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"This software lets us maintain storage redundancy across both of our Hyper-V hosts, so if one goes down the environment fails over to the other and we have minimal to no downtime."
"Support keeps track of alerts of the system and verifies with us if we need help to fix any issues. They have great and quick technical support."
"The user interface for this application is amazing."
"The StarWind products have enabled our organization to modernize stations where larger and more expensive equipment was not an option."
"The iSCSI protocol is quite simple to configure."
"A great feature is that I basically set it and forget it, as everything is automatic."
"The solution offers easy one-click PowerShell scripts that are ready to run."
"StarWind vSAN is easy to deploy and administer."
"This is a complete, very user-friendly product."
"Acropolis AOS is scalable to nodes and the cloud."
"This operating system offers stability. Setup is straightforward."
"The initial setup was quite straightforward."
"One major thing that comes up again and again is stability. Our downtime is literally based on hardware upgrades that need to be done. Acropolis is very, very user friendly. You don't have to physically have a super IT guy to manage the system. You can actually give it to a younger guy to manage and there won't be problems. And if he makes a mistake, it's very, very easy to fall back and sort out the mistake."
"Most beneficial feature is simplicity, ease of use."
"It offers very useful data protection."
"In addition to the hyper-converged infrastructure, most of our clients are pleased with Acropolis' built-in replication in terms of the DR setup. Our clients also like Prism Central's advanced management and analytics, and many find Nutanix Flow and playbooks incredibly useful."
"There are many services that can be directly used which are not available in VMware."
"The initial setup isn't too difficult."
"A web management interface would be good, especially for those coming from other solutions that have one."
"The documentation can be better for the free tier."
"The system failovers properly on its own without too much worry."
"I had issues locating the documentation that applied to my version of StarWind vSAN."
"It would be nice to see a new UI for the windows client, as it is not the easiest to find settings."
"While it is possible to implement disk encryption in StarWind using Windows Bitlocker, such a solution can be a little tricky to manage."
"It would be good to have a little more access to control certain aspects within the UI."
"The configuration can a bit cumbersome."
"There is a feature that exists used for disaster recovery, but it requires an extra license. It should be included with the regular normal standard license."
"Storage utilization and optimization should be better."
"The initial setup can be a bit difficult."
"They need to improve the look and feel of the interface. The functionality is fine, but the appearance could be better."
"Deployment could be more user-friendly - currently, it requires certain skills with the network and nodes."
"The one note of improvement I have for Nutanix is that the installation should be easier."
"The self-service side of the product needs to be improved. We should be able to add two-factor authentication and more security layers to it."
"It already has the capability to integrate with the major cloud providers but, in an upcoming release, if there is a possibility to have it integrate with other cloud providers like IBM, Alibaba, and other moderate-level cloud providers, that would be good."
"VMware has a side-to-side replication feature, which is still more mature than Rackspace OpenStack's which can't be used in a production environment."
"OpenStack is difficult for the novice in terms of beginning to use cloud tools."
For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.
StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.
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.
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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is ranked 1st in HCI with 74 reviews while Rackspace OpenStack is ranked 6th in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews. Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is rated 8.6, while Rackspace OpenStack is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) writes "Serious reliability and stability across the entire system makes for ROI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rackspace OpenStack writes "The solution is stable, scalable, and includes many features". Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and VMware vSphere, whereas Rackspace OpenStack is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Dell PowerEdge VRTX.
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