Dell EMC Vscale Architecture Competitors and Alternatives

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Mehmet Inoglu
IT Infrastructure Manager at Yıldız Holding
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible with good restore functionality and excellent technical support

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for recovery and backup purposes.

Pros and Cons

  • "The flexibility is the most advantageous aspect of the solution. Our system has a very big environment. Due to this, the replication and backup operation is not an easy task. We prefer HPE SimpliVity modules in our environment, even when we have some different cases in operations."
  • "The solution needs to add NFS features."

What other advice do I have?

Most of our landscape is HPE products at the moment. We also have an EMC Backup Appliance in our environment. Currently, we have HPE Blade in our environment. We are thinking of changing all of these products. At the end of this year, we'll probably target HPE Synergy Systems hardware in our environment. Some of the projects require unified storage on our environment due to this. We prefer a storage model, like EMC. Currently, we also use the HPE Converged Systems. We have SimpliVity nodes in our environment. We use these nodes for most systems, but we are currently having some difficulties in…
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Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Good data center density, scalability, and technical support

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is virtualization with Hyper-V. We are using Cisco UCS and NetApp together in our FlexPod solution. The validated designs for major enterprise applications are very important for our organization because we are part of the local government, and this solution is a critical platform for a broad array of applications and services that we provide to the public. The history of innovations, in particular, the inclusion of all-flash, has had a positive effect on our database performance.

Pros and Cons

  • "From the Cisco side, the most valuable features of this solution are the data center density, the deployment, and the management of the servers and the networking."
  • "Hyper-V is not as well supported by NetApp and Cisco as VMware is, which is something that should be improved."

What other advice do I have?

There have been some improvements on the Cisco UCS side since we began using this solution. In the earlier days, it was more difficult to upgrade, and there was pain involved during the process. That has gotten a lot better over time. My advice to anybody who is researching this type of product is to consider their requirements. If their need is for a dense data center that is scalable, then this would be the choice because it scales easier than any other product I'm aware of. This is a good solution, but our experience hasn't been perfect. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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