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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Primary Use Case

Gerhard Joubert - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Q4 Fuel

One of the components that we like about using Nutanix Acropolis AOS is its ability to interact with hardware. You don't have to go into different systems, all your locked files and everything for the hardware is directly available.

Our use cases are for data storage. We use the total Nutanix system in connection with Inuvika. We are busy phasing out all our work stations, where we basically go back to the principle of old bank terminals. When you boot up, you're going into the Inuvika environment, which runs five physical servers on the Nutanix. The accessibility of the performance and upgradeability of the system increase about five-fold where you don't have to upgrade workstation performance, you only add an additional Nutanix server node if you want to increase your performance on your users' workstations. An important feature for me that comes with a hypervisor, as well as the AOS in combination with everything, is the backup redundancy, as well as the encryption component on the server that we use quite extensively. Since we've installed Nutanix our downtime was about 40 minutes to an hour, and that was just to do a memory upgrade on the system.

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Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

For our company, basically, we run all of our production VMs on it. Also, we have two demo networks that we do a lot of testing and whatnot for.

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Steffen Hornung - PeerSpot reviewer
Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH

We replaced our three-tier-solution with Nutanix and kept our VMware ESXi licenses. These will be gone with the new cluster.

We use it for general virtualization, host our Windows fileserver virtually, and do VirtualDesktops with Citrix there.

We have two nodes equipped with one nVidia M10-GPU each to get 3D-acceleration to boost the CAE-Terminal servers. This means that VMs like AD-Domain controllers, Exchange-Servers, SQL-Servers, and various Application Servers are running side-by-side with our SAP-Systems leveraging the  SAP ASE Database (no HANA, yet) virtually on vSphere 6.

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Senior Expert Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

Our usage of Nutanix Acropolis AOS focuses on normal workloads for OSS-related applications of our operations support systems, e.g. customer facing systems, DNS, DHCP, and DPEs. The word we mention to our customers that describes this technology is OSS (Open source  software). This is not 5G.

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Ozgur Ekinci - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Executive (AWS Certified Solutions Architect) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a cloud provider and we are giving cloud services via Nutanix Acropolis AOS, such as core virtual services. This is why we implemented Nutanix Acropolis AOS into our data center.

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IT manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees

My primary use case for Nutanix is for running Windows servers. Nutanix is deployed on-premises. 

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Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Gilat Satellite Networks

My primary use case is to deliver cloud services. This is for our cloud infrastructure. Nutanix is deployed on-premises, but I have six locations that I manage remotely, so it's like they're cloud-based. 

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reviewer1439442 - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Engineer at Secure Meters Limited

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS for the high availability that we get with it. The platform's extremely stable and other nice things that we like about it is that if we have to move the server or anything, it's not a lot to move and power consumption is a big thing for us as well.

My primary use case of this solution is that it helped me solve all of my use cases. I can create an integrative private cloud in a data center, create a hybrid cloud, public cloud, and near-site data recording. For example, there are lots of sites that do not have the data there so I can create data because Nutanix also has got it stored on the nodes. It takes care of storage on the nodes. I can build storage on the nodes, compute them, give the clients who already have a small data center within themselves but they do not have it externally. By using storage on the nodes in Nutanix I can give them the external.

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Ryan Uy - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Strategic Synergy Inc

We deployed Nutanix Acropolis for a school system in a recent use case. One of our clients uses Nutanix for three campus sites. They've implemented multi-site replication, so there is protection on the data center end. Another client is a hospital that uses Nutanix HCI for its medical systems, like PACS imaging servers. We also have clients in financial services and banking.

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Senior Manager at RP Sanjiv Goenka Group

Our primary use case is for moving to HCI architecture. We have plenty of applications which are mainly homegrown in a LAMP environment. We were looking into restructuring our DC and DR environment and moving from the Spark architecture to an Intel-based platform. We started with a sort of POC for some of those applications in the LAMP environment and moved them to HCI architecture, where they have been running for almost two years now. Now we want to move the rest of the applications into similar architecture so it can be auto-scaled. Since we are from a UPT industry, there are certain state-based and country-based regulations that limit our ability to move our data to the cloud. This is why we want an on-premises solution like Nutanix. Right now, Nutanix handles our virtualization and we use Dell for our servers. 

