Dell EMC VxBlock System Competitors and Alternatives

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ChrisKnott
Real User
Data Center Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature of the FlexPod solution is that it is all one architecture and I can call one number and get support for Cisco and NetApp without having to jump through open TAC (Technical… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we had FlexPod, we had just stacks and stacks of servers. You know, every time you wanted to build a server you had to go buy a whole pizza box (case for computers or network switches), put it… more»

What needs improvement?

The real improvement I could see on the FlexPod side is it falls on the NetApp components. The upgrades that they had to go through from 7-Mode to CDOT (Clustered Data OnTap) did not make for a good… more»

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

Before we started using FlexPod we just had a regular old hodgepodge of different IT systems. A couple of Dell servers, a couple of HPs, a couple of IBM blades, and that kind of network doesn't really… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have found that the solution simplifies infrastructure from edge to core to cloud — although we have not really implemented the cloud yet. The solution has made our staff more efficient and enables… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our shortlist included a Dell EMC.
Mohammad Yasir Kamal
Real User
AGM at Tech Valley Networks Limited
Mar 04 2020

What is most valuable?

The performance is the solution's most valuable aspect.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to add a network virtualization feature similar to that of VxRail. If they could implement that, it would be great for the product.

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

I understand that the licensing of the solution is pretty expensive, although I don't have exact numbers. The pricing depends on how much hardware, and if we're using professional services, etc. It's not just the license; there are… more»

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

We're using a combination of products, including SPOC systems, Exodus servers, etc.

What other advice do I have?

We're an Oracle partner. Typically we implement this solution on a large scale to enterprise-level clients. Typical customers might be big banks in Bangladesh. I'd recommend the solution, but there are other options that give a client more… more»
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