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2015-10-28T08:14:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Nutanix Acropolis AOS?


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Real User

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.

2021-12-01T12:42:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I can't speak to the pricing aspect of the solution. I was not exposed to that part of the product.

2021-11-12T07:36:02Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We did not require licenses because we already used Nutanix, so we only need to buy the software.

2021-11-04T12:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing could be improved especially with the effects of the pandemic, where the IT sector is not doing so well. Nutanix is relatively new to the industry and if they want to promote it they will need to reduce the cost.

2021-10-12T13:38:28Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing is quite good in comparison with HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Scale, and even traditional architecture. We found Nutanix's pricing to be the best. We did not incur license fees as we did with HPE Simplivity's VMware licenses, so this kept the costs down.

2021-10-11T14:18:03Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Typically, clients pay a yearly license fee.

2021-09-22T10:04:41Z
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Top 20Reseller

The price of the solution is high.

2021-08-18T15:45:38Z
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Top 5Real User

There are three variants in AOS pricing.

2021-08-12T14:55:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

There is a license required for this solution and my clients usually purchase a two-year license with extended support. The price of the solution could be reduced, it is more expensive than competitors. You are able to receive some discounts if you meet certain criteria that make the price more comparable to others. However, the discounts tend to be difficult to qualify for.

2021-07-12T16:55:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The pricing of Nutanix is not cheap but there are options available. Don't cut short on support contracts, as the (pricey) ultimate support offering is worth every buck. You have to realize that Nutanix AOS is the basic platform for your environment. If you need to cut costs then use Nutanix AHV as a hypervisor free of charge. Most applications are running with that. If it runs on ESXi then it most likely runs on AHV, but check with your other application vendors.

2020-12-31T17:18:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Nutanix is cheaper than Cisco HyperFlex, although it depends on the configuration because Nutanix can also be expensive.

2020-12-23T13:14:37Z
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Top 5Real User

The pricing is fair for the package.

2020-12-22T15:19:36Z
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Top 5Real User

The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very competitive and TCO is very low compared to three-tier solutions.

2020-12-17T16:29:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice is to get the ultimate license, as it is worth it.

2020-12-17T04:57:00Z
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Top 20MSP

Between VMware and Nutanix, the price of VMware is lower. In comparison, Nutanix is pricey.

2020-11-28T03:34:41Z
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Top 20Real User

Its price is fine. I can't really complain about that.

2020-11-25T19:53:46Z
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Top 20MSP

This product is less expensive than some of the competing HCI solutions.

2020-11-18T17:49:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The licensing costs are a bit expensive but when you compare the features, it's reasonable.

2020-11-16T08:23:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

Never lock your self with a specific vendor. if you are considering vXRail, for example, you need to pay attention that you will be locked in so financially speaking if you have an expansion, you can do it with Dell only leaving no space for healthy pricing competition & don't be surprised if they don't give you the same initial discount because simply you are already locked in! & The same goes for VMware, you would be locked in with VMware only. VMware license nowadays is not cheap, it's costly so eventually, you will find your annual spending are exceeding your budget and you no option but to buy from them. If you are a new customer to Nutanix start with a Cloud Bundle; they are very cost-effective and they can fit any requirement.

2020-10-27T16:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. If they develop the interoperability then it would make it a ten.

2020-10-20T13:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing from my experience is, unfortunately, a necessary evil, however, the initial setup cost could be a waste, depending on your comfort and skill level. I say comfort first because the setup is actually very easy and straightforward once you understand the foundation process. It would really depend on your experience and comfort moving to new infrastructures.

2020-10-19T15:52:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

AHV is free! This is a great feature that should be taken advantage of.

2020-10-17T02:16:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The solution is very expensive.

2020-08-04T07:26:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I'm not sure what the pricing on the solution is.

2020-08-03T06:11:07Z
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Top 20Real User

Some clients think the solution is quite expensive.

2020-07-15T07:11:40Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is very cost-effective.

2020-06-25T10:49:29Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't think I know. I think it's cheaper than VMware in terms of cost.

2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
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Real User

One of the major problems with IT in South Africa is that licensing fees are 14 times more expensive than anywhere in the world. This is due to the rand/dollar exchange rate. If I remember correctly, our licensing fee on the total setup was about R900,000. There are no additional costs. The only additional things we added to the system was Commvault for additional backup services for the cluster.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
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Real User

Pricing varies greatly between license and editions. The license also changes in by number of users. So, it's a little difficult to calculate the license cost.

2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
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Real User

The licensing cost is on a yearly basis. There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.

2019-04-25T11:03:00Z
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Top 5PopularReal User

I don’t have any figures available at the moment. Nutanix is most attractive when comparing the full cost (TCO) including CAPEX and also OPEX. Regarding licensing, we most commonly sell the pro license which covers the vast majority of customer user cases. It is especially interesting to see the development of customers starting to see the included KVM based hypervisor (Acropolis) which results in significant cost savings for hypervisor licensing (e.g. vSphere or Hyper-V) depending on the customer use case.

2015-10-28T08:14:00Z
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