Compare Rackspace OpenStack vs. Vblock

Rackspace OpenStack is ranked 7th in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews while Vblock is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews. Rackspace OpenStack is rated 8.0, while Vblock is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Rackspace OpenStack writes "Highly customizable private cloud solution". 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". Rackspace OpenStack is most compared with Nutanix, VMware vSAN and VxRail, whereas Vblock is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix and VxBlock System. See our Rackspace OpenStack vs. Vblock report.
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The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want.It created a reusable library with OpenStack features.The documentation was plentiful and very helpful.​

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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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The line migration is a problem.It could use more examples in different languages (API use cases).​

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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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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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7th
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2,063
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1,769
Reviews
2
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8.0
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8,440
Comparisons
6,542
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
407
Avg. Rating
8.1
Top Comparisons
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Overview
OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.

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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X.commerce Xerox, ACS, and Columbia Sportswear.
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Financial Services Firm20%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
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Software R&D Company46%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer4%
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