Compare HPE ConvergedSystem vs. Vblock

HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews while Vblock is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews. HPE ConvergedSystem is rated 8.4, while Vblock is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE ConvergedSystem writes "Increases performance, streamlines recovery time, but the transformation is complex". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vblock writes "The VCE VBlocks came along and it was the best combination of an all-in-one virtual data center in a box Converged SAN, Network, and Compute that used VMware to drive the whole package". HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, HPE SimpliVity and Vblock, whereas Vblock is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix and VxBlock System. See our HPE ConvergedSystem vs. Vblock report.
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Pros
The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to restore lost machines. Essentially its high availability capabilities are extremely valuable to us.The user interface, reporting, and management are good, and we are quite happy with the performance.This solution is very simple to use.

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The most valuable features are reliability and high availability.It's an integrated box Mac solution, so it's a plug and play. The deployment and build is pre-made and ready to deploy. It makes it easy to apply.The component integration means I don't have to worry about technology mismatches.Finding a fully bundled, deployed, and configured solution with a short delivery time and unique support is really attractive.Some of the key features are the ease of operation and access, without constraining actions. The tool is available to actually move things around, do things quickly quickly.​We have seen measurable increases in our system performance. Those increases have been directly measurable in application performance and the delivery of critical business information to our users.​​The XtremIO All-Flash array delivers​ performance, reliability, and deduplication.​It has improved system performance, batch times for off-hours processing, and reliability with production applications.​

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Cons
The solution has a complicated front-end.The interface is not fully integrated with the ESXi, which is something that could be improved.I would like to see better manageability and integration with third-party tools.Perhaps they can work on providing faster allocation of memory or storage.

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In the next release, I would like to see a smaller footprint in the data center and have improvements to disk performance.The user control could be more advanced. They should work to improve this in future releases.The integration with other vendors' products needs to be looked at. It's not as flexible as we would like it to be.While most public clouds are deployed on Linux, there is current no certified Vblock working on KVM hypervisors.I would like to see them improve their switching infrastructure and rely on Cisco configurations. They are a bit more complex and technical, but result in a slightly reduced cost in terms of switching on the network side of it.Tighter alignment could simplify and speed up the configuration and delivery process.​Improve the patching process and timeliness of updates/releases.It needs more customer/client involvement in back-end management.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This is an expensive system and not every customer has the kind of budget to support it.Pricing is good. We have not calculated what hyper-converged infrastructure has brought us but I think there has to be some lower cost for us, compared to the public cloud. Obviously, there would be a lower cost, probably by more than half.

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The paid support for Vblock is expensive.I think the pricing is on the higher end of the spectrum. There could be some adjustments that could be made there. Regarding licensing, watch compatibility with external products that you run on Vblock. It has got to be properly architected, otherwise, you will run into licensing issues.It is not cheap.Vblock appears from the first while to be very expensive. There are more items you cannot see in the BOQ: customer service, support, delivery short time, and highly experienced VCE engineers.I would not say the pricing is not good value. It is still on the expensive side, near the top-end of cost compared to what's available now. Also, the licensing has to be improved. There has to be a clear definition of the licensing from the initial set-up so the customer knows what they are paying for, without being hit later on with extra licensing. The licensing definitions should be clearer and, perhaps, have one set of licenses rather than multiple licenses.

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3rd
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3,839
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2,563
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
521
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8.4
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8,416
Comparisons
6,558
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
432
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300VCE Vblock
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Overview

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.

VCE Vblock Systems is an all-in-one virtualization platform that integrates the leading storage, network, and compute technologies from the likes of EMC, VMware and Cisco. VCE Vblock allows organizations to easily and securely deploy cloud computing and virtualization in their environments, supporting these multiple technologies and providing flexibility and agility for changing business needs.

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Sample Customers
FAW-Volkswagen, NICS, NBrIX, Pinpoint, HPE Technology Services, SWS, Ko Sistem, HPE Xerox, ACS, and Columbia Sportswear.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company36%
Consumer Goods9%
Security Firm9%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider22%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Cloud Provider7%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company46%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Construction Company4%
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