2016-04-28T13:06:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Nutanix Acropolis AOS?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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Mithun Nidiyenga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-09-28T09:53:00Z
Sep 28, 2022

I have been using Nutanix products, like AOS, HPE, and Prism Central. I am managing a total of seven clusters with Prism Element and one instance with Prism Central. We did a total deployment to all areas across multiple locations. My environment is closed. It is not hosted on the internet. It is a dark site. So, if there are any issues, the Nutanix team lacks the ability to remote in because I cannot provide it.

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MarcMermuys - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT System Administrator at College of Europe
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-09T18:50:38Z
Feb 9, 2022

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.

AA
Expert System Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
2022-02-09T18:48:34Z
Feb 9, 2022

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.

CH
Senior Expert Solution Architect at Vodafone
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-09T09:27:22Z
Feb 9, 2022

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.

Ricardo Daniel Machuca Welcomme - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordinador Data Center at INFRAESTRUCTURA UNIFICADA SA DE CV
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-23T17:10:10Z
Jan 23, 2022

We primarily use the solution for our clients.

VB
Technical Presales - Server & Storage at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-20T10:37:16Z
Jan 20, 2022

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

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FG
Senior Account Executive - All Things Software Defined at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-27T19:13:11Z
Dec 27, 2021

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.

HB
Head Of Hardware Department at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-27T19:08:45Z
Dec 27, 2021

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.

GennetJaadla - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager Estonian Government Cloud at State Infocommunication Foundation (RIKS)
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-27T19:06:37Z
Dec 27, 2021

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

AS
Business Development Manager at Thakral One (Pvt) Ltd
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-24T10:39:00Z
Dec 24, 2021

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.

AB
Senior Manager at RP Sanjiv Goenka Group
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-26T10:48:17Z
Nov 26, 2021

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.

BM
IT manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-11-25T12:33:00Z
Nov 25, 2021

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

SK
National Sales Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-11-02T00:16:49Z
Nov 2, 2021

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.

AJ
Executive Vice President with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-12T13:38:28Z
Oct 12, 2021

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.

Pramod Nandgoule - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Project Manager at United Conveyor Corporation
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-11T14:18:03Z
Oct 11, 2021

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

PA
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-22T10:04:41Z
Sep 22, 2021

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

VIJETH HEGDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at ISIT AE FZ LLC
Reseller
Top 10
2021-08-18T15:45:38Z
Aug 18, 2021

We use Nutanix Acropolis AOS as an HCI platform.

Atif Najam - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-12T14:55:24Z
Aug 12, 2021

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.

AG
Senior Program Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-07-12T16:55:26Z
Jul 12, 2021

We are using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for running applications.

Steffen Hornung - PeerSpot reviewer
Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-31T17:18:00Z
Dec 31, 2020

We replaced our three-tier-solution with Nutanix and kept our VMware ESXi licenses. 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.

RR
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-23T13:14:37Z
Dec 23, 2020

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.

Sisir Ghosh - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-22T15:19:36Z
Dec 22, 2020

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.

reviewer1475787 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Administrator at Enercare
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-17T16:29:00Z
Dec 17, 2020

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.

JL
Network Specialist, Information Technology at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-17T04:57:00Z
Dec 17, 2020

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.

Daniel Saldarriaga - PeerSpot reviewer
Especialista en ventas de productos at Adistec
MSP
Top 10
2020-11-28T03:34:41Z
Nov 28, 2020

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.

Jon Hansen - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Engineer at Grainger
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-11-25T19:53:46Z
Nov 25, 2020

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.

MA
Consulting Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
2020-11-18T17:49:33Z
Nov 18, 2020

Our primary use case is for VDI.

Maan Othman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-16T08:23:00Z
Nov 16, 2020

The primary use case is for software-defined storage, central storage, virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructures. Also, for an on-premises cloud experience.

Lincoln Pinto - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at ISG
Reseller
Top 20
2020-11-10T23:41:32Z
Nov 10, 2020

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.

Mohamed-Mostafa - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at StarLink
Reseller
2020-10-27T16:22:00Z
Oct 27, 2020

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.

it_user1201536 - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization, Data Center, Networks, Linux System Administration at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-21T09:51:00Z
Oct 21, 2020

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.

reviewer1439442 - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Engineer at Secure Meters Limited
Real User
2020-10-20T13:42:00Z
Oct 20, 2020

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.

reviewer1439661 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at U.S. Naval War College
Real User
2020-10-19T15:52:00Z
Oct 19, 2020

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."

mikkisse - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief IT Engineer at a cloud provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-17T09:01:00Z
Oct 17, 2020

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.

it_user237264 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator and Sr. VMware Engineer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-17T02:16:00Z
Oct 17, 2020

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.

