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Pros
"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.""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.""It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works.""The most valuable feature is manageability.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is that you don't need to pay for it, it's free, as opposed to paying for a VMware license.""Simplicity is the most valuable feature.""The solution is user-friendly and provides good virtual machine backups. The user interface gets updated when there is a new release."

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"It is easy to deal with when comes to application migration and its compatibility with the multiple component applications.""The solution makes migration easy.""The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available.""Customers are moving to open source and Red Hat is the leader in this particular space. I think customers feel more confident running Red Hat Virtualization than VMware.""I can control and manage everything. I know everything that's cooking inside. This is the best part for me.""What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.""There aren't any bugs on the solution.""The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware."

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Cons
"When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA.""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.""The management console needs to improve to make it easier for administrators. For example, to be able to reorganize our VMs, folders, and subfolders, similarly as it is provided in VMware. We can sort, manage, and organize VMs, folders, or subfolders in VMware.""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.""The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious.""They need to work on the deployment of virtual machines. They need to streamline the process of templates and deploying virtual machines."

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"This solution could be more secure.""The availability of technical expertise with the solution may be limited in some areas.""Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability.""We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services.""The documentation is not as good as it should be.""We'd like it if it would be possible on Red Hat Virtualization to possibly connect two or three VMs to the same disk.""Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable.""The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
  • "We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
  • "The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.
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    We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

    Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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    Sample Customers
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Integrator20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 8.8, while RHEV is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "Easy to set up with good stability and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Nutanix AHV is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, KVM, Hyper-V and Oracle VM, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM and Citrix Hypervisor. See our Nutanix AHV vs. RHEV report.

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