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Head Of Hardware Department at a university with 201-500 employees

I use Nutanix Acropolis AOS to host all of our electronic services in the university, such as e-services, e-learning system, registration system, library system, finance system, HR system, and clinics.

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Systems Administrator at U.S. Naval War College

We have moved to Nutanix AOS as our one-stop hyper-converged solution for VDI and Virtual Servers. We have implemented Nutanix AOS in all our domains to replace old architecture. Before Nutanix, we used a mixed environment of HP Blades, Dell "Pizza Box" servers, a combination of local and shared storage, and a mess of networking hardware to make it all work. Now with Nutanix AOS and cluster, this has simplified everything from standard operating procedures to modification and scalability. Now our new Standard Operating Procedures are much more "Standardized."

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IS Assistant Manager at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees

It is primarily used as our data management application. It is for data management and storage.

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mikkisse - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief IT Engineer at a cloud provider with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use case for Nutanix is removing the classic 3-tier architecture and switching to hyper-convergence. 

Migrating from the 3-tier architecture to HCI helped us to free up rack space, remove the old hardware, and run systems on the new platform. 

There was a four-rack, and now there are ten units of hardware. It's really cool and fantastic.

It is now managed from one interface, covered by technical support and it's homogenous. If you need to expand a cluster or storage then all you need is just add new nodes. You don't need to buy new storage, you don't need to expand your SAN, and so on.

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Senior Account Executive - All Things Software Defined at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

A majority of my clients are those who are looking to either move away from VMware or clients who are looking for maybe a little more out of HyperV. Naturally, they look towards the top of the list. We have seen a lot of customers drop VMware due to the cost. 

We're also seeing a lot of customers who want a couple of features, similar to VMware with the capacity of a cloud, et cetera. They want that, however, they don't have it to their HyperV. Instead of moving to VMware, they work with Nutanix.

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Mohamed-Mostafa - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I meet many customers on a weekly basis and there has been always one common question in almost every meeting. Which HCI Solution is the Best for me?

in order to be able to answer this question, I had studied many HCI solutions in the Market and deeply analyzed the Pros & Cons of all major solutions.

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Pre sales manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I work for a reseller, a consultancy firm. We have successfully onboarded three customers to Nutanix. Nutanix is the solution that I prefer. I deploy the solution for customers and assist them when they encounter any issues. The feedback provided by our customers has been nothing but excellent. 

Some of our customers use Nutanix due to its ease of management across their data centers and also, the cloud experience it offers. The Business continuity functionality embedded in Nutanix is priceless. From putting your VMs in a protection domain to setting up an RPO which can be as low as 10mins for synchronous environments, you are able to seamlessly perform planned and unplanned failover in a time-efficient manner. 

The Nutanix Database as a service is another use case that our customers have found very interesting and useful in their environment. With their DBaaS solution, you are able to provision databases within minutes and patch databases faster without bothering about compatibilities issues as to how some environments are. 

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Atif Najam - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd

We have three clusters of Nutanix. We are using Nutanix Clusters for all of our Intel-based workload. The majority of applications are Oracle databases, application servers, our file services, email hosting, etc.

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Technical Presales - Server & Storage at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is used for server virtualization. It replaces the three-tier traditional architecture.

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

I use it to host all the servers and the storage. It's a replacement for the Vblock.

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Presales Consultant at taktik

We are the service partners. Generally, we are taking care of the Nutanix systems for the customer.

One customer, for example, uses it widely in a hospital environment. 

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Driftchef at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a managed service provider (MSP) using Acropolis AOS to host our customers' servers and data.

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Thein Lin - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at Cloud Vision

The solution is primarily a backup product that works with Nutanix. 

We tend to use it for our customers. If they find some errors, we go to troubleshoot or we cooperate with the Nutanix team to get things sorted.

