Dell EMC Vscale Architecture Competitors and Alternatives

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Mehmet Inoglu
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at Yıldız Holding
Jul 01 2020

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Even we could not restore some of our systems by using some conventional methods. Instead of using the SimpliVity backup and restore methods, we can easily restore our data without any risk. That is… more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of our HPE ConvergedSystem, currently we use Gen8 Blade Systems and HPE c7,000 chassis in our environment. We have a three-part 7400 module in our environment. We also have StoreOnce 6000… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

HPE pricing is generally high for these devices. Using HPE Servers in the SimpliVity module, it should in theory be possible to decrease pricing to a reasonable amount. However, at the moment, the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We tested EMC with three ACI systems in our environment. As far as I remember, we put our exchange systems on the environment. However, they failed. We tested Nutanix's Systems in our environment as… more»

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… more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Nov 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration between NetApp and Cisco products. From the Cisco side, the most valuable features of this solution are the data center density, the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using the solution's tiering to AWS as a backup target for all of our data. It is essentially our DR and it is being sent out to AWS using SnapMirror. In terms of making our staff more… more»

What needs improvement?

Hyper-V is not as well supported by NetApp and Cisco as VMware is, which is something that should be improved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using a multi-vendor storage solution that included HP Blade servers with equipment from EMC. We switched to Cisco, which was a strategic management decision.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing FlexPod.
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