We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box."
"It is simple to use and it's user-friendly."
"Dell PowerEdge VRTX supports a lot of memory which has allowed us to keep our system size smaller."
"The security is very good on the solution."
"It is pretty easy to install."
"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."
"From a hardware perspective, it's interesting. The selling point of VRTX is that everything is built-in. For a small company that doesn't have a server room or the capabilities of hosting several servers, VRTX has four blades. The equivalent in regular server models would be four servers, which is a minimum of 4U, but it could easily be 8U, and then it would have storage. The storage is included inside the enclosure, and it would require a storage unit. It would also require connectivity, which would be ethernet or another protocol switch. From a software perspective, it's a little bit more integrated. You have an integrated way of managing the whole thing, including storage and networking. It has an internal network that can also be useful. I know for a fact that Dell is almost fazing out the product, and it is not that available anymore because it will just cannibalize their sales. They want to sell the more expensive stuff."
"We were satisfied after we upgraded to a professional next-day on-site 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."
"Scalability and technical support."
"VRTX is a bit simplified to the extent that it is a mainstream type of solution for small businesses. If a company needs a more complex solution or something that is a time saver or has more power or scalability, it is probably not the best solution. However, when a company grows and its needs grow, this type of environment can be definitely migrated towards a lab environment or pre-prod testing, not necessarily production. It can still have a second life for the other types of use."
"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."
"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."
"I'd like to be able to increase capacity."
"The licensing can be difficult to understand."
"Dell PowerEdge VRTX can improve by providing support for M2 drives."
"When we first started with this product, we had some difficulty with it."
"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."
"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."
"Fully configured, it costs about $50,000 or $55,000. I did purchase a used one or refurbished one. I have been very happy with it so far. Even if it is an older unit, it doesn't look like its age, and I would say it has been a great choice so far for me. Obviously, I would have thought twice if I had to pay for a brand new one because it is still an older technology with the risk of being discontinued. I talked to Dell, and they're still selling it, but they're not promoting it. They're promoting another line of products right now for hyper-converged, which are much more expensive."
"This product is more reasonably-priced than similar solutions by HPE."
"We are renewing the support and we are purchasing the license for the software."
"We bought a license for seven years."
"The solution price of Dell PowerEdge VRTX could be reduced. However, when comparing the price of Dell PowerEdge VRTX to other solutions, such as HP and Lenovo, it was the best price for what they offer."
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Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews while Oracle SuperCluster is ranked 8th in Converged Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.8, while Oracle SuperCluster is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge VRTX writes "It provides an integrated way of managing the whole thing and has the best computing power at the least cost". 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 PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, FlexPod, Dell EMC VxBlock System and Pivot3, whereas Oracle SuperCluster is most compared with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Dell EMC VxBlock System and IBM PureSystems. See our Dell PowerEdge VRTX vs. Oracle SuperCluster report.
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