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"It has reduced downtime. Before, on our previous solution, we used to have downtime on some of the servers because of the sort of convention. But currently I've not experienced any downtime on any of the servers, and there is no more resource congestion.""The most valuable feature is the overall integration and just seeing the three different layers which make up the machine software. Altogether, it's something that I would say is much better than any other solution that I have experienced before.""The setup was very straightforward.""The program is stable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is integration.""Perfectly suits customers dealing with the combination of future storage needs and, at the same time, keeping up their computing power.""The solution is quite stable.""We're doing a lot of VMware for IT so this solution is really valuable from a VMH point of view. We're trying to assist our customers mainly with management, because that's what they want. The most important aspects are ease of management, as well as ease of configuration, allowing them to attach additional nodes and resources for the applications."

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"The most valuable features are resiliency and data protection.""If you were comparing this solution to VMware, it has more features, and it's very fast on the recovery.""I've found the data protection features the most valuable.""The HPE Hyper Converged solution is used in a hybrid cloud configuration. We assess the disk space and partition additional capacity.""What I really like about this program, is that it needs little space and it works really fast, so it saves us time.""The most valuable feature is the in-built backup system. The backup speed is also excellent.""Hyper-convergence is the most valuable aspect of the solution. We can avoid downtime when there's maintenance or updates needed. Also, we have homogenous hardware, so we have a lot of trust in the solution's reliability.""The most valuable features of this solution are fast deployment, security, and it is easy to upgrade."

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Cons
"We're also running Hyper-V virtual machines. But we recently discovered that migration of the Hyper-V virtual machines is a bit challenging. Maybe if Dell EMC can come out with a tool that will make it very easy for us to migrate the Microsoft Hyper-V machine, that may be an improvement.""Exporting data from the dashboard is not very user-friendly. It's just designed in a way that it's going to cover let's say 90%, 80%, of the end-users needs. If you need more sophisticated reporting it's not easy to have.""Needs some more monitoring tools.""I am not really impressed by the technical support of this solution.""There should be more functionality available for routing.""Including instrumentation would be a helpful improvement.""The solution needs to offer more documentation and educational materials.""I think there might be some room for improvement when it comes to pricing, because although I know how to convert customers, at the end of day, it's quite expensive. Sometimes your feature architecture is still coming out much cheaper than hardware costs for your infrastructure."

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"A software-only version of the solution, without the hardware, would be nice.""One problem I've had is that I was trying to do a move and it was not working. I was given an error and a message asking me to shut down the machine first and then move it to another host.""The price can be improved. We would like to see support for some open source virtualization technology like for example KVM.""Some improvement is required in the availability of the data and performance. The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.""The solution is not very stable.""The solution can be improved on the management side. More management features should be added to future releases.""The solution would be better served if it integrated with other solutions better.""Providing local technical support and improving the price are areas this service needs to consider improving."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing for this solution is good.""The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors."

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"It is an expensive solution, however. If they could adjust the pricing, that would be helpful.""The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.""The solution is expensive - not only the hardware costs but server costs too. And the more you scale, the more expensive it gets.""There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  It is easy to use for management and operations teams because the tools are in one place.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors.
Top Answer: When checking some of the components in the RCM during upgrades, it can be difficult, you have to check and upgrade the software-defined storage because it will get out of scale with the… more »
Top Answer: Reasonably priced and easy to manage for small to medium size companies that don't have an IT department.
Top Answer: The downside of the solution is the scalability because they grow using nodes, but it's not desegregate. If you want to add more computers or more space, you need to add another node. It's the only… more »
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Also Known As
VxFlex, VxRack FLEX, PowerFlex
HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS
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Overview

VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.

HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

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Sample Customers
Canopy, 8x8Inc., Atos, Canadian Pacific, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Xerox
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
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Wholesaler/Distributor36%
Manufacturing Company18%
Marketing Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise42%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC PowerFlex vs. HPE Hyper Converged and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Dell EMC PowerFlex is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 11 reviews while HPE Hyper Converged is ranked 11th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 10 reviews. Dell EMC PowerFlex is rated 8.2, while HPE Hyper Converged is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerFlex writes "A great centralized platform with excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Hyper Converged writes "High quality solution for hybrid cloud orchestration with quick and easy hardware scalability". Dell EMC PowerFlex is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Datera, whereas HPE Hyper Converged is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. See our Dell EMC PowerFlex vs. HPE Hyper Converged report.

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