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National Sales Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

We're a systems integration company. We do sell a lot of Nutanix, and we implement a lot of it including all different components. We love using the solution. 

It is a great use case for a hybrid cloud on on-premise workloads. However, there are few workloads where it is not a great fit. 

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reviewer1475787 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Administrator at Enercare

We've implemented Nutanix as part of a hardware refresh project. We've replaced two chassis with 28 Server blades, two storage devices, and four SAN switches by 12 Nutanix nodes.

First, we had moved some development and test workloads before sending production workloads. The first wave was successful and we couldn't wait until moving more workloads to Nutanix. We were anxious because this HCI was something we have never experimented with before and at the end of the day, it was the best thing we've done in our infrastructure.

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it_user237264 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator and Sr. VMware Engineer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees

The main reason we decided to implement the Nutanix solution was the ease of use of the environment. More than anything, it's a completely robust software environment. We not only migrated our servers from VMware, but we also moved from vSphere to AHV and Acropolis. The change was incredible in every aspect.

Our team managed to complete this migration in just three days and all of our workloads will start to run amazingly after the migration. It is a robust environment that runs smoothly. For example, our SQL Servers increased their performance dramatically after migration.

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Director of Information Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We migrated over our AD finance applications, HR applications, DFS, et cetera. We used the product for a whole lot of different purposes. 

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Daniel Saldarriaga - PeerSpot reviewer
Especialista en ventas de productos at Adistec

In most of the cases, the clients use the solution as a file server or database with data and another solution. Mostly, there is hyperconversion with Acropolis and its hypervisor.

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Chief Manager Corporate IT at Reliance Communications

It is used for local file management.

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Owner at a computer software company with self employed

We are hosting many companies' IT. We provide IT services for our customers.

In terms of its version, I am not a system owner, so I don't know, but I guess we are regularly updating to the latest version.

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IT administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS for many reasons, such as data protection, application, and file services. My customers are mainly in Israel and are mostly government.

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Michael Feld - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at VertitechIT

We have a very large deployment of our own, and we also sell a fair amount of it to our clients.

We deliver VDI systems over this and other similar technologies. We only work with hospitals. This is all in healthcare. We've essentially created private CloudOp architecture that we sell to hospitals for specialized VDI environments, and this is the product that we use.

In terms of the version, we have very significant installations of it for our clients. It is part of a product and service for which we work with our clients. I would assume we have the latest versions.

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Jon Hansen - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Engineer at Grainger

We mainly use it for virtual machine workloads on Application servers. We want to use it for disaster recovery and the way they replicate between sites. It has already got these features, but we just haven't implemented or tested them yet.

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Executive Vice President with 201-500 employees

We have multiple verticals in our company and each has its own ERP applications that are business critical and mission critical. Our company is based in India, we are customers of Nutanix and I'm the executive vice president. 

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Anatoliy Kostin - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization, Data Center, Networks, Linux System Administration at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

AOS is one of the most important parts of the Nutanix HCI solution. AOS provides a few main features - managing VMs (Hypervisor), one managing interface (Prism), distributed storage fabric with software-defined features instead of hardware implementations such as RAID.

Over the years, the Nutanix Platform capability set and services have grown substantially. Over the years, this has evolved to simplify and abstract virtualization, automated upgrades and operations, and much more.

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Pramod Nandgoule - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Project Manager at United Conveyor Corporation

The solution allows us to make use of high IOPS requirements.

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Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for our hyper-converged infrastructure.

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Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

We mostly provide the solution to our clients as a virtual server. 

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Tirut Hawoldar - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager IT Security & Infrastructure at Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co. Ltd.

We have used Nutanix Acropolis for deploying a private cloud. We are using the latest version of Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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GennetJaadla - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager Estonian Government Cloud at State Infocommunication Foundation (RIKS)

The Cloud version of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is not available in Estonia. We used it for a simple bookkeeping system.

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Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using the hyperconverged Cloud software and I manage Nutanix. I was responsible for the planning, management and the architecture. It was then given to the structural team.

