"Installing Hypervisor is really simple. It's the simplest setup I've ever done before. We used a team to deploy it, and it doesn't take much time, like two or three hours tops."
"The most valuable features are being able to host many virtual machines and being able to patch machines."
"The compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days."
"Scripting can automate procedures."
"The solution's security is its most valuable aspect."
"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage."
"Citrix Hypervisor integrates easily and I can manage the infrastructure better. If I need to take a machine down to expand the hard drive, I do not have to physically be here. I do not need to order new equipment or new hard drives. I can shut it down, increase the drive space and bring it back up."
"Citrix Hypervisor does a great job overall, such as the virtualization of the host. It's very easy to manage the virtual machine, to create, and configure high availability."
"A great feature involves real-time hardware changes."
"It is less expensive than VMware products. It is also a little bit more flexible, but it really comes down to price for us."
"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."
"The solution offers impressive performance."
"The initial setup was quite straightforward."
"The ease of deployment is very good."
"Ability to create multiple VMs."
"Most beneficial feature is simplicity, ease of use."
"I find that the features in Citrix Hypervisor are not as rich as with VMware. It would be a benefit if they had some of the other features VMware has, such as the ability to expand a drive on the fly. You do not have to take down the machine to do it but in Citrix you do."
"It needs to have a more robust backup solution."
"Overall, I can't think of a feature that is lacking. We've been pretty satisfied overall."
"Live migration is something that can be improved."
"You need a licensed account to look up technical support."
"It can be useful to have a web management program because we have to install our client-server. We have to properly manage the host, if we had administration tools through a web interface it would be a benefit."
"The solution is only in English. It would be ideal if it was in Portuguese."
"The licensing costs are too high on the solution. They should work to make the costs more reasonable."
"The new features are not free. You need to pay for each feature."
"Some clients find the solution's cost to be too high."
"Nutanix could streamline Acropolis' advanced management to keep pace with its competitors. For example, in VMware vSphere ESXi Hypervisor, you can directly put a host into maintenance mode via the GUI. However, it takes several steps to do this with Nutanix Acropolis, and you need to use the command-line interface for most of the steps."
"Compatible with third party hardware, but it's still very limited."
"Setup can be a little difficult"
"One disadvantage of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is it doesn't support external storage. Connecting external SAN storage to Nutanix, it's not supported."
"I'd like it to be more API-based."
"Nutanix should improve AHV to support migration VMs between clusters and storage containers. Migration between containers is possible, but it requires shutting down the VM. The procedure is long and there is no migration between clusters at all."
Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.
Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.
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Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 71 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and Nutanix AHV, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.
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