Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs RHEV comparison

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We performed a comparison between Nutanix AHV Virtualization and RHEV 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.
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"It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works.""The solution scales very well.""Using AHV, we have a built-in VR solution. It operates using a reduplication-based unique package transfer process.""The storage features and volume system are great.""Nutanix AHV's most valuable feature is NetFlow.""The most valuable feature of Nutanix AHV Virtualization is the user-friendly environment. The integration, implementation, and training for the solution are good.""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.""If we want to move the virtual machine from one host to another, it's simple, straightforward, and stable."

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"The solution has a good licensing module.""The most valuable features of RHEV are all the tools, such as virtualization, management of cloud platforms, and integration of container environments. The solution has good compatibility between virtualization, content management, and cloud management. Having the full set of these tools is the advantage of it.""It's a scalable solution.""We find the ease of use of this solution to be invaluable. It is user-friendly and integrates well with other software.""The solution is stable."

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"An improvement would be for Nutanix AHV to support VMDK, AOS, Hyper-V, and VMware.""Adding even more integrations would be an improvement.""The solution can be pricey.""I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA.""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.""The initial installation is complex. It took approximately four days.""The solution is very expensive.""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."

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"We would like the dashboard feature of this solution to be improved, as it is not very detailed at present.""The UI should be more interactive with additional features.""There is not any proper documentation on the site to reference.""While everything needs improvement in some way, I have no specifics.""RHEV can improve by keeping pace with new features and new enhancements. They should not be halted or delayed innovation because over the past quarter the enhancements have not been as fast as they have been previously."

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  • "The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."
  • "The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Nutanix AHV is free."
  • "The price of Nutanix AHV is reasonable."
  • "The licensing overall from Nutanix AHV is very good compared to other solutions."
  • "Nutanix AHV is low cost."
  • "I would rate the pricing a three out of five. It is expensive, but it also provides the value for money and performance that you require as a hyperconverged and virtualization software."
  • "When comparing this solution to others on the market, such as VMware and Citrix, the price could be reduced."
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  • "The price of RHEV is high. It is an open-source solution, the price should be less. The price should not be on par with a solution, such as VMware. It's not more or equal to VMware, it's less, but the difference should be more substantial."
  • "This product has a variety of licensing options available. However, the level of licensing, and therefore the cost of licensing, is dependent on the number of servers being utilized."
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    Top Answer:To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
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    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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    Nutanix AHV is a secure, enterprise-grade solution for intuitive virtualization and container management. It streamlines operations and simplifies management for all your workloads and environments.

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

    Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.

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    Sample Customers
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Educational Organization9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Educational Organization13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise34%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. RHEV
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. RHEV and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while RHEV is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews. Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6, while RHEV is rated 6.8. 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 RHEV writes "An easy initial setup with fair pricing and good reliability". Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM and Odin Virtuozzo Containers, whereas RHEV is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and Citrix Hypervisor. See our Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. RHEV report.

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