Product Offering: 4.75
Market Presence: 4.80
Nutanix’s AOS version 5.16 received the highest scores in both Product Offering and Market Presence, with a near perfect score of 4.75 and 4.80, respectively. Nutanix AOS also tied for first place with VMware vSAN in terms of Strategy with a score of 4.46.
The San Jose, Calif.-based company reached perfect scores of 5 for storage functions, manageability and ease of operations, professional services and consulting, customer feedback, and technology and channel partners. Nutanix AOS was the only product in Forrester’s report that did not score below a 4 in any product, strategy or market presence category.
“Nutanix clients are increasingly adopting the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), and we expect to see an increase in the list of HCI features and capabilities for its native virtualization technology grow as well. This, along with a growing bouquet of maturing Nutanix Xi services, will make Nutanix HCI a more natural choice for AHV deployments versus (VMware) vSphere environments,” said Forrester. “Nutanix is marching with a vision to server enterprise IT beyond just HCI.”