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"FlexPod is the primary solution we recommend for clients with high-availability server requirements. Our clients find FlexPod's management helpful. You can manage everything via plugins.""The feature I have found most valuable is data protection."

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"Performing a Nutanix software upgrade is a very simple and non-disruptive process.""The product is easy to manage.""The best feature of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is the central management of all of our resources. Additionally, it is easy to use""Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage.""The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.""It has been stable so far.""I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable. Another aspect I really like, when one compares Citrix to VMware, is the interface where you talk directly to your VM from the present software.""Nutanix Acropolis AOS makes it easy to use and manage projects and it has a good reputation."

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"As the technology grows, we're looking to upgrade our storage systems to something faster, and we're hoping to improve our servers with next-generation technology. So we want to enhance our server infrastructure and explore server virtualization with VMware. That's the improvement that our clients are demanding.""Areas for improvement would be the support for the engineering team, who seem to have no clue when you open a case, the communication with and recognition of resellers, and the documentation, with could be more detailed."

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"This product would be improved if it included a hybrid cloud solution.""I feel like the flow chart and the automated processes have some room for improvement. They're nearly there, and the rest is fine. They've improved a lot over the past few years.""There is a lot of functionality in Prism Central, but sometimes you want to see those features in Prism Element.""The pricing of the solution is too high. It needs to be adjusted or lowered to be more competitive.""I think some of the tasks that must be done using CLI could be added to the web interface.""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.""Areas for improvement would be the memory setting and the CPU setting reserve features, which are not available on Acropolis. I also feel that the DR solution, the reporting, and the component that is combined with the Nutanix OSP need to be improved.""I would like to see Acropolis add the ability to migrate VMs between storage containers. I don't know if they've added this in the latest versions, but I haven't seen it yet. It's mainly about AHV. When we use VMware, we can move between storage containers. In VMware, it's just like regular storage, and we can move it."

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  • "AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of."
  • "The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."
  • "This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions."
  • "Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that."
  • "My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions."
  • "Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive."
  • "The pricing is fair for the package."
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    Overview

    The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk

    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.

    For more information visit: www.nutanix.com

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    Sample Customers
    University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
    St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    FlexPod is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 70 reviews. FlexPod is rated 8.0, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of FlexPod writes "It's the primary solution we recommend for clients who need high availability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, HPE ConvergedSystem and Dell EMC PowerFlex, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity, VMware vSphere and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.

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