VP
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-08-04T07:26:00Z
Aug 4, 2020

We have had customers who wanted new hardware and new software with a certain price point in mind, and didn't want to pay the VMware licensing. We switched them to Nutanix Acropolis.

AT
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-08-04T07:26:00Z
Aug 4, 2020

The solution actually has multiple use cases, including business critical infrastructure, VDL, and Database. The solution covers pretty much anything inside the software-defined data center.

Jeetendra Nath - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Associate Vice President at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
2020-08-03T06:11:07Z
Aug 3, 2020

We primarily use this solution to deploy to clients. We suggest the best solution for their requirements, which is often Nutanix, and we implement it for them. Each client has different requirements, so each user's primary use might be slightly different.

AB
Manager, Operations at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-15T07:11:40Z
Jul 15, 2020

I won't be able to disclose anything with regards to our client's contractual agreements in terms of what we have done or not, at their premises, or even if it's on the hybrid model. I'm not even allowed to disclose the name of our clients without their prior approval, so I can't really get into primary use cases.

JB
Consulting Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
2020-07-05T09:38:09Z
Jul 5, 2020

We deliver a lot of different solutions on various platforms, including different HCI solutions and solutions like Nutanix and Cisco HyperFlex and NetApps, later HCI mile. Most of them have been on Nutanix and on Cisco HyperFlex and as well as VxRack. Our primary use case has of Nutanix has been for virtualization consolidation. We are partners and resellers of Nutanix and I'm a consulting solutions architect.

Danny Tseng - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Elite Semiconductor Memory
Real User
2020-06-25T10:49:29Z
Jun 25, 2020

We primarily use it based on the VMware vSAN. I use it with EMC VxRail.

it_user1260648 - PeerSpot reviewer
Directeur Technique at INFONECS
Real User
2020-01-07T20:07:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

We primarily use Nutanix for virtualization and Kubernetes.

it_user1104888 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr IT Consultant at Vision Insurence
Consultant
2019-07-01T07:59:00Z
Jul 1, 2019

We started using Nutanix recently. I'm working here in Muscat, Oman and I take care of a complete data center, the managing, security, and maintenance. We deployed Nutanix recently with the help of Entech. Entech is the main vendor here in Muscat. In that setup, we are using the VMA 6.5 as well as 6. The primary use is for node clusters. We are reviewing the Nutanix servers now.

YaganadenNaicken - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Technology System Engineer at State Informatics Limited
Real User
2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Jun 24, 2019

We are looking at Acropolis only as a comparison to VMware. We want to determine what it offers better than VMware, in terms of features, as well as how we can position it to integrate to a VMware environment.

Gerhard Joubert - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Q4 Fuel
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

We primarily use Nutanix as our base environment where we host all our database servers. We also host our active directory on it, our mail servers and all our bare metal systems combined to one unit. Then we use Inuvika for the VDI environment on top of Nutanix. The main reason why we liked it is because of 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.

Ran Givon - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

We use Nutanix on a daily basis and mainly for virtual server utilization and some VDI.

Mohammed Azzam - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

I primarily use the solution for virtualization.

it_user1052997 - PeerSpot reviewer
IS Manager with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

I use it for electronic VPN management and HR applications.

GILLES THEAUDIERE - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Ingram Micro Inc.
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

I used this for training the value-added reseller. I trained the technique on the console terms to be able to pass the NCP exam.

it_user941724 - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Technical Consultant at Datacentrix (Pty) Ltd
Real User
2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
Jun 16, 2019

I had a customer that was a bank. The bank needed to deploy eight nodes at one site and eight nodes at another. Nutanix was great. We consolidated the whole infrastructure because they had heard about the solution and they bought it straight off the top, and they believed in it.

Mohamed Shatla - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Head at eSky IT
Real User
Top 10
2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
Jun 16, 2019

We have multiple use cases. We use this for desktop infrastructure, virtualization, general virtual machines, as well as private cloud use cases.

AS
System Administrator at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
Real User
2019-05-27T03:10:00Z
May 27, 2019

Our primary use case for this solution is virtualization.

MA
Direction Générale des Impôts at a sports company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-04-25T11:03:00Z
Apr 25, 2019

Our primary use case is to support technical applications for our IT team. We are not yet using it for production.

Samuel Rothenbuehler - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO Enterprise Cloud at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Real User
Top 5
2016-04-28T13:06:00Z
Apr 28, 2016

As a systems integrator we use Nutanix on a daily basis since 2013 as out main, strategic and only infrastructure solution for virtualization and it's related storage component. We can offer most use cases today on Nutanix including VDI, server virtualization, big data and mission critical.

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