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Dell EMC VxBlock System Pros and Cons

Dell EMC VxBlock System Pros

CC
Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a highly optimized piece of equipment that doesn't give us any problems.
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IT Consultant at Ministry of Education
The most valuable feature of this solution is the speed.
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GM
Data center Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The monitoring and management parts are the most valuable. Monitoring is specifically valuable because you have one console to monitor everything. This console is called Vision.
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MS
Senior System Administrator at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Its performance is very good.
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SK
Application Operations Services Leader at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Integration with VMware and VMotion definitely brings a lot of value.
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Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees
Virtual machines for the infrastructure.
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CR
Technical Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
VxBlock has good performance, so that is an advantage.
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SK
Associate General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Good default features.
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JM
Data Warehouse Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Good flexibility and speed.
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Dell EMC VxBlock System Cons

CC
Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The only thing that I can say is when you procure the VxBlock, obviously you have to complete detailed questionnaires about your architecture including the configuration, et cetera. If you make a mistake on the implementation, then you need to rebuild the entire VxBlock. That is just a point of consideration rather than a flaw. You need to be absolutely sure and validate the upfront configuration information that you provide because your VxBlock comes delivered and built, according to that exact information.
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IT Consultant at Ministry of Education
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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GM
Data center Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are finding it a bit challenging in terms of the management of a specific VxBlock component. Currently, we have different units as a part of the block storage. We have one for Cisco equipment and one for Dell. When we have an issue in the infrastructure, Dell EMC VxBlock System should automatically detect it and send a notification to VC support, but, unfortunately, it is doing that only for one unit. It is not working for Cisco components. We have informed them about this area of improvement, and they are working on this. The way different parts are integrated should be improved. We should have one console to log in to see all the infrastructure in terms of each machine and hardware.
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MS
Senior System Administrator at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is a good product, but for us, it is like a black box. We are not really sure about its internal components, and how to do the terminal upgrade, and how to make sure about the security of the device. We understand how it works, but in order to do the upgrades, we have to get help from the company. We cannot do it ourselves. In another model that we had, the internal team could do the upgrade but not in this one. There is no clear process for a new upgrade or update. They should provide a software intelligence tool that has a dashboard where you can see the current firmware, the latest firmware, and the documentation and the process for the upgrade. For VxBlock, we have different management consoles. There is no single management console that you can use to manage all components inside VxBlock. Their scale up and scale out process is also not clear. Their support is also a little bit slow in responding to the cases.
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SK
Application Operations Services Leader at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Scalability is an area that needs to be improved.
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Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees
Does not support different kinds of mixed applications.
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CR
Technical Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It's a good product but the price could be lowered. It's expensive.
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SK
Associate General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The consistency of disc quality could be improved.
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JM
Data Warehouse Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Lacks flexibility with third-party applications.
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