We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Good screen and keyboard sharing feature."
"This solution is open source and easy to configure."
"I like that it's easy to manage. It's also more powerful when it comes to security than others. That point of view is the one consideration. The other consideration is that it's cost-effective."
"KVM is stable."
"It is easy to use, stable, and flexible. It is a pretty mature product, and it is faster than VirtualBox."
"The GUI interface makes the management of KVM easier than ever before."
"The KVM service is well managed with a central policy interface."
"It supports multi-cloud integration that includes AWS, Google, and Azure."
"Ability to create multiple VMs."
"One-Click Upgrade and Foundation is the most valuable feature. One-Click Upgrade makes upgrades and LCM a breeze. Prior to Nutanix One-Click Upgrade, upgrades and LCM were overly cumbersome and time-consuming. Foundation provides an easy, yet very structured, approach to cluster modification (adding or removing nodes)."
"The most valuable feature I have found to be the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)."
"One of the most valuable features is that it can be applied at any scale."
"Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic."
"In the world of IT operations, there is a lot of noise. Traditionally, systems would generate a great deal of alerts, events, and notifications, often leading to the operator either a) not seeing critical alerts since they are lost in the noise or b) disregarding the alerts/events."
"Nutanix does a superb job with technical support."
"The initial setup of this solution is more difficult than some of the competing products and it could be improved."
"There are some issues with the graphics and some software that is very complex."
"Business continuity features need to be added."
"Lacks high availability across clusters as well as support for Apache CloudStack."
"Monitoring and resolution could be improved."
"Its resource usage can be improved."
"One thing that maybe could be improved is making it easier to scale. It needs to be more clear on how to scale the storage space for virtual machines."
"In our setup, we do not have any dashboards or orchestration, and it is hard to manage. We have 25 gig network cards, but the software driver we have only supported 10 gigs."
"Limits on increasing space with the inability to have or attach external storage."
"This solution would be improved with built-in integration with Rubrik."
"I would like to see official compatibility with Red Hat in the future."
"The solution doesn't support older systems, which can be a problem for some organizations who wish to implement it. It became a problem for us due to the fact that some of our systems are older."
"There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads."
"It was not a great fit for really large databases that required high-end or lots of compute. They might already have addressed this concern around very high-end databases that require high-end compute. In the past, it wasn't a great fit for them."
"The only problem is that not many operating systems are supported on the AOS hypervisor. They need to probably increase the support on multiple operating systems. As of now, a very limited number of operating systems and patch levels are supported on AOS."
"The One-Click Upgrade process could/should offer the ability to integrate with 3rd party drivers. For example, we use NVIDIA Grid graphics cards. It would be amazing if, during the One-Click Upgrade process, we could "slipstream" additional VIB drivers for ESXi into the upgrade process."
"We had some problems with the licensing."
"The price is fair compared to others. But in our local market, it's a problem to get budget approval from management. That's why they are trying to get those products so we can give them the price benefit. But if you consider the international market or other products, it's sometimes better than their price."
"It is free for everyone."
"The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions."
"The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable."
"Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that."
"The pricing is fair for the package."
"The pricing is quite good in comparison with HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Scale, and even traditional architecture."
"Its licensing model is easy, but the bad thing is that we need to pay for the whole capacity at once. With VMware vSAN, we only have to pay for the capacity that we are using, which is not the case with Nutanix. So, we have more overhead for the licensing cost with Nutanix."
"Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive."
"This product is expensive, but they do have discounts. At one point, I saw that they were giving a 70% or 80% discount, which is a good thing, but maybe they should have a more realistic price and then a 5% to 10% discount."
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KVM is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is ranked 1st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 47 reviews. KVM is rated 7.4, while Nutanix Acropolis AOS is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of KVM writes "Stable, easy to set up, and very easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Acropolis AOS writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". KVM is most compared with Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere and Odin Virtuozzo Containers, whereas Nutanix Acropolis AOS is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, HPE SimpliVity and VMware vSphere.
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