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"The most valuable features are resiliency and data protection.""If you were comparing this solution to VMware, it has more features, and it's very fast on the recovery.""I've found the data protection features the most valuable.""The HPE Hyper Converged solution is used in a hybrid cloud configuration. We assess the disk space and partition additional capacity.""What I really like about this program, is that it needs little space and it works really fast, so it saves us time.""The most valuable feature is the in-built backup system. The backup speed is also excellent.""Hyper-convergence is the most valuable aspect of the solution. We can avoid downtime when there's maintenance or updates needed. Also, we have homogenous hardware, so we have a lot of trust in the solution's reliability.""The most valuable features of this solution are fast deployment, security, and it is easy to upgrade."

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"The most valuable feature is the fact that the storage is integrated with the VxRail so I don't have to go in between systems when I have to monitor my storage.""I can roll out the system in thirty minutes and the customer can work with it.""The most valuable feature in the VxRail solution is the software that binds the management portal and its ease of use of managing the environment. The guys don't have to worry about getting multiple solutions specialist. You can have one person looking at and managing the whole environment.""It is truly a hyper-converged infrastructure, so everything is there together.""It's a turnkey solution, which is good for customers, because they are buying into stability.""I like the new releases that Dell EMC is doing with VMware. They are allowing for flexibility across the hybrid cloud. This allows organizations to use containers and to be able to move into the public cloud, but also not have lock-in. They can come back to the private cloud when they want to, so it's creating a lot of flexibility across the stack.""We were able to speed up our gaming software, which was a big plus.""It gives us tons of flexibility. We can create new machines, then destroy them if they don't work out. We test a lot of use cases that may or may not play out. We can build all types of scenarios into virtual machines that we may or may not use. If we don't use them, we just turn them off, no using up resources."

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"A software-only version of the solution, without the hardware, would be nice.""One problem I've had is that I was trying to do a move and it was not working. I was given an error and a message asking me to shut down the machine first and then move it to another host.""The price can be improved. We would like to see support for some open source virtualization technology like for example KVM.""Some improvement is required in the availability of the data and performance. The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.""The solution is not very stable.""The solution can be improved on the management side. More management features should be added to future releases.""The solution would be better served if it integrated with other solutions better.""Providing local technical support and improving the price are areas this service needs to consider improving."

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"The only issue which is every now and again is that when you log in it will tell you that there's an issue with VxRail when there actually isn't. All that's required is a refresh or reload. The solution itself works but you may get some bad reports every now and again. Probably once every couple of months; there is no effect to the solution's capabilities.""I would like to see integration with vCenter if possible.""From a hardware and software perspective, there could be an improvement in the sales cycle, as there is a lot of hoops to go through to get pricing on a solution.""I would like better integration with VCF from VMware, which is the Cloud Foundation tool set, so we can easily provision servers very quickly.""I would like it to tier to the cloud effectively, making sure that cold data can be pushed out to some sort of Bitbucket.""It still has some maturity to grow. It needs to be more tightly integrated with its own family of products. It has shown that it is open with the other products within the market, through its stack, but it needs to have the proof in the market (with use-cases), and it has to have the scalability with the integration.""I would like an easier migration. This way, if a node fails like it did, the data would have been migrated and I would not have had to get up at three in the morning.""I would like them to include an easier solution to host its own DNS. When they changed to version 6.5, they took out the easy features of letting the rail be its own DNS. You can still trick the system and make the VxRail Manager another one of the rail-required VMs become the DNS, but it's a lot of extra work. I'd like to see it put back into the UI."

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"It is an expensive solution, however. If they could adjust the pricing, that would be helpful.""The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.""The solution is expensive - not only the hardware costs but server costs too. And the more you scale, the more expensive it gets.""There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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"We most likely pay yearly for support. The cost was justified by now because it stays up and I don't have to constantly open tickets. I probably rebooted the system once or twice. We haven't replaced any discs in the storage, we haven't had to do any disc replacements, so it just runs. You pay a little more but you cut down on the maintenance.""The price is a little bit on the higher side but the system and management are so quick and easy that it's worth it for the customer.""We were expecting Dell EMC to bring us something that would work very quickly and easily, but also be at a reasonable price point, and they did.""The price point needs improvement, certainly for smaller SMBs. The cost of it is still quite painful. I think all vendors should do a product which is capped either by terabytes, IOPs, or VM instances. It should be an SMB solution that's going to make hyper-converged solutions easier for SMBs to get hold of. It's fine for those big guys that have billions of dollars of budget, but not for customers who have barely a 100,000 dollars or pounds in budget.""The real ROI is the benefit of being able to do a true hybrid cloud, not having to move from CAPEX to OPEX in a pure break.""There is an administrative cost savings. Instead of having seven to 15 separate boxes that someone has to administer on 15 different terminals, you can do the majority of it from one interface. Therefore, it saves on manpower costs.""A typical node that I would sell to a customer has a list price be between $80,000 and $100,000 per node. Organizations typically start with four nodes. That's the hardware, software, VMware licensing, everything. Customers typically pay about half of that - approximately $45,000 to $50,000 a node. On average, it costs about $200,000 to get your foot in the door.""It is just as cheap to move over to an HCI solution as it is to maintain a legacy system."

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HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPSVCE VxRail
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Overview

HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market. Based on VMware’s vSphere and Virtual SAN, and EMC software, VxRail delivers an all-in-one IT infrastructure transformation by leveraging a known and proven building block for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

With the power of a whole SAN in just two rack units, they provide a simple, cost effective hyper-converged solution for a wide variety of applications and workloads. VxRail Appliances deliver resiliency, QoS, and centralized management functionality enabling faster, better, and simpler management of consolidated workloads, virtual desktops, business-critical applications, and remote office infrastructure.

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North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlphaWorld Wide Technology Inc, Renault Sport Formula One Team, 8x8 Inc, Brownes, Canadian Pacific, Canopy, Denton, EDF, Unilin, Xerox
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Wholesaler/Distributor36%
Manufacturing Company18%
Marketing Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
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Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise41%
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Large Enterprise74%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Hyper Converged vs. VxRail and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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HPE Hyper Converged is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 9 reviews while VxRail is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 33 reviews. HPE Hyper Converged is rated 7.6, while VxRail is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Hyper Converged writes "High quality solution for hybrid cloud orchestration with quick and easy hardware scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VxRail writes "Dual power capabilities take up a quarter of the energy than we were using before which equals savings every month". HPE Hyper Converged is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, HPE SimpliVity and FlexPod, whereas VxRail is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and NetApp HCI. See our HPE Hyper Converged vs. VxRail report.

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