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"Vscale's scalability is super good. Vscale's scalability, manageability, and performance are all three areas that I emphasize when I sell Vscale Architectures to the customer."

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"It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.""We started off with a base because we started our infrastructure with Dell and we always propose or prefer Dell which is easier to manage the warranty than with different vendors.""It is simple to use and it's user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box.""We were satisfied after we upgraded to a professional next-day on-site support.""It is pretty easy to install.""From a hardware perspective, it's interesting. The selling point of VRTX is that everything is built-in. For a small company that doesn't have a server room or the capabilities of hosting several servers, VRTX has four blades. The equivalent in regular server models would be four servers, which is a minimum of 4U, but it could easily be 8U, and then it would have storage. The storage is included inside the enclosure, and it would require a storage unit. It would also require connectivity, which would be ethernet or another protocol switch. From a software perspective, it's a little bit more integrated. You have an integrated way of managing the whole thing, including storage and networking. It has an internal network that can also be useful. I know for a fact that Dell is almost fazing out the product, and it is not that available anymore because it will just cannibalize their sales. They want to sell the more expensive stuff."

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"In terms of what could be improved, I particularly think the scope of automation is very much limited. So they should introduce some more STK's and API's for automation first thing."

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"I'd like to be able to increase capacity.""The problem is with our configuration. We know we can use PowerEdge for hyper-convergence if we have PowerEdge and configure vSAN. We will be able to achieve what VxRail is being able to provide, but we need to migrate it to a new infrastructure instead of changing our existing. It will be much more difficult for us.""The scalability is limited with one chassis and the amount of storage it will give you, but it is mainly used for small offices.""Management of storage and networking is web-based, slow, and difficult.""It would be better to have a compact version of this solution for customers that have a small office and don't require a proper data center with power or an industrial type HP.""When we first started with this product, we had some difficulty with it.""VRTX is a bit simplified to the extent that it is a mainstream type of solution for small businesses. If a company needs a more complex solution or something that is a time saver or has more power or scalability, it is probably not the best solution. However, when a company grows and its needs grow, this type of environment can be definitely migrated towards a lab environment or pre-prod testing, not necessarily production. It can still have a second life for the other types of use."

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"We bought a license for seven years.""We are renewing the support and we are purchasing the license for the software.""This product is more reasonably-priced than similar solutions by HPE.""Fully configured, it costs about $50,000 or $55,000. I did purchase a used one or refurbished one. I have been very happy with it so far. Even if it is an older unit, it doesn't look like its age, and I would say it has been a great choice so far for me. Obviously, I would have thought twice if I had to pay for a brand new one because it is still an older technology with the risk of being discontinued. I talked to Dell, and they're still selling it, but they're not promoting it. They're promoting another line of products right now for hyper-converged, which are much more expensive."

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Top Answer: Vscale's scalability is super good. Vscale's scalability, manageability, and performance are all three areas that I emphasize when I sell Vscale Architectures to the customer.
Top Answer: We evaluate availability, manageability, performance, and scalability. These four factors are what we use to create a design for a customer. Apart from that an odd out cost is also a factor when it… more »
Top Answer: In terms of what could be improved, I particularly think the scope of automation is very much limited. So they should introduce some more STK's and APIs for automation first thing. Secondly, in terms… more »
Top Answer: It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.
Top Answer: I think the networking parts of this solution could be improved. In a future release I'd like to be able to increase storage, that would make a big difference.
Top Answer: Our primary use case is for the branch office of our company which doesn't need a lot of IT. It's a good solution when you don't need so much IT. We have about 100 users.
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Overview

Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is a modular, pre-engineered architecture for modern, scalable, and flexible data centers to meet evolving workload demands and support digital transformation of businesses.

It combines the market-leading Dell EMC portfolio of converged infrastructure systems with pools of compute, storage, and data protection resources; a common network fabric; a common layer of management software; and a path for further data center transformation through integration with existing legacy IT investments.

PowerEdge VRTX modular infrastructure platform integrates servers, storage, networking and management together in a single compact chassis.

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Computer Software Company72%
Comms Service Provider20%
Insurance Company3%
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Comms Service Provider22%
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Midsize Enterprise43%
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Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is ranked 7th in Converged Infrastructure with 1 review while Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 7 reviews. Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is rated 8.0, while Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Vscale Architecture writes "Intuitive, robust, manageable, and agile ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge VRTX writes "It provides an integrated way of managing the whole thing and has the best computing power at the least cost". Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is most compared with Dell EMC VxBlock System and IBM VersaStack, whereas Dell PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, FlexPod, Dell EMC VxBlock System, Pivot3 and IBM VersaStack.

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