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Pros
"Nutanix Flow has a lot of data protection features. It's also valuable for operations and management. It's a big solution that works well with different solutions and is suitable for most business cases."

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"The most valuable features are ease of use and user interface.""During our experience, the solution has been stable.""Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable.""I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere.""The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.""The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours.""I have found the solution to be stable.""Provides protection for virtual machines."

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Cons
"Nutanix Flow's networking features could use some improvement. Also, I don't know if it's currently supporting load balancing or not."

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"They need to enhance their technical support.""The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""VMware NSX only supports some platforms like KVM.""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one.""We have done three installations and we have not had any critical issues. The time it took for the installation was approximately two days. However, they should provide better documentation.""They have to work more and more on the integration for public cloud services and have cyber security platform integration.""The support needs improvement.""I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process."

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  • "The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions."
  • "The price of this product is too high."
  • "This solution requires a licence."
  • "VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature."
  • "The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced."
  • "I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side."
  • "There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually."
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    Nutanix Flow has a lot of data protection features. It's also valuable for operations and management. It's a big solution that works well with different solutions and is suitable for most business… more »
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    Flow's price is very competitive compared to solutions by VxRail, VMware, Dell EMC, Lenovo, and HPE. However, I'd like to see some different pricing tiers for small and medium-sized customers, who… more »
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    Nutanix Flow's networking features could use some improvement. Also, I don't know if it's currently supporting load balancing or not. Lately, we've been working a bit more with Nutanix Calm. We're… more »
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    There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
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    Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I have found VMware NSX to be easy to use.
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    Overview

    Achieve better application security and enhance network automation. Deliver application-centric security for your VMs running on AHV via visualization, microsegmentation, and network automation. Extend your functionality further with networking partner integrations. Nutanix Flow provides one-click visibility and security - and works seamlessly on any network.

    VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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    Sample Customers
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco
    City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Retailer19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Nutanix Flow is ranked 7th in Microsegmentation Software with 1 review while VMware NSX is ranked 2nd in Microsegmentation Software with 24 reviews. Nutanix Flow is rated 8.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nutanix Flow writes "It's a big solution that works well with different solutions and is suitable for most business cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Nutanix Flow is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco Secure Workload, Juniper Contrail Networking, Nuage Networks and Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Guardicore Centra, Cisco SD-WAN and Illumio Adaptive Security Platform.

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