VxRail Review

Good pricing, very good performance, and doesn't use too many resources

What is our primary use case?

Our goal is to deploy a new CITRIX environment - migration from actual legacy model (hardware) to this new solution.

How has it helped my organization?

Still waiting deliverance - delayed due SARs-COV2 restrictions.

What is most valuable?

The solution is good in terms of being resilient with resources. For example, it can process memory well.

We are packaging it with an HCI solution from VMware which pairs well with VxRail. It improves the solution. 

The pricing is very, very good.

The overall performance is going to be elevated, giving the customers a better experience.

What needs improvement?

I can't speak to any missing features or weak aspects of the system just yet. We haven't had a chance to really dig in.

For how long have I used the solution?

Currently we're still in the process of implementation .

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. We haven't really worked on it yet, however.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We plan to scale the solution to 3,000 users and therefore we have a good idea of how much it can scale for us. We are pretty happy with it's potential to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been very good. We're very satisfied with the level of support they give us.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used an older version of the solution. We switched so that we could change the load solution.

How was the initial setup?

The solution hasn't really arrived yet. We're still in the process of the implementation strategy. We're working with our reseller in order to implement everything.

We're not sure how long deployment will take us in the end. That's yet to be seen.

We are going to deploy the solution in perhaps three months, we expect. At this point, we're going to plan the installation, plan the rollout of our actual solution between HPE Blade and the old solution. We're going to install VxRail, deploy Citrix environment, and so on.

What about the implementation team?

We're getting our reseller to also implement the solution for us. Dell EMC offers installations and we've opted to let them handle it.

What was our ROI?

I wasn't involved in the negotiation of terms, therefore it's hard to discuss the ROI we expect.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We've found the pricing to be pretty good.

For the license option, we're buying a five-year solution. It's a full box. We buy the hardware and software solution for five years. Therefore, there's that VMware solution, licensing for five years, and the hardware valid five years of warranty. At this moment, there are no other fees.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated two other options before choosing this product. The first was Nutanix and SimpliVity from HP.

What other advice do I have?

We're a customer of Dell.

We have knowledge about the VMware solution. With VxRail, we will be increasing our knowledge. Therefore, we're expecting to improve our internal solutions and the overall solutions for our internal consumers.

While we haven't implemented it yet, we're expecting it will improve our environment a lot. We're excited to be working with it.

Overall, from what I have seen so far, I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?


Which version of this solution are you currently using?

PowerEdge R542
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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