Compare Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure vs. VxFlex (VxRack FLEX)

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is ranked 14th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while VxFlex (VxRack FLEX) is ranked 12th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 10 reviews. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is rated 9.0, while VxFlex (VxRack FLEX) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure writes "Comes in a small, compact model that does not have any separate management but it is not so stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VxFlex (VxRack FLEX) writes "A great centralized platform with excellent technical support". Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is most compared with Sangfor HCI and HPE SimpliVity, whereas VxFlex (VxRack FLEX) is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series. See our Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure vs. VxFlex (VxRack FLEX) report.
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The most useful feature is the solution's automation in terms of how we are able to spin up a certain workload in real-time when we are doing R&D.The size of the hardware is what we need because it is very good for small configurations.

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The solution was connected to alternate storage. It provides great scalability and reliability.The most valuable feature is high availability.We're doing a lot of VMware for IT so this solution is really valuable from a VMH point of view. We're trying to assist our customers mainly with management, because that's what they want. The most important aspects are ease of management, as well as ease of configuration, allowing them to attach additional nodes and resources for the applications.The solution is quite stable.Perfectly suits customers dealing with the combination of future storage needs and, at the same time, keeping up their computing power.The most valuable feature of this solution is integration.The program is stable.The setup was very straightforward.

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The licensing policy needs to be improved. They have a licensing policy based on the number of CPU sockets. Nowadays what has happened is that the license they are trying to move is based on the number of CPU cores. With the advancement in technology there are now more cores in a single CPU. It's been very challenging in terms of managing the license around everything. Today we have a processor with 24 and 32 cores on the same physical CPU.This product is not so stable. Maybe it is just not mature enough in its development.

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The biggest issue with the solution is that it doesn't support Hyper V. It's a big problem.I would like to see a more user-friendly interface.I think there might be some room for improvement when it comes to pricing, because although I know how to convert customers, at the end of day, it's quite expensive. Sometimes your feature architecture is still coming out much cheaper than hardware costs for your infrastructure.The solution needs to offer more documentation and educational materials.Including instrumentation would be a helpful improvement.There should be more functionality available for routing.I am not really impressed by the technical support of this solution.Needs some more monitoring tools.

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The pricing for this solution is good.

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Red Hat HCI, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for VirtualizationVxRack
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Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure - based on our leading OpenStack and virtualization platforms - provides co-located, scalable, software-defined compute and storage, driven by Red Hat Ansible Automation on economical, industry-standard hardware.

VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.

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Canopy, 8x8Inc., Atos, Canadian Pacific, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Xerox
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Software R&D Company54%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company4%
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