Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Pros

GJ
IT Manager at Q4 Fuel
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.
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AG
IT Operations at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are the RBAC, role-based access control, and the reporting. NCI also provides a single platform, a single pane with a dashboard, to manage the entire infrastructure. We have complete information about overall utilization, performance, and a forecast for our platform in that single pane.
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VS
Nutanix Lead Administrator at Kyndryl India Pvt. Ltd.
There are a lot of things I really like. Perhaps the best part is taking a snapshot of a virtual machine. It's very quick. Another useful part is replication and creating a protection domain: using the protection feature to replicate a machine to a remote site for DR purposes.
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CB
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is straightforward.
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Mithun Nidiyenga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has centralized management. It is easy for an engineer to manage. More work goes to patching, upgrades, and maintenance. Nutanix is very easy to upgrade. It takes one click. Engineers do not need to spend additional time with Nutanix for upgrades. With one click, it will complete the upgrade and show the results. Other hypervisor solutions are not like this, specifically since you must do all the components one by one.
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SH
Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.
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DA
Cloud Sales Executive at Laberit
It's quite easy to scale, and you have the option to have distributed nodes everywhere around the world that work as one. You can also have a solution for small branch offices with only two nodes for redundancy, and that's good enough to start.
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CH
Senior Expert Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The flexibility of this system is very good. It's also faster than others, and has skilled technical support who showed more initiative than a competitor, e.g. VMware.
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Ozgur Ekinci - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Executive (AWS Certified Solutions Architect) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable features of Nutanix Acropolis AOS are ease of management, hyper-convergence platform, and it has robust operations.
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BM
IT manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
One of the most valuable features of Nutanix is that it's easy to use. I love this solution—it's easy to maintain and update, and I think it's almost perfect.
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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Cons

GJ
IT Manager at Q4 Fuel
In terms of what I would like to see improved, I would say the life cycle management. I don't know if it is because they changed to an LCM from the previous way of upgrading the hardware or software but sometimes it feels that it needs a wizard that says, "Check this, check this," telling you your options. The only thing that's a bit frustrating for me is the life cycle management interface. That's the only thing on the entire system that frustrates me.
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AG
IT Operations at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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VS
Nutanix Lead Administrator at Kyndryl India Pvt. Ltd.
In terms of automation, I know there are ways to do it, but it's not very user-friendly. I've been working for the last three years with Nutanix and I've managed to automate certain things, but it's a somewhat more complex job than it should be. I would like to see more documentation or knowledge base articles.
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CB
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
I'd like it to be more API-based.
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Mithun Nidiyenga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a CentOS-based operating system, but CentOS releases security patches almost every week or every other week. However, Nutanix releases their upgrade at three or four month intervals. According to my organization's SLA, if a critical patch is released during that time, then I need to implement the patches within 30 days. If it is a standard patch, then I need to patch it within 60 days. Since that is my SLA, I cannot meet my SLA for security because Nutanix will not release the upgrade within these 30 days. Between the critical patch release and the Nutanix release, my customers say they are vulnerable and I am accepting the risk while the SLA is breached.
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SH
Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
I would enjoy an advanced mode where experienced users can leverage their knowledge to do advanced things currently only allowed using the command line tools on the CVM.
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DA
Cloud Sales Executive at Laberit
The technology has a lot of room for improvement. For example, when they want to segment applications in conjunction with NSX, which VMware uses, Acropolis is not compatible with the competitors. The integration in the security layer is not compatible with NSX for the application segmentation that uses VMware.
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CH
Senior Expert Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The look and feel of the web GUI of this system needs improvement, when compared to other systems. Its hardware integration also needs improvement.
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Ozgur Ekinci - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Executive (AWS Certified Solutions Architect) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There are other services that Nutanix has that could be improved, but I'm not very familiar with the other services of Nutanix, such as Era and Flow. However, they seem a bit hard for us to implement and integrate with the Nutanix Acropolis AOS and other Nutanix tools. We would not dare to implement those other Nutanix solutions into Nutanix Acropolis AOS right now. The implementation of that tool could be the problem, I am a bit hesitant to implement the other tools into Nutanix Acropolis AOS.
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BM
IT manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
I'm sure there are a lot of things that could be improved, but I'm actually very satisfied with this product. There may be some possibilities to move the virtual server dismounting points or to move the server from one group to another, but I can't think of any special improvements or update features.
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Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI)
January 2023
Learn what your peers think about Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2023.
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