Working for a state agency, we have to purchase off a state contract unless we can justify buying a product not on the contract.
We have seen Nutanix and feel it is the hyper-converged infrastructure that will fill our needs.
I need specific examples of what Nutanix provides that other competing products (EMC/vxRail, Cisco HyperFlex, VMWare) will not.
I have come up with the following:
Data Locality, Hyper-V Support (we are currently Hyper-V - will be migrating to Acropolis - but, DO NOT want to pay for VMWare, so Hyper-V support is required), Hypervisor alternative included in base product, Integrated backup and DR included in base product, Native hybrid deduplication, ability to scale compute and storage independently, one pane of glass management console included, network visualization via management console, high NPS score.
The answers that I have found to the above questions all point to Nutanix as the sole HCI that will fulfill these needs.
Am I missing any from a Nutanix standpoint or, am I misconstruing something that others will satisfy that I say they do not?