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2020-06-04T09:41:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Nutanix Prism Pro?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nutanix Prism Pro, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Nutanix Prism Pro is a good tool but is not for every use case, there will be a few constraints that might not make it become a single layer but it can be one of your hypervisor layers in your infrastructure. I rate Nutanix Prism Pro an eight out of ten.

2021-07-31T13:31:16Z
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My advice would be to go for it. It has fulfilled our hopes. We have been doing virtualization for long enough and we see what the pitfalls are. Nutanix gives us a centralized, easier to manage platform. We bought a little cluster for the proof of concept and we saw really quickly that this solution is the right way to go. Now, we're focusing on a strategy to replace all the other stuff and to go with Nutanix straight ahead. We plan to use the file cluster but for now, we have a separate file cluster. We prefer to use Era. It's a database central management tool from Nutanix. I would rate Nutanix Prism Pro a nine out of ten.

2020-10-11T08:58:00Z
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We are heading towards a DevOps culture. What will happen is that we're going to head more and more towards hybid datacenters. We might increase our usage of Nutanix. I would rate it an eight out of 10.

2020-09-15T11:13:00Z
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Try it for yourself. You can have a PoC where you can have a cluster on your site. There are different avenues to test it out before you move forward. I think a lot of people get stuck in their ways with VMware or a traditional method. Don't be afraid to try something new. IT is always changing. Technology is getting better. We're using it very extensively. We deal with all of our management from it. We check on our VM, deploy new VMs, manage reports, manage DR, manage playbooks, and we do our IT as well, for capacity planning and future runway support. We're 100 percent on it. We're completely off VMware, so everything is on Nutanix.

2020-09-15T11:13:00Z
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Do your homework and make sure to get some engineers involved at Nutanix who can assist you. You'll run into issues that they can help steer you around. Nutanix is willing to help if you are willing to ask. The system is not without its complexities. It has a lot of features and there are a lot of things that you can do with it. If you engage the professionals at Nutanix, they can steer you in the right direction. You should utilize them. Prism Pro can be quite complex, if you want it to be. At its heart there are a lot of features available. If you utilize it for simple purposes, then you can get simple answers. The ease of use really depends on what level of technicality you want to have with it. But in general, the interface is well laid-out. There's a little bit of a learning curve in making sure you're going to the right location and knowing what you're trying to locate. But otherwise, I feel that the interface is well laid-out and intuitive to use. Some other things they've done recently, like having events tied back to documentation, which is something that they are working on right now, have been great. The biggest lesson I've learned from using the solution is that you get what you pay for. Nutanix has been a great company to work with. As I said, their support is fantastic. If you're going to use someone for your critical business needs, make sure that it's a company that's going to stand behind you and help make your job better and easier.

2020-09-14T06:48:00Z
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Top 5Real User

For me it has been very beneficial, since apart from the advantages it has given my organization, it has also allowed me to get to know a new infrastructure, which has a learning platform, Nutanix university where you can learn and become certified, it is something beyond a tool is a way of seeing technology

2020-07-16T18:50:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Keep improving and including customer demands and make nutanix more powerful HCI solution.

2020-07-10T02:15:00Z
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Top 5Real User

None at this time.

2020-07-09T14:31:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Undoubtedly a world-class solution in the administration of hyperconverged environments.

2020-07-08T23:14:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our organization has been pleased with the Nutanix HCI solution overall. The majority of our issues have been related to non-Nutanix hardware underlying the entire solutions so if We had it to do over again We would probably choose to go with Nutanix hardware.

2020-07-07T19:28:00Z
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Top 5Real User

You have to at least look at this solution. Once you do, you will buy it. All my old colleagues that have moved onto different jobs too, and I always tell them about it. They are always expanding what they have and what they are offering. It can do a bunch of other things that we don't use yet, but are thinking about. Biggest lesson learnt: IT doesn't have to be super complicated. I would rate Prism Pro as a 10 (out of 10).

2020-06-17T10:56:00Z
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I only use the Calm automation feature where I can create machines, but only inside my clusters. Its codeless approach to automation is amazing and good. It does some automated tasks on drag and drops. It also provides you the power to adjust scripts and the code so you can do more than the basics. Specifically in Calm, admins can confidently set up automation rules. In the Prism Pro, we have the CLI tool where you can deploy a machine and administration cluster over command line. Basically, you can create your automations on your own without using a DB. This provides us with a single tool for monitoring automation. I would rate this solution as a 10 (out of 10). I really love this solution. It is excellent.

2020-06-04T09:41:00Z
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