Compare Dell PowerEdge VRTX vs. Dell XC Appliance

Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 5th in Converged Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Dell XC Appliance is ranked 17th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 5 reviews. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.0, while Dell XC Appliance is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge VRTX writes "Space saving and simplifies management, but the web-based interface is slow and difficult". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell XC Appliance writes "Turnkey solution with low management costs that is easy to use". Dell PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, FlexPod and Dell XC Appliance, whereas Dell XC Appliance is most compared with VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.
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Pros
It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.It is simple to use and it's user-friendly.The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box.

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The most valuable feature is that you can assign a volume to an off-shore workload on the fly.What I like the most is that it is easy to implement, easy deployment and that it's easy to manage.The most valuable feature is the low management overhead, and the lower skill set required to manage it.The solution's best feature is its simplicity. It's so simple to deploy it. You've got the VMware, and it's own appliance. It is really helpful. The system is online within half a day and saves so much time.The most valuable features are the deduplication and the compression features.

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I'd like to be able to increase capacity.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.

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Currently, there is no support for the servers that are not in the cluster.We are not always advised of new features or updates, so we must research to stay up to date.The cost of using the public cloud deployment is astronomical.There should be more provisioning capabilities within the solution.Dell needs to do a lot of work to simplify the maintenance and life-cycle upgrades for the product.

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We bought a license for seven years.

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The pricing is good.The pricing is dependent on the technology and is in direct relation to the manufacturer and the components.We received a good price from Dell.The price point is very fair for a product in this category but can vary depending on the components selected within the family of products.

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

XC Series hyper-converged appliances integrate Dell EMC 14th generation PowerEdge servers with Nutanix software to offer one of the industry’s most versatile and scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platforms. By supporting a choice of hypervisors, XC Series appliances can be deployed quickly for all virtualized workloads to reduce management complexity and total cost of ownership.

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