Nutanix offers a line of converged infrastructure appliances that package “off-the shelf, non-proprietary hardware” into 2U appliances. Also included with the appliance are a proprietary operating system (NOS), a storage virtualization solution with proprietary file system (NDFS), and management utilities.
Both products provide a converged infrastructure solution, bringing together network, storage, and compute resources into a modular, software-defined infrastructure. Some key points to consider are:
- Nutanix charges a premium for what is essentially re-badged commodity hardware. With Yottabyte Cloud Composer, you use our high-powered reference architecture or purchase a pre-configured scale-out building block and avoid the premium price tag. We believe in transparency while passing the savings along to you.
- Nutanix is “hypervisor agnostic”, which means no hypervisor is included. Hypervisor licensing is not a trivial cost.
- Nutanix charges a premium price for support.
Using the sizing guidelines and hardware documented here, you can build an equivalent hyper-converged infrastructure using Yottabyte Cloud Composer for 53% less than Nutanix.