Compare Oracle SuperCluster vs. Vblock

Oracle SuperCluster is ranked 9th in Converged Infrastructure with 4 reviews while Vblock is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews. Oracle SuperCluster is rated 7.0, while Vblock is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle SuperCluster writes "Highly integrated system but has limitations connecting with other vendors' products". 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". Oracle SuperCluster is most compared with Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Vblock, whereas Vblock is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix and VxBlock System. See our Oracle SuperCluster vs. Vblock report.
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Pros
The performance is significantly improved, and the administration is easy because it is a single platform end-to-end.A valuable feature is the Exadata Storage appliance, optimized for database queries.Because it's classified as an engineered system, it's all integrated, it's all supported by one vendor. We don't have to go to multiple vendors for support, it's all integrated under Oracle.

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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.​The high redundancy of components has minimized frequent service degradation/failure.Access to VMs is now faster due to the centralized management console.

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If they had an application that centralized the administration, not about the monitoring, but for the configuration, it would be better.I would like to see control domain and zone management via a management console, similar to that of OVM.There are many areas for improvement. For example, better guidance in terms of troubleshooting issues relating to ZFS, as well as better tools/diagnostics for monitoring that specific component, to better identify potential issues. Hardware monitoring via OEM 13.2 is not 100 percent, as Ops Center is still required in some instances.If it had capabilities to integrate really well with DB2 or SQL Server or Hitachi SANs, those sort of things, that would be a real benefit. Right now, it's fully supported only under all Oracle infrastructure.

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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.RCM upgrades were not scripted, and you needed to roll on your own. We were led to believe this would be otherwise.VCE tools, like Vision or AMP were not stand alone, and depended too much on other management consoles.

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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.Related to tech support: I believe it is too expensive.

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9th
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Comparisons
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Reviews
4
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436
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7.0
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8,147
Comparisons
6,261
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
379
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Oracle MiniCluster, S7-2, M7, M6-32VCE Vblock
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Overview

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.

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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Advania, Dimension Data, Atos, Etisilat Nigeria, HDFC, Specialized Bicycle Components, Uganda Revenue Authority, iQor, United Energy, Portic Barcelona, B Logistics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, CSC, CNSI, REDISA Xerox, ACS, and Columbia Sportswear.
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Financial Services Firm21%
Engineering Company7%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Construction Company7%
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