azure Files and AWS solutions charge, but given the features and the stability NetApp has provided, we are okay with it. We are not complaining about the pricing."
  • "If we wanted to use the AWS solution, we would have to manage two or three different platforms and pay more money than what we should have to pay, as some of the features don't even exist. If we wanted to, we could use AWS cloning, but it is useless because it uses more space, is more expensive, and takes more time."
  • "Overall, the pricing of NetApp is aggressive and the pricing becomes more aggressive as the amount of data increases. The cost for a given volume of data that you are storing becomes lower. The greater the volume of data, the cheaper the license."
  • "Make sure you investigate what your requirements are going to cost you using the native cloud solutions versus what NetApp is going to cost you, to make sure you have a business case to go with NetApp."
  • "The pricing could be improved. It is a good product, but it is very expensive for me."
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  • "The price of the license is expensive when comparing it to traditional storage."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We're able to use the SnapMirror function and SnapMirror data from our on-prem environment into Azure. That is super-helpful. SnapMirror allows you to take data that exists on one NetApp, on a… more »
    Top Answer:Our licensing is based on a yearly subscription. That is an additional cost, but because of the storage efficiencies that the NetApp gives, even with the additional cost of the NetApp license, you… more »
    Top Answer:I think this is more of a limitation of how it operates in Azure, but the solution is affected by this limitation. There's something about how the different availability zones, the different regions… more »
    Top Answer:They have well-documented best practices and the interface is good.
    Top Answer:As you have to go through all of the steps of technical support, it takes longer to get to an escalated level. The escalation process with technical support could do with some improvement.
    Top Answer:Our clients use this solution to achieve better database performance. It allows the system to run quicker and to be more responsive.
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    Also Known As
    ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVO
    Nutanix Volumes, Nutanix Acropolis Block Services, Nutanix ABS, Acropolis Block Services
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    Overview

    The leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services and supports up to a capacity of 368TB. Software service supports various use cases, such as: File shares and block-level storage serving NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) and SAN (iSCSI) Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Archive DevOps Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Cloud Volumes ONTAP is offered in a standard single-node configuration or in a High Availability (HA) configuration.

    Nutanix Volumes Block Storage is an enterprise-class, software-defined storage solution that exposes storage resources directly to virtualized guest operating systems or physical hosts using the iSCSI protocol.
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    Sample Customers
    Rohit, AdvacnedMD, D2L, Trinity Mirror, Eidos Media, WireStorm, Cordant Group, JFK Medical Center, ALD Automotive, Healthix, City of Baton Rouge, ON Semiconductor
    The Home Depot, JetBlue, Hyundai, ShiftLeft
    Top Industries
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    Healthcare Company24%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Company Size
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Buyer's Guide
    NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP vs. Nutanix Volumes Block Storage
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP vs. Nutanix Volumes Block Storage and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is ranked 1st in Public Cloud Storage Services with 13 reviews while Nutanix Volumes Block Storage is ranked 17th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is rated 9.0, while Nutanix Volumes Block Storage is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP writes "Its data tiering helps keep storage costs under control". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Volumes Block Storage writes "Easy to use, sharing is straightforward, and simple to manage". NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is most compared with Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, Portworx Enterprise and VMware vSAN, whereas Nutanix Volumes Block Storage is most compared with Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store), Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) and Microsoft Azure File Storage. See our NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP vs. Nutanix Volumes Block Storage report.

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