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We performed a comparison between Nutanix Prism and SolarWinds NPM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Virtualization Management Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Nutanix Prism vs. SolarWinds NPM Report (Updated: July 2020).
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Pros
"Has a user-friendly UI with a centralized console.""Nutanix Prism is popular in the Indian market, particularly in enterprises where they need a DR type of environment, and where they look for less than finite RPO and RTO. If you have this environment on-premises, and if you can just rent out some portion to any of the service providers, then you can easily set up a DR environment to give you a finite list versus RPO and RTO.""For me, the speed of cloning virtual machines and the hyper-convergence feature are the most valuable aspects of the solution.""It is stable and reliable.""Nutanix Prism is very simple to use compared to other products. I have tried a number of tools, including VMware ESXi. Nutanix Prism is much simpler to use and we feel data transfers in it are very fast.""Prism is easy to scale.""One valuable aspect of Nutanix Prism is how easy it is to set up. The setup process is useful to us because all we need to do is to set some variables and go with the recommended settings.""We can also manage our disaster recovery plan from a single console."

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"SolarWinds' network and server application monitoring features are strong.""I found a lot of valuable features in SolarWinds NPM, such as the customized application monitoring that allows you to customize any monitoring and script customization, and you also have the option to deploy and upgrade SolarWinds NPM online, which is very useful for my organization.""The solution is stable and reliable.""The initial setup is easy.""It is considerably cheaper compared to other tools.""As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning.""The ability to customize the views and dashboards is nice. SolarWinds also allows us to access the data via the API. That's probably the feature I liked the most.""The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less."

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Cons
"Performance metrics and analytics could be improved.""The dashboard visibility could be improved.""It doesn't integrate very well with any backup solution.""The replication we have does not have any backup systems built-in. We have to separate license records for backup, like onboard. We would like to have this in a future release.""There are no firewall policies.""Nutanix Prism could improve by having more features or configurations in the web interface. We should not have to use the command-line interface(CLI). For some clients using the CLI can be difficult.""We definitely have some issues with Nutanix Prism. Our main issue is that we cannot operate the database. It would seem that less configuration would be desirable, because between Nutanix and the Oracle database on Windows, there tends to be problems.""There is a bug with the HTML5 interface."

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"The evaluation time for the product is too short especially for large corporations.""The reporting module that got integrated into the system itself, used to be a standalone solution and I preferred that.""The solution could improve in many areas, such as the marketing and description of the products, providing areas of improvement, cloud capabilities, and being able to be more streamlined with the current integration points with other applications.""There should be a little bit more integration in some of the other tooling and utilizing the APIs of devices or tools could be a little bit better.""The integration needs to be improved.""Being able to detect devices that are trying to connect wirelessly would make using this solution much easier.""GUI needs improvement with a more graphical dashboard.""Currently lacks integration with SMS services."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license we bought for Nutanix Prism is perpetual, so once you have it, you can keep on using it. It's a three-year license that's paid one time. The license we have covers the three-node cluster."
  • "The license for Prism is costlier than other VMs."
  • "We have spent a lot of money on the Nutanix solution with Prism. Yet, for this amount of money we could be buying high-end storage with a lot of IOPS and bandwidth, even more than with Nutanix."
  • "Nutanix have bundles for pricing. On a single bundle, we get everything including vSAN or VMware and there are no additional costs. It is just a single license that is needed."
  • "Prism is cheaper compared to competitors like Cisco HyperFlex or HP vSAN."
  • "The pricing is based on a licensing model and is around $10,000 for a two-year license."
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  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
  • "There are a lot of sub-products and it just continued to increase the price."
  • "There is a permanent license and also a subscription level which has annual fees. The price of the solution is fair."
  • "There can be fees in addition to the licensing fees if you add on."
  • "The NPM component of the system costs approximately $1,000 USD per year."
  • "We have a multi-year license for the use of this solution. There are additional costs for recourses in the environment."
  • "Quite highly priced"
  • "There's standard licensing, and then it depends on the size of the customer."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like the general usability for general configuration. It is sufficient for everyday operations.
    Top Answer:When compared with VMware, it is an overpriced solution for basic features, but for a highly complex project, its price very adequate.
    Top Answer:The life cycle management or LCM feature is the most complicated. It takes really long and is unpredictable for our use cases. They should provide more detailed information about the kind of LCM to go… more »
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… more »
    Top Answer:From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
    Top Answer:We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
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    Also Known As
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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    Overview

    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

    SolarWinds NPM is a network monitoring solution that enables you to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and outages quickly and efficiently. The solution is a powerful tool that can help you increase service levels, reduce downtime with multi vendor network monitoring, simplify the management of complex network devices, improve operational efficiency, and much more.

    SolarWinds NPM Features

    SolarWinds NPM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Increased scalability
    • Fault, performance, and availability monitoring
    • Dynamic network discovery and mapping
    • Cross-stack network data correlation
    • Customizable topology
    • Dependency-aware intelligent alerts
    • Intelligent maps
    • Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting
    • Logical and physical network monitoring
    • Monitor Azure vNet gateway visibility

    SolarWinds NPM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SolarWinds NPM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Comprehensive monitoring for advanced network devices: With SolarWinds NPM, you can gain insight into the health and performance of your load balancers, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks, firewalls, and Cisco Nexus switches.
    • Hardware health monitoring: SolarWinds NPM makes it easy for you to monitor, alert, and report on key device metrics, including power supply, fan speed, and temperature.
    • Customizable performance and availability reports: With this feature, you can choose from more than 100 templates to schedule and also generate custom network performance reports.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SolarWinds NPM solution.

    PeerSpot user Andrew N., Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical, says, “The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one interface, look at historical data for those items.” He also adds, “From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. And, The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes."

    Daniel S., Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD, mentions, “The alerting and usage tracking is a valuable feature because it alerts us when we're getting near capacity on disk space, network utilization or processor utilization. It helps us manage our capacity and enables us to be proactive.”

    A Senior Vice President and CIO at a financial services firm explains, “As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning. It also gives us visibility of spikes and allows us to track down the reasons for their occurrences. So too, it makes room for potential processes that have gotten hung or runaway and to know when it's time to reboot a server or service.”

    Dinesh N., Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company, states, “The best part of the solution is the sharing display. It gives a general public ID wherein everyone can link to a public display. That's a good feature.”


    Fazal A., Implementation & Support Specialist at 360Factors, comments, “We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down. In the event an interface goes down, we have multiple reports that include availability monitoring, network uptime monitoring, and network downtime monitoring. These reports are on multiple schedules such as the end of the day, end of the last business day of the week, monthly, and quarterly. This gives us the ability to provide reports to our management and let them know the performance of our network.”

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    Sample Customers
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm32%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company11%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company9%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Nutanix Prism vs. SolarWinds NPM
    July 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix Prism vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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    Nutanix Prism is ranked 3rd in Virtualization Management Tools with 16 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 47 reviews. Nutanix Prism is rated 8.4, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix Prism writes "Easy setup process, but confusing database configuration and poor support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Simple to set up with good visualizations and helpful support". Nutanix Prism is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco UCS Manager, VMware Aria Operations, Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations and Veeam ONE, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor and Nagios XI. See our Nutanix Prism vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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