One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is NetApp HCI vs Nutanix.People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?
What is the biggest difference between NetApp HCI and Nutanix? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating hyper-converged solutions and why?Thanks for helping your peers make the best ...
Business Development Manager at Integrated Networks
Mar 13, 2019
it depends on your needs
NetApp Is Very Good , but expensive as it's All Flash , based on SolidFire Storage . It will support only VMware
but Nutanix can be ALL Flash or Hybrid , also can work with Hyper-v , VMware or Nutanix AHV
The biggest difference is the ability to scale compute and storage independently. NetApp can scale up the storage without the need for extra CPU (and hence VMware licenses for ESX). Nutanix does have a storage node, but it has limitations. Another key difference is the NetApp uses an inbuilt method for the central storage plane and doesn't use VSAN which saves on licensing. Cost wise, Nutanix is almost always more expensive than alternative solutions.
Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 31, 2018
There are the overall infrastructure costs. Even though the initial costing was higher, we calculated for year-to-year for five years. That brought us into a position where we decided, we have to go for HCI rather than having distributor systems.