Dell PowerEdge VRTX Pros and Cons

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Pros

Ioan Donea
Founder and Senior Consultant at Infrascope Technologies
From a hardware perspective, it's interesting. The selling point of VRTX is that everything is built-in. For a small company that doesn't have a server room or the capabilities of hosting several servers, VRTX has four blades. The equivalent in regular server models would be four servers, which is a minimum of 4U, but it could easily be 8U, and then it would have storage. The storage is included inside the enclosure, and it would require a storage unit. It would also require connectivity, which would be ethernet or another protocol switch. From a software perspective, it's a little bit more integrated. You have an integrated way of managing the whole thing, including storage and networking. It has an internal network that can also be useful. I know for a fact that Dell is almost fazing out the product, and it is not that available anymore because it will just cannibalize their sales. They want to sell the more expensive stuff.
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Ryan Dave Brigino
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We started off with a base because we started our infrastructure with Dell and we always propose or prefer Dell which is easier to manage the warranty than with different vendors.
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Richard Artes
Senior Network Admin at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box.
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Ryan Dave Brigino
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We were satisfied after we upgraded to a professional next-day on-site support.
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Deepak-Shinde
Project manager at Mustafa Sultan Office Technology Co. LLC
It is simple to use and it's user-friendly.
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ThibaudLENIK
Solutions Architect at Bechtle
It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.
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Gaurav Vyas
Head Of Information Technology at Jekson Vision Pvt Ltd
It is pretty easy to install.
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Dell PowerEdge VRTX Cons

Ioan Donea
Founder and Senior Consultant at Infrascope Technologies
VRTX is a bit simplified to the extent that it is a mainstream type of solution for small businesses. If a company needs a more complex solution or something that is a time saver or has more power or scalability, it is probably not the best solution. However, when a company grows and its needs grow, this type of environment can be definitely migrated towards a lab environment or pre-prod testing, not necessarily production. It can still have a second life for the other types of use.
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Ryan Dave Brigino
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The problem is with our configuration. We know we can use PowerEdge for hyper-convergence if we have PowerEdge and configure vSAN. We will be able to achieve what VxRail is being able to provide, but we need to migrate it to a new infrastructure instead of changing our existing. It will be much more difficult for us.
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Richard Artes
Senior Network Admin at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Management of storage and networking is web-based, slow, and difficult.
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Ryan Dave Brigino
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It would be better to have a compact version of this solution for customers that have a small office and don't require a proper data center with power or an industrial type HP.
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Deepak-Shinde
Project manager at Mustafa Sultan Office Technology Co. LLC
The scalability is limited with one chassis and the amount of storage it will give you, but it is mainly used for small offices.
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ThibaudLENIK
Solutions Architect at Bechtle
I'd like to be able to increase capacity.
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Gaurav Vyas
Head Of Information Technology at Jekson Vision Pvt Ltd
When we first started with this product, we had some difficulty with it.
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Learn what your peers think about Dell PowerEdge VRTX. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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