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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the speed.""Good default features.""VxBlock has good performance, so that is an advantage.""Integration with VMware and VMotion definitely brings a lot of value.""Virtual machines for the infrastructure.""It's a highly optimized piece of equipment that doesn't give us any problems.""The monitoring and management parts are the most valuable. Monitoring is specifically valuable because you have one console to monitor everything. This console is called Vision."

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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."

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"This solution does not support Hyper-V, and we would like the new version to be supported and certified to work with Hyper-V.""The consistency of disc quality could be improved.""It's a good product but the price could be lowered. It's expensive.""Scalability is an area that needs to be improved.""Does not support different kinds of mixed applications.""The only thing that I can say is when you procure the VxBlock, obviously you have to complete detailed questionnaires about your architecture including the configuration, et cetera. If you make a mistake on the implementation, then you need to rebuild the entire VxBlock. That is just a point of consideration rather than a flaw. You need to be absolutely sure and validate the upfront configuration information that you provide because your VxBlock comes delivered and built, according to that exact information.""We are finding it a bit challenging in terms of the management of a specific VxBlock component. Currently, we have different units as a part of the block storage. We have one for Cisco equipment and one for Dell. When we have an issue in the infrastructure, Dell EMC VxBlock System should automatically detect it and send a notification to VC support, but, unfortunately, it is doing that only for one unit. It is not working for Cisco components. We have informed them about this area of improvement, and they are working on this. The way different parts are integrated should be improved. We should have one console to log in to see all the infrastructure in terms of each machine and hardware."

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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."

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"We purchased this solution with a ten-year manufacturer warranty, and we have a three-year warranty with our local partner.""Its price is high. That's why people are now moving to hyper-converge."

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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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Good default features.
Top Answer: For VxBlock, the consistency of disc quality could be improved.
Top Answer: We use the solution for database applications, using all the core features. We're a customer of VxBlock.
Top Answer: It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.
Top Answer: Pricing is cheaper than buying three separate devices and then managing them separately. We bought a license for seven years.
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.
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Also Known As
VxBlock, VCE VxBlock System, Dell EMC VxBlock, VxBlock 1000
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VxBlock and Vblock Systems simplify all aspects of IT and enable organizations to achieve better business outcomes faster. Seamlessly integrating enterprise-class compute, network, storage and virtualization technologies from industry leaders Cisco, Dell EMC, and VMware, VxBlock and Vblock Systems, powered by Intel Xeon processors, deliver the world's most advanced converged infrastructure: engineered, manufactured, managed, supported and sustained as one, allowing you to focus on your business.

The Dell EMC Converged Systems portfolio offer choice, flexibility, and reliability for accelerating IT transformation - VxBlock System offers additional levels of flexibility with a choice of network virtualization from VMware NSX or Cisco ACI.

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

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Sample Customers
Atos, Canadian Pacific, IDS, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Switch, XeroxUniversity of Dundee, GE Healthcare Japan
Top Industries
Energy/Utilities Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm4%
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Company Size
Small Business38%
Large Enterprise63%
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Dell EMC VxBlock System is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 7 reviews while Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews. Dell EMC VxBlock System is rated 7.8, while Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC VxBlock System writes "Highly optimized equipment that increases efficiencies and is very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge VRTX writes "Easier to manage the warranty than with different vendors". Dell EMC VxBlock System is most compared with Dell EMC Vscale Architecture, HPE ConvergedSystem, Dell EMC PowerOne and FlexPod, whereas Dell PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, FlexPod, Pivot3, IBM VersaStack and IBM PureSystems. See our Dell EMC VxBlock System vs. Dell PowerEdge VRTX report.

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