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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Hypervisor vs. Nutanix AHV and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.""Ability to move your virtual machines from one host to another.""The solution is extremely user friendly.""Scripting can automate procedures.""The onboarding process is pretty straightforward.""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 compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days.""It is quite flexible and rugged. It is also easy to understand and user-friendly. It is not as complicated as some of the other solutions. It has its technicalities, but it is easy to understand. You can easily pick up in a short period of time and understand how to manage the infrastructure."

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"The entirety of the infrastructure resides in the same product, which makes it easy to troubleshoot and investigate problems.""The most valuable feature is manageability.""For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.""The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services.""Simplicity is the most valuable feature.""Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.""You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure.""It has a vs switch for the people who know Linux, in case it's easier for them to use AHV than it is to use VMware."

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Cons
"The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization.""The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions.""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 licensing costs are too high on the solution. They should work to make the costs more reasonable.""It needs to have a more robust backup solution.""I am not very sure about how flexible Citrix Hypervisor is with different types of infrastructures. I only know it is flexible with Nutanix, but I am not sure if it is also flexible with others. They can make its integration with other platforms or OEMs easy. They should also make it easy for users to manage their infrastructure. Citrix should make compatibility information related to a hypervisor easily available in a datasheet. Citrix isn't really recognized in this part of the world, and they need to expand their solution and make it more available. There are a lot of customers and companies that are looking for a solution like Citrix, and it should be available in this part of the world. They need to educate people more. Technically, it is good and flexible and has good ability, but it is not as much known as VMware or Microsoft. Their support should also be improved. Currently, if you don't have an updated version, they will not give you the attention.""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.""The solution is only in English. It would be ideal if it was in Portuguese."

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"They need to work on the deployment of virtual machines. They need to streamline the process of templates and deploying virtual machines.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""There is no web interface for AHV.""If you have the need for special hardware like FibreChannel-Cards or such and there is no networked-way around it (such as you could work with USB Dongles via an HW-Dongle-Server of network), you have to use a separate hypervisor.""I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA.""When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line.""It worked well in the beginning but after using it for some time, we found some limitations in terms of compatibility with other software.""My storage use is doubled; if I am creating a one TB virtual machine then my storage policy will take two TB from my cluster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it."
  • "The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features."
  • "I am fine with their license support. What we have right now is permanent, so I don't have a problem with their license."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution. You need a license on every server, but the license is more for support than anything else. The cost is not expensive, it is a fraction of the cost of VMware. When you look at the cost overall and features, Citrix Hypervisor has a very attractive offering."
  • "The cost of this product is not high."
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  • "AHV is free, it's an open-source solution."
  • "Some of the features required additional licenses."
  • "We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."
  • "The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."
  • "The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Nutanix AHV is free."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions.
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    To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
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    For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.
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    The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable.
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    Overview

    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 makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

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    Sample Customers
    U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    University7%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise31%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews while Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0. 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 AHV writes "Easy to set up with good stability and good technical support". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and RHEV, whereas Nutanix AHV is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, KVM, Hyper-V and RHEV. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Nutanix AHV report.

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