We performed a comparison between Nutanix AHV Virtualization and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Proxmox, Microsoft and others in Server Virtualization Software.
"Nutanix's customer support is good, one of its biggest selling points."
"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."
"It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works."
"You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure."
"The storage features and volume system are great."
"The setup is efficient."
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage."
"Acropolis AOS is scalable to nodes and the cloud."
"The scalability is great."
"The HCI environment itself is very intuitive. Everything is centralized under one solution. And, they also have fast server built in in addition to a network analyzer."
"The most valuable features of Nutanix Acropolis AOS are ease of management, hyper-convergence platform, and it has robust operations."
"Ability to create multiple VMs."
"The most valuable feature I have found to be the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)."
"The most valuable features are the RBAC, role-based access control, and the reporting. NCI also provides a single platform, a single pane with a dashboard, to manage the entire infrastructure. We have complete information about overall utilization, performance, and a forecast for our platform in that single pane."
"If you have the need for special hardware like FibreChannel-Cards or such and there is no networked-way around it (such as you could work with USB Dongles via an HW-Dongle-Server of network), you have to use a separate hypervisor."
"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."
"The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious."
"There are some issues with the interface and integration."
"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 licensing costs are a little bit expensive."
"If we have to opt for a high level of capacity planning and need more analytics—like deciding on new purchases or budgeting, or if we need additional resources in the near future—we need to pay for Prism Central. I would suggest that Nutanix improve a bit on the analytics part of Prism Element so we can calculate those kinds of things within that flavor."
"They need to improve the look and feel of the interface. The functionality is fine, but the appearance could be better."
"In Thailand, there really isn't a cloud version of Nutanx available to us."
"Setup can be a little difficult"
"While their overall Nutanix Bible is good, they are lacking good descriptions for particular scenarios that might be helpful to many users."
"The licenses for Nutanix are very complicated."
"This solution offers excellent functionality but could use a stronger interface."
"We ran into an issue as a managed service provider because Acropolis isn't designed to be used the way we are running it. For example, if we want to deploy a Kubernetes service, the customer networks need to reach our protected cluster network. We have isolated our customers in separate VLANs. However, our customers' networks must access our cluster network to get features like iSCSI or Kubernetes to run. It's challenging."
"Nutanix needs to improve network features like Passthrough – SR-IOV. It could be improved by supporting SR-IOV, if they had that support, I would not have needed to implement the VMWare vSAN."
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is a top-raking HCI software, cloud management tool, and Software Defined Storage (SDS) tool that is marketed as the foundation for users' hybrid clouds. It offers a powerful and secure hyperconverged infrastructure to deliver all data and applications at any scale and on any cloud. The solution offers a complete software stack that allows users to unify their hybrid cloud infrastructure.
NCI’s services include computer, storage and network, hypervisors and containers, and deployment in public or in private clouds. The product also comes with built-in resilience, disaster recovery capabilities, self-healing, and high-security capacities. It provides further deployment flexibility through several software and hardware options and platforms. NCI includes a full set of enterprise capabilities. It can also be deployed on a wide range of servers from popular manufacturers.
The capabilities of the product are categorized into three main groups:
Outside of these categories, NCI also offers other capabilities:
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Features
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) offers its customers various features and tools in each of the previously mentioned categories. The available features for users currently include:
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Benefits
The product offers various benefits to users who utilize its capacities. Some of these include:
Reviews from Real Users
According to Gerhard J., an IT manager at Q4 Fuel, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) provides serious reliability and stability across the entire system makes for ROI.
A solutions architect at a computer software company describes NCI as a stable, straightforward to set up, and scalable solution.
Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is ranked 1st in HCI with 74 reviews. Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6, while Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV Virtualization writes "Lightweight, integrates well, and the technical support is responsive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) writes "Serious reliability and stability across the entire system makes for ROI". Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM and Oracle VM, whereas Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Dell PowerFlex.
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