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Pros
"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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"This solution is very simple to use.""The user interface, reporting, and management are good, and we are quite happy with the performance.""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."

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Cons
"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 would like to see better manageability and integration with third-party tools.""The interface is not fully integrated with the ESXi, which is something that could be improved.""The solution has a complicated front-end.""The solution needs to add NFS features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"This is an expensive system and not every customer has the kind of budget to support it."

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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: The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to restore lost machines. Essentially its high availability capabilities are extremely valuable to us.
Top Answer: The solution needs to be easier to use. The administration's ease of use it poor and it needs a better administrative console. The solution has a complicated front-end. In terms of features, the… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution as a container-as-a-service. We use it to host containers. It effectively supports a cloud-based container system.
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Also Known As
VxBlock, VCE VxBlock System, Dell EMC VxBlock, VxBlock 1000HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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, XeroxFAW-Volkswagen, NICS, NBrIX, Pinpoint, HPE Technology Services, SWS, Ko Sistem, HPE
Top Industries
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Government29%
Energy/Utilities Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Manufacturing Company33%
Consumer Goods Company17%
University8%
Logistics Company8%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Retailer8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business38%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC VxBlock System vs. HPE ConvergedSystem and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Dell EMC VxBlock System is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 7 reviews while HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 4 reviews. Dell EMC VxBlock System is rated 7.8, while HPE ConvergedSystem 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 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 EMC PowerOne, FlexPod, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle SuperCluster, whereas HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, FlexPod, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE SimpliVity. See our Dell EMC VxBlock System vs. HPE ConvergedSystem report.

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