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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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"For FlexPod, it is always trustworthy. I had previously never seen flex machines from other brands or associated with other products. FlexPod is a large investment and they are good enough to support it.""FlexPod has improved our company as far as ease of management, stability, and redundancy.""All of our main applications run on this solution, and it has done a stellar job.""FlexPod is easy to setup, maintain and has great stability.""The agility is probably the most valuable feature for us. It's very easy to send out resources.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from this solution is the ease of actually setting it up and learning it.""It is definitely easier for us to maintain and do build-outs, so it takes a lot less time to set things up for the customer.""It's a kind of one-stop shop as far as support goes."

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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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"Installation with FlexPod is a bit complex, but it can be upgraded easily. I think Flexpod is phasing out, but it is still the right solution.""The initial learning curve is pretty steep.""This solution is very hard to maintain and keep up.""One touch upgrades would be nice.""I'd like to see some more Ansible integration for automation purposes. We automate everything else with Ansible, so it would be great if we could automate our FlexPod with Ansible as well.""The procedure for contacting technical support could be simplified.""As we do much of the Tier-I support ourselves, and thus don't normally need it, there is time wasted in moving up to the next level.""The biggest thing that I would like to see is more cost-effective FlexPod solutions."

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"The FlexPod licensing can adjust to your purse, i.e. there are different levels available for businesses of all sizes.""Cost is the primary factor behind why I would not give this product a perfect rating.""It is not going to save you money, but that is not the point. The opportunity to stay competitive in the marketplace is not a cost.""We have a lease for approximately $10,000 USD per month.""We pay approximately $1,400 USD in total for between five-thousand and ten-thousand ports.""It is not cheap, but there is a return on investment in time saved and efficiency.""The solution has saved our customers' organization in terms of CapEx. E.g., with the cloud availability, it's turned into sort of a hybrid CapEx/OpEx model.""The main return on investment would be that instead of having to refresh all of our desktop hardware we have been able to go reimage existing machines and use those as thin clients, then also purchase new thin clients rather than buying actual hardware. It also reduces the overhead of having our technicians deploy those systems and maintain them."

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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 »
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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.

The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk

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Financial Services Firm2%
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Comms Service Provider11%
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Manufacturing Company8%
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Comms Service Provider20%
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Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is ranked 7th in Converged Infrastructure with 1 review while FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 60 reviews. Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is rated 8.0, while FlexPod is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Vscale Architecture writes "Intuitive, robust, manageable, and agile ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FlexPod writes "The agility reduces the number of hours that it takes to construct a physical or virtual data center". Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is most compared with Dell EMC VxBlock System and IBM VersaStack, whereas FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Oracle Exadata.

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