We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Good default features."
"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."
"Its performance is very good."
"Scalability and technical support."
"Unix is not as easy for the users, it needs more maintenance and costs extra."
"Our primary use case is for E-Business Suite applications the applications for the government, and most of the applications that use an HCM."
"The two features that I find to be the most valuable are high availability and high performance."
"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."
"Lacks flexibility with third-party applications."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The consistency of disc quality could be improved."
"Scalability is an area that needs to be improved."
"They may have made some improvements but based on the version that I am using, it is a little complicated because it is based on the Unix Operating system."
"Not a very user friendly solution."
"It's not working as we expected. We thought it would be fast and reliable but we are not getting the reliability. It's not stable."
"Its price is high. That's why people are now moving to hyper-converge."
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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.
Secure cloud infrastructure with the industry’s most advanced security, extreme performance, and a complete suite of efficiency enhancements, tools, and automation that work together to dramatically lower cost and complexity.
Dell EMC VxBlock System is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews while Oracle SuperCluster is ranked 8th in Converged Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Dell EMC VxBlock System is rated 7.6, while Oracle SuperCluster is rated 7.0. 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 Oracle SuperCluster writes "Reliable with good performance and good support, but it's restricted to Oracle". Dell EMC VxBlock System is most compared with Dell EMC Vscale Architecture, HPE ConvergedSystem, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, FlexPod and IBM PureSystems, whereas Oracle SuperCluster is most compared with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and IBM PureSystems. See our Dell EMC VxBlock System vs. Oracle SuperCluster report.
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