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Pros
"Good default features.""It's at least 99 percent problem-free because it's factory-built. So from an informational point of view, everyone trusts that VxBlock has been tested well at the factory and has been configured to their requirements.""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.""Good flexibility and speed.""Virtual machines for the infrastructure.""VxBlock has good performance, so that is an advantage.""Its performance is very good.""It's a highly optimized piece of equipment that doesn't give us any problems."

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"Consolidation and duplications features.""The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to restore lost machines. Essentially its high availability capabilities are extremely valuable to us.""The flexibility is the most advantageous aspect of the solution. Our system has a very big environment. Due to this, the replication and backup operation is not an easy task. We prefer HPE SimpliVity modules in our environment, even when we have some different cases in operations.""We find the deduplication and compression features to be most valuable, as well as that of the backup solution inside.""The user interface, reporting, and management are good, and we are quite happy with the performance."

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Cons
"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.""It's a good product but the price could be lowered. It's expensive.""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.""Scalability is an area that needs to be improved.""The hardware lifecycle is not documented very well. For example, now you can buy a piece of equipment, but you don't know if the hardware is going to be a team production next month or next year.""The consistency of disc quality could be improved.""It is a good product, but for us, it is like a black box. We are not really sure about its internal components, and how to do the terminal upgrade, and how to make sure about the security of the device. We understand how it works, but in order to do the upgrades, we have to get help from the company. We cannot do it ourselves. In another model that we had, the internal team could do the upgrade but not in this one. There is no clear process for a new upgrade or update. They should provide a software intelligence tool that has a dashboard where you can see the current firmware, the latest firmware, and the documentation and the process for the upgrade. For VxBlock, we have different management consoles. There is no single management console that you can use to manage all components inside VxBlock. Their scale up and scale out process is also not clear. Their support is also a little bit slow in responding to the cases.""Lacks flexibility with third-party applications."

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"The interface is not fully integrated with the ESXi, which is something that could be improved.""The MTG inside HP could be improved.""The solution has a complicated front-end.""Features that should be addressed concern the HPE functionality and the interaction with VMware.""The solution needs to add NFS features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Its price is high. That's why people are now moving to hyper-converge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's at least 99 percent problem-free because it's factory-built. So from an informational point of view, everyone trusts that VxBlock has been tested well at the factory and has been configured to… more »
Top Answer: The cost of the license varies based on the kind of software and the components you are using. It's a subscription mainly for the software that runs on the VxBlock hardware. If the software says that… more »
Top Answer: I want to get more information from the vendors. The hardware lifecycle is not documented very well. For example, now you can buy a piece of equipment, but you don't know if the hardware will still be… more »
Top Answer: Consolidation and duplications features.
Top Answer: We find the deduplication and compression features to be most valuable, as well as that of the backup solution inside.
Top Answer: Features that should be addressed concern the HPE functionality and the interaction with VMware. We would also like to see additional website functionality, because the surfeit of those who come… more »
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Also Known As
VxBlock, VCE VxBlock System, Dell EMC VxBlock, VxBlock 1000
HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300
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Overview

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.

HPE ConvergedSystem gives you lower cost of ownership and greater flexibility to meet more business demands. Eliminate the inefficiencies and inflexibility of one-silo-at-a-time infrastructure with software-defined agility and automation.

Deploy pre-validated, factory-tested configurations in weeks instead of months. Set up IT services in minutes, not hours. Integrated, workload-optimised systems eliminate infrastructure silos for improved efficiency, simplicity and speed.

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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, Xerox
FAW-Volkswagen, NICS, NBrIX, Pinpoint, HPE Technology Services, SWS, Ko Sistem, HPE
Top Industries
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Government22%
Energy/Utilities Company22%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
University9%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Manufacturing Company33%
Consumer Goods Company17%
University8%
Logistics Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
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Dell EMC VxBlock System is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews while HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews. Dell EMC VxBlock System is rated 7.6, while HPE ConvergedSystem is rated 8.2. 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 HPE ConvergedSystem writes "Flexible with good restore functionality and excellent technical support". Dell EMC VxBlock System is most compared with Dell EMC Vscale Architecture, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, FlexPod, IBM VersaStack and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, whereas HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, FlexPod, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE SimpliVity. See our Dell EMC VxBlock System vs. HPE ConvergedSystem report.

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