CTERA Edge X Series vs. VxRail

As of May 2019, CTERA Edge X Series is ranked 31st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) vs VxRail which is ranked 6th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 9 reviews. The top reviewer of VxRail writes "Dual power capabilities take up a quarter of the energy than we were using before which equals savings every month". CTERA Edge X Series is most compared with . VxRail is most compared with Nutanix, VMware vSAN and SimpliVity.
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They are not the cheapest on the market. But there's an old saying I like to quote: "If you know that you are getting what you pay for, it's fine if it's expensive."Initially HyperFlex was a little costly, it was higher, but Cisco wanted to get into our company, so they gave us a fair discount.It's much more expensive than rack servers. It was an issue, but when you compare it to the number of people who were administrative assistants before, it's on the positive ROI side. It's much cheaper.Here in Brazil... it is very expensive. It's very hard for almost all companies to buy even the small version of this solution.We negotiated with Cisco and we got some price benefit from that.The price is a bit too high.The product is expensive. Other solutions are cheaper.The cost is expensive, but there is a chance to save money in the future.

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The price is a little bit on the higher side but the system and management are so quick and easy that it's worth it for the customer.We most likely pay yearly for support. The cost was justified by now because it stays up and I don't have to constantly open tickets. I probably rebooted the system once or twice. We haven't replaced any discs in the storage, we haven't had to do any disc replacements, so it just runs. You pay a little more but you cut down on the maintenance.Compare it to what you spent on your last solution.Compare the VxRail product to Nutanix. Nutanix has more features, but its pricing is higher.Be mindful of your storage needs now and for the future.Most of hyper-converged solutions require additional licenses for the virtualization layer (like VMware).There is a permanent vSAN license included since it is required, but vCenter\ESXi host licensing should be validated in the purchase process.

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Overview

The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:

  • Enterprise-class data management
  • Continuous data optimization
  • Securely encrypted storage
  • Dynamic data placement
  • Clusterwide parallel data distribution
  • Linear and incremental scaling
  • API-based data platform architecture
  • A simplified approach

CTERA Networks, based in Israel and New York, NY, is a privately held company founded in 2008 and backed by Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Venrock and Cisco. CTERA provides cloud storage solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to launch managed storage, backup, file sharing and mobile collaboration services using a single platform and based on the the cloud storage infrastructure of their choice.

VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market. Based on VMware’s vSphere and Virtual SAN, and EMC software, VxRail delivers an all-in-one IT infrastructure transformation by leveraging a known and proven building block for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

With the power of a whole SAN in just two rack units, they provide a simple, cost effective hyper-converged solution for a wide variety of applications and workloads. VxRail Appliances deliver resiliency, QoS, and centralized management functionality enabling faster, better, and simpler management of consolidated workloads, virtual desktops, business-critical applications, and remote office infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City HarvestThe Carlyle Group, Santander, SwisscomWorld Wide Technology Inc, Renault Sport Formula One Team, 8x8 Inc, Brownes, Canadian Pacific, Canopy, Denton, EDF, Unilin, Xerox
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Financial Services Firm12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider12%
Renewables & Environment Company7%
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Legal Firm20%
Hospitality Company20%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company21%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise58%
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