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Maan Othman
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable, reliable, easy to setup, and it has wonderful support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for software-defined storage, central storage, virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructures. Also, for an on-premises cloud experience.

What is most valuable?

What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability. I am comfortable with all of the features.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like better and more competitive pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since 2016, almost four years. We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. We have many deployments; one of them has approximately 1000…

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for software-defined storage, central storage, virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructures.

Also, for an on-premises cloud experience.

What is most valuable?

What I like the most are the high-availability and scalability.

I am comfortable with all of the features.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like better and more competitive pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since 2016, almost four years.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product.

We have many deployments; one of them has approximately 1000 employees. Some have 30 employees, and others that I have implemented have 500 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very cooperative, and wonderful in their support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I did not use another similar solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward and it took a few hours to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I am an integrator and completed the installation myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others and I will continue to integrate this solution into the future.

I would rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator.
Atul Pandey
Nutanix ,Vmware & AWS Admin at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Outstanding support, good storage feature, reliable, scales well, and is reasonably priced
Pros and Cons
  • "The hyperconvergence service, as well as the DR solution, are game-changers for Nutanix."
  • "It would be great if they could improve the GUI features."

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the storage feature on the File Server. 

The hyperconvergence service, as well as the DR solution, are game-changers for Nutanix.

What needs improvement?

Some of the features in the user interface can only be accessed through the command-line interface.

It would be great if they could improve the GUI features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Nutanix Acropolis AOS for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is very good. In the five years that I have been working with this solution, I have not had any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. I have created many clusters.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is excellent. I've never received this level of service from another vendor.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have only worked with Nutanix Hyperconverged solutions.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy, especially when compared with other products.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When compared to the competitors, the price is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

I am a technical administrator. I am responsible for the installation, configuration, and management of Acropolis. 

They must consider all of the requirements for implementing this solution; otherwise, they will have stability issues.

I would rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Senior Director at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Multiple hypervisor compatibility, simple upgrades, and reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "One of the main features of the solution is that it works on many hypervisors. It is a big advantage. Additionally, the solution is compatible with VMware and Hyper-V, and the management interface, which is called Prism, is very intuitive and user-friendly."
  • "One disadvantage of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is it doesn't support external storage. Connecting external SAN storage to Nutanix, it's not supported."

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of the solution is that it works on many hypervisors. It is a big advantage. Additionally, the solution is compatible with VMware and Hyper-V, and the management interface, which is called Prism, is very intuitive and user-friendly.

The solution upgrades very easily with the one-click upgrade feature. There are no hassles, it can upgrade the firmware and all the software. The management is very easy.

What needs improvement?

One disadvantage of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is it doesn't support external storage. Connecting external SAN storage to Nutanix, it's not supported.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability has been good, it is easy to scale.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support has been good.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is easy to install.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution could improve. Nutanix has recently changed its pricing model from perpetual to subscription. They have identified there are challenges with the pricing model.

The technical support we have as part of the package we purchased.

What other advice do I have?

If that a customer wants hypervisors flexibility, simplicity, scalability, and a price advantage over VMware, Nutanix is a good choice that they should consider.

I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS an eight out of ten.

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Solution Sales Manager at I-net globalindo
Real User
I had a good experience last time I contacted support

What is our primary use case?

We're looking for a solution that integrates with cloud technologies, so we want to adopt a Nutanix service.

How has it helped my organization?

Acropolis could help us build a cloud environment for our company.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see a cloud version of Acropolis AOS. Currently, we're trying to implement an AWS environment for some solutions, but we would like to use another technology also to enhance our organization, so we are looking for another technology for this, especially a cloud solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been trying out Acropolis for about two weeks to a month, so I'm not an expert.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been stable so far.

What do I think

What is our primary use case?

We're looking for a solution that integrates with cloud technologies, so we want to adopt a Nutanix service.

How has it helped my organization?

Acropolis could help us build a cloud environment for our company.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see a cloud version of Acropolis AOS. Currently, we're trying to implement an AWS environment for some solutions, but we would like to use another technology also to enhance our organization, so we are looking for another technology for this, especially a cloud solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been trying out Acropolis for about two weeks to a month, so I'm not an expert.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been stable so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

During our trial, we have 30 users, but we plan to implement for around 300 or so in the future.

How are customer service and support?

I had a good experience last time I contacted Nutanix support. 

How was the initial setup?

My tech team handled the setup so I can't comment on that, but it took about a week. Maybe five staff members would be enough for deployment and maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license for Acropolis is monthly.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Acropolis AOS eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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system administrator at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Knowledgeable support, simple deployment, and one click cluster operations
Pros and Cons
  • "Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, it is a great platform."
  • "In the future, I would like to see multi-tenancy in Nutanix Acropolis AOS."

What is most valuable?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, it is a great platform.

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like to see multi-tenancy in Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Nutanix Acropolis AOS for approximately six years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is very easy. You plug in another node and that's it.

How are customer service and support?

The support provided for Nutanix Acropolis AOS is very good. They know the products well, if you have any error on a cluster or any problem with workloads on Nutanix, the engineer's support is great.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very simple. You only need to deploy the clusters and Nutanix configures all the clusters. In one day we were in production. When comparing the process to the VMware solution, it is less complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution could be a little less expensive.

If you want to run Nutanix on Windows, you have to pay for a license and if you want to have an Oracle Database, you have to pay a license for Oracle.

What other advice do I have?

With the simplicity of the deployment and the one-click operations over the cluster, Nutanix Acropolis AOS is a good solution. You have to have cloud experience.

I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS a ten out of ten.

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Global Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Flexible, stable, and simple installation
Pros and Cons
  • "Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic."
  • "The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve."

What is most valuable?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS is flexible and has helped people to work from home during the pandemic.

What needs improvement?

The productivity and work efficiency of Nutanix Acropolis AOS could improve.

In the future, the solution could improve by having more cloud features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nutanix Acropolis AOS has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found Nutanix Acropolis AOS to be scalable.

We have approximately 400 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and support?

We have never had any major critical issues, we have not had the need to use the support. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used VxRail and it is very similar to Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was client-based and it was easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of Nutanix Acropolis AOS is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

By deploying this solution you will receive the best results compared to other HCI solutions.

I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Cost-effective solution for those wanting a complete infrastructure
Pros and Cons
  • "We have had good feedback from our customers about this solution."
  • "Areas for improvement would be the memory setting and the CPU setting reserve features, which are not available on Acropolis. I also feel that the DR solution, the reporting, and the component that is combined with the Nutanix OSP need to be improved."

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case for this solution

How has it helped my organization?

We have had good feedback from our customers about this solution.

What needs improvement?

Areas for improvement would be the memory setting and the CPU setting reserve features, which are not available on Acropolis. I also feel that the DR solution, the reporting, and the component that is combined with the Nutanix OSP need to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this product for a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I find this solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of this solution is fine.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used VMware, but we switched to Acropolis as it is more cost-effective.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple.

What other advice do I have?

Acropolis is a good choice for those who want to go with a complete infrastructure. I would give this solution a score of eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Program Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Integrates well, simple to manage, and high quality support
Pros and Cons
  • "Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using Nutanix Acropolis AOS for running applications.

    What is most valuable?

    Nutanix Acropolis AOS is easy to use, integrates with other hardware configurations, and is simple to manage.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for approximately four years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I have found the solution reliable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is easy to scale and upgrade.

    We have approximately 30 clients using this solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The technical support is excellent for Nutanix, they are very responsive.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation difficulty depends on the environment but it typically is simple.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    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. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate Nutanix Acropolis AOS a nine out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Distributor
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