Compare Vblock vs. VxBlock System

Vblock is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 11 reviews while VxBlock System is ranked 5th in Converged Infrastructure with 1 review. Vblock is rated 8.0, while VxBlock System is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VxBlock System writes "A high-performance replacement for our legacy data center in a single cabinet". Vblock is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix and VxBlock System, whereas VxBlock System is most compared with Vblock, Dell EMC Vscale Architecture and FlexPod.
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Pros
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 most valuable feature of this solution is the speed.

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Cons
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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This solution does not support Hyper-V, and we would like the new version to be supported and certified to work with Hyper-V.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Related to tech support: I believe it is too expensive.

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We purchased this solution with a ten-year manufacturer warranty, and we have a three-year warranty with our local partner.

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Overview

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.

VxBlock and Vblock Systems simplify all aspects of IT and enable organizations to achieve better business outcomes faster. Seamlessly integrating enterprise-class compute, network, storage and virtualization technologies from industry leaders Cisco, Dell EMC, and VMware, VxBlock and Vblock Systems, powered by Intel Xeon processors, deliver the world's most advanced converged infrastructure: engineered, manufactured, managed, supported and sustained as one, allowing you to focus on your business.

The Dell EMC Converged Systems portfolio offer choice, flexibility, and reliability for accelerating IT transformation - VxBlock System offers additional levels of flexibility with a choice of network virtualization from VMware NSX or Cisco ACI.

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Xerox, ACS, and Columbia Sportswear. Atos, Canadian Pacific, IDS, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Switch, Xerox
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Financial Services Firm20%
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Cloud Provider7%
Government7%
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Software R&D Company40%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Construction Company6%
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