Dell EMC VPLEX Overview

Dell EMC VPLEX is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Storage Management tools. It is most often compared to IBM Spectrum Virtualize: Dell EMC VPLEX vs IBM Spectrum Virtualize

What is Dell EMC VPLEX?
Wth EMC VPLEX you can deploy next-generation virtualization architecture to enable simultaneous information access within, between, and across data centers, move applications, virtual machines, and data in and between data centers without impacting users and deliver application and data availability within the data center and over distance with full infrastructure utilization and zero downtime.
Dell EMC VPLEX Buyer's Guide

Download the Dell EMC VPLEX Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: July 2021

Dell EMC VPLEX Customers
Kindred Healthcare, Regis Aged Care, WeBank SpA, Panduit, Munson Healthcare
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What users are saying about Dell EMC VPLEX pricing:
  • "We struck a great deal with Dell EMC, so for us, VPLEX was not very expensive."

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Expert Stockage at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A scalable storage solution for our architecture

What is our primary use case?

We use VPLEX on all of our net production machines — integration, migration, development. VPLEX is our main storage solution for our architecture. We have a lot of machines on it. We also use VPLEX on our virtual cluster. Our company has roughly 15,000 employees. Currently, we have eight VPLEX clusters. We have moved all of our architecture onto VPLEX.

Pros and Cons

  • "The capacity to migrate machines onto VPLEX is great — it's very clean. We can migrate machines and add arrays easily."
  • "With Dell VPLEX, there are some bugs with Broadcom."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Dell EMC VPLEX a rating of eight. Due to the bug with Broadcom, we have had a massive crisis on VPLEX. This little bug has caused roughly one thousand machines to go down. For this reason, I can't give it a higher rating.
AM
Storage and Backups Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Good virtualization and technical support with very good reliability

What is our primary use case?

We only use VPLEX for VMware Cloud or IBM Cloud and some physical servers with Windows, Linux and maybe we have some IEX servers connected to the VPLEX.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution works well. It's very reliable."
  • "The price is a problem with EMC due to the fact that it's more expensive than the other vendors."

What other advice do I have?

We use a lot of Dell. We have all the products from EMC including VMAX, PowerStore, and Data Domain. We have connections for our clouds. We have EMC, Hitachi, and IBM due to the fact that we have different VMware Clouds in our data centers. There are two data centers in which we have VMAX and in other data centers, we have Hitachi or Huawei. In general, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite happy with the product in general.
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AA
Governor at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
Easy to set up, good deduplication features, and proactive technical support

What is our primary use case?

This is our centralized storage for our applications and data.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is deduplication, as we have no duplication in the snapshots."
  • "I would like to have site-to-site replication capability for applications."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to use HCI. It has more features than the traditional approach, the administration is easier, and the performance is better. Troubleshooting something that is all-in-one will also be easier. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.