The Case for Migrating from VMware to Nutanix

by Metsi | February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

It is time to reassess agile infrastructure in a hyper-mobile, hyper-compute, hybrid world. 

Hyperconverged infrastructure’s combination of storage and servers within an intelligent architecture allows for enterprises to embed agility and flexibility into the very fabric of the business.

According to a survey undertaken by IDC, Nutanix has delivered total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 43% and a five-year return on investment (ROI) to companies building their hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) on Nutanix foundations. Forrester has confirmed Nutanix as a leader in its Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2023 report, underscoring its ability to simplify infrastructure complexity and deliver innovative HCI capabilities.

It's a relief, particularly as customers eye the recent acquisition of VMware by Broadcom in a move that Forrester describes as one that will see ‘customers leave in droves’ following a ‘cut and paste acquisition’. The concern is that previous acquisitions – CA and Symantec – saw reduced customers support and innovation. Customers are likely to seek out alternatives to VMware thanks to concerns about the company’s roadmap, service, support and stability.

Both Nutanix and VMware are the most recognised names in HCI and virtualisation which is reassuring. Nutanix has a proven track record in providing companies with agile, flexible, cost-effective and strategic solutions capable of meeting evolving organisational needs. Now, as VMware by Broadcom becomes a reality, companies can migrate across to Nutanix with confidence.

Here are five reasons why:

01: Compatibility

Nutanix HCI is on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and is certified to run the VMware vSphere ESXI hypervisor. For those companies wanting to step entirely out of the VMware ecosystem, they can opt into the Nutanix AHV hypervisor that comes included with Nutanix HCI.

02: It understands hybrid

Hybrid and multi-cloud architectures are becoming increasingly common and companies are relying on these flexible and customisable architectures to become more resilient and sustainable. Leveraging Nutanix Cloud Platform, companies can build a future-proof architecture capable of handling your multi-vendor, multi-cloud and hybrid workloads within your expectations. It is also a seamless move from your existing architecture if you use a Nutanix service provider that understands the intricacies of the technology and the necessities of your business.

03: Simplicity

The simplicity of the Nutanix ecosystem and the ease within which organisations can facilitate its integration are two of the biggest advantages of the brand. While VMware is the incumbent with potentially a larger feature set, Nutanix made a name for itself with its integrated software solution that converged storage, networking and compute. It radically simplified data centre operations and infrastructures with its HCI offering.

04: Accessibility

The Nutanix HCI platform is cost-effective and accessible, making it an easy choice for companies that may have found HCI too complex and costly. Nutanix has created a variety of solutions that are interconnected and capable and that can be customised to fit different business sizes and operational demands. The company has focused more on an all-in-one slash end-to-end approach to its offerings so customers can tap into a plethora of features without having to tack on extras.

05:  Streamlined deployment

Nutanix puts ease of use at the heart of its business. Its cohesive offerings provide companies with immediate access to a variety of different components that can be mixed and matched to suit specific business needs. The design of the architecture is both flexible and simple which makes both management and deployment a lot easier than other solutions. Companies can deploy and integrate at scale with minimal disruption and complexity.

Metsi, an award-winning Nutanix services provider, has a proven track record in migrating companies into the Nutanix ecosystem. We collaborate with you to create a safe roadmap and strategy to ensure you get the ROI and TCO you expect with minimal downtime and disruption.

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