We updated the internet software so when we migrated the workload we could compare from previous examples.

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Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a solution provider and my role is in pre-sales. Nutanix Acropolis AOS is one of the products that I have experience with, and we propose to customers. It is part of the hyper-converged infrastructure.

Use cases include VDI, critical applications, and containerization.

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IT Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 11-50 employees

I primarily use Nutanix Acropolis for anything that I can't engineer in the environment, such as redundancy between the database servers and the clustering. 

This solution is deployed on-premises. 

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Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

Nutanix is a hypervisor for hardware and software that allows users to replace the three-tier environment (storage, network and compute) with a consolidated HCI. We provide our customers with Nutanix as a distributor. 

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Consulting Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Our primary use case is for VDI.

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Ricardo Daniel Machuca Welcomme - PeerSpot reviewer

We primarily use the solution for our clients. 

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Sisir Ghosh - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures

We have a lot of homegrown applications using the solutions within the generation and distribution within the company. These internal teams that develop that software, they are primarily on a different architecture. The ones we use are Java and Oracle with Weblogic as the application server and the other one used is Lan Stack. We have been using this configuration for more than 60 years.

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Lincoln Pinto - PeerSpot reviewer

We are a reseller and Nutanix Acropolis AOS is one of the products that I have experience with. I have three nodes, and I am very satisfied with it. I deploy my ERP and my CRM into this infrastructure.

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Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS for compute virtualization. The main purpose was to replace FlexPod. The important problem we were trying to solve was to replicate between the two data centers. However, we encountered some issues.

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Corporate Infrastructure Manager at Emak

We have only made use of the virtual machine. 

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System Administrator at Holon Institute of Technology

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS for hyper-converged purposes. We install servers on this Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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Business Development Manager at Thakral One (Pvt) Ltd

Our company is a partner with Nutranix. We propose solutions like Nutanix Acropolis AOS to our customers.

We replace and patch HP servers at one of the biggest telecom providers in Sri Lanka.

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Network Specialist, Information Technology at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

Our primary use is to replace legacy infrastructure and to improve production.

We wanted a solution that would allow us to easily manage and upgrade without a noticeable impact on the users. We found ourselves having to search for different outage windows that nobody liked in our old infrastructure.

What is also important is the reliability of the upgrade and how it works with the rest of our infrastructure. The security and encryption are also enterprise-grade, which is something that we like.

Overall, the solution works very well with our environment.

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Maan Othman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The primary use case is for software-defined storage, central storage, virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructures.

Also, for an on-premises cloud experience.

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MarcMermuys - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT System Administrator at College of Europe

Everything here is virtual. We have virtual desktops, virtual servers, and two Nutanix clusters. We also use Nutanix files, so we don't have any Windows files here anymore.

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Information Technology Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS for delivering applications, e.g. our billing system.

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Solution Sales Manager at I-net globalindo

We're looking for a solution that integrates with cloud technologies, so we want to adopt a Nutanix service.

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Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We provide server consultations and help customers reduce their footprint and begin their FTDC journeys with this solution.

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Karim Elwardany - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Sales Account Manager at BMB

I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for approximately three years. However, I believe Nutanix Acropolis AOS is used in combination with Oracle solutions.

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Expert System Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

We are a solution provider and Nutanix is one of the platforms that we implement for our clients.

This operating system includes support for a complete ecosystem.

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Andres Arenilla - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use case of Acropolis was for pre-sales on architecting the solution. The company was partners with Nutanix and I'm a business development consultant. 

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System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

My primary use case for this solution

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Senior Program Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for running applications.

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I'm an IT manager

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VIJETH HEGDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at ISIT AE FZ LLC

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS as an HCI platform.

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Responsible MCO at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

I am using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for virtualization.

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Chandrakant Bagde - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior EVP at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

My major use case is the Nutanix distributed file system based on the NDFS file system, which allows customers to consolidate and reposition.

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Civil Engineer at gieco

We mainly use SAP S/4HANA as well as the domain controller and file servers.

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Buyer's Guide
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI)
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.