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.
"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."
"It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works."
"If we want to move the virtual machine from one host to another, it's simple, straightforward, and stable."
"Using AHV, we have a built-in VR solution. It operates using a reduplication-based unique package transfer process."
"The feature that has had the most impact is data locality. That is a feature that makes Nutanix different from other hypervisors. It helps us to get application performance that is probably double what we got with the legacy, three-tier architecture."
"The storage features and volume system are great."
"The support is excellent."
"The solution scales very well."
"The solution has many valuable features. Virtualization is flexible and it has simple clustering. However, the most important feature is the ability to move between VMs. The vMotion features are very good."
"The solution is easy to use, user-friendly interface and has high availability features. When comparing it to other solutions it is more robust."
"The most valuable feature of VMware vSphere is the ability to work in a big system infrastructure."
"Technical support is quite good and very responsive."
"The virtualization this solution offer is very complete for the infrastructure."
"Once you have everything configured, it is relatively straightforward."
"The enterprise direction is very complete and the data center provides almost everything you need."
"The fact that you can use all the CPU and memory power that the server can provide is most valuable. In a physical server, you might end up not using all the physical resources. There are a lot of benefits, such as flexibility and mobility, in virtualizing computes."
"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."
"VMware does tend to have more features than AHV. It's more of the leader in this space."
"An improvement would be for Nutanix AHV to support VMDK, AOS, Hyper-V, and VMware."
"The software based controller has high consumption. This could be improved."
"The initial installation is complex. It took approximately four days."
"The solution is very expensive."
"The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious."
"I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA."
"Archiving, exporting, and backing up need to be improved for this solution, because they're slower than expected."
"They can lower the price of its license."
"We'd always like to see the price drop, but I realize that may not be realistic."
"To manage it properly, you have to know this product really well."
"Without a lot of physical RAM on the hardware, it's not very effective. The stability could be improved in cases like this."
"We would like to see the container-based operating system launched soon for this solution."
"There should be a bit more flexibility in terms of the hardware we can use with the product."
"Stability-wise, there are some minor issues."
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 18 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 108 reviews. Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. 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 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, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Oracle VM, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware Workstation, KVM and RHEV. See our Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. VMware vSphere report.
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