Nutanix has come out tops in a report by the enterprise tech comparison website WhatMatrix that compares 10 hyperconverged infrastructure vendors and 12 products.
The suppliers, products and overall percentage ranking scores, (higher=better) are:
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform – 87.4%
DataCore SANsymphony – 83.3%
VMware VSAN – 76.6%
Datrium DVX – 75.7%
Pivot3 Acuity – 73%
Cisco Hyperflex – 71.6%
Dell EMC VxRail – 71.6%
HPE SimpliVity – 71.2%
NetApp HCI – 70.3%
Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct – 68.5%
Dell EMC VxFlex OS – 60.8%
HPE StoreVirtual VSA – 59.5%
What are the odds that some company on that list will try to buy Nutanix?
Good to see Nutanix at the top. But does the crowded field imply a commodity market? Switching vendors are high. This can be considered a moat. By the same token a company will have little motivation to switch if they are already with say Dell/VMn and we know they have a huge customer base. Seems like one of the key things to watch for is how quickly Nutanix can keep adding new customers.
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