We performed a comparison between Nutanix AHV and VMware vSphere based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Nutanix AHV and VMware vSphere have a similar user rating regarding ease of deployment and service and support. If pricing is a factor, Nutanix AHV had a better rating. Regarding features, Nutanix AHV users felt there were software compatibility limitations, whereas VMware vSphere users felt the solution wasn’t so user-friendly.
"Nutanix AHV's most valuable feature is NetFlow."
"Using AHV, we have a built-in VR solution. It operates using a reduplication-based unique package transfer process."
"The solution scales very well."
"I would rate the stability a ten out of ten."
"The initial setup of Nutanix AHV Virtualization is straightforward."
"You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure."
"The setup is efficient."
"With AHV, you can run micro-segmentation, which is, on the network security level, to have network virtualization across clouds."
"The technical support is good and they are available over the internet."
"The virtualization this solution offer is very complete for the infrastructure."
"This solution is very stable. It's scalable and simple to set up."
"The product is very easy to install."
"In terms of overall features, vSphere's stability stands out on top. Not only is it highly stable, but we're also able to have a quick backup server on standby."
"The enterprise direction is very complete and the data center provides almost everything you need."
"VMware vSphere allows you to run multiple virtual machines."
"The feature that I find very valuable is the ability to move images of virtual machines from different workspaces to other workspaces between different installations."
"The solution can be pricey."
"The integration capabilities of Nutanix AHV Virtualization is an area with certain shortcomings that need improvement."
"The initial installation is complex. It took approximately four days."
"The licensing costs are a little bit expensive."
"An improvement would be for Nutanix AHV to support VMDK, AOS, Hyper-V, and VMware."
"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."
"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."
"Some companies do not support AHV."
"Here in Egypt, we would like everything free. So if you give us the license for free, we would be thrilled."
"The VMware vSphere app is faster, compared to its web-based client. The web-based client is very slow, freezes, and is challenging to use."
"There should be a bit more flexibility in terms of the hardware we can use with the product."
"Without a lot of physical RAM on the hardware, it's not very effective. The stability could be improved in cases like this."
"The reporting could be improved."
"Both the price and the licensing fee are expensive, especially for our clients with a smaller workload."
"VMware vSphere could be improved with cheaper costs."
"The solution could be cheaper and less expensive."
VMware vSphere is a powerful and complete server virtualization platform that allows its users to create and manage virtual data centers and machines. VMware vSphere is designed to help IT departments set up and run applications using the most cost-effective computer resources. By using vSphere, organizations save the time and energy necessary for purchasing infrastructure and software and reduce ongoing maintenance and operational burdens on IT teams.
Infrastructure administrators and network operators can access and manage the vSphere server by using a web-based cross-platform client application or via the vSphere client tool provided with vSphere.
VMware vSphere provides visibility into VMs and enables its users to carry out operations to manage VMs. This includes tasks such as:
VMware vSphere Benefits
Some of the benefits of using VMware vSphere include:
VMware vSphere Features
Below is a list of some of VMware vSphere’s key features:
Reviews from Real Users
VMware vSphere stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. A few major ones are its virtualization abilities, its flexibility and availability, and its user-friendly interface.
Felix D., an Automation project administrator, DCS, I&E at Centennial Cayman Corp, writes, “The connectivity is fantastic, and many functions can run together in one server. If you need to scale, we can continue to add components or modules. It's a beautiful virtual solution that has many advantages over physical hardware, where you have to use devices and wiring to connect all your projects.”
Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 22 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 55 reviews. Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6, while VMware vSphere is rated 9.0. 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 VMware vSphere writes "Strong performance, works well with large infrastructures but it is quite expensive". Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware Workstation, Oracle VM and RHEV. See our Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. VMware vSphere report.
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