Nutanix vs. VMware EVO:RAIL

by Shijaz Abdulla on 21.02.2015 at 09:59

SSG-NOW has released an interesting paper comparing Hyper-Converged Systems.

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Here’s a bit that I found especially interesting:

Multiple Hypervisor Support A converged system that only supports a single hypervisor, such as VMware vSphere, unnecessarily locks an organization into a single vendor and associated polices, including licensing fees and migration complexities. As venerable and ubiquitous as VMware is, there are advantages for using Microsoft Hyper-V, particularly with Microsoft Server applications, such as Exchange and SQL. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 users are driving the adoption because these systems come packaged with Hyper-V licenses. In addition, in both private and public cloud deployments, the open source hypervisor KVM carries no license fees, thus providing substantial cost reductions. One European financial services company, who was duplicating a VMware data center in the U.K., was able to save more than a million Euros by switching to KVM-based virtualization. Nutanix’s implementation provides feature parity across VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM. In addition, multiple Nutanix clusters, each running a different hypervisor, can be managed from a single console, greatly streamlining IT operations and training requirements. This is of significant benefit to the many organizations moving toward multiple hypervisors in their IT environments. For example, Hyper-V may be used in branch offices and development-test scenarios for reduced costs, while vSphere is used in the primary data center environment for continuity with IT skill sets

The article also has detailed side by side comparison between Nutanix, VMware EVO:RAIL and Simplivity.

You can download it for free from the Nutanix website after registering.

In Qatar, Mannai Trading WLL are a Microsoft partner, who are also specialized in Nutanix hyper-converged systems.