Dell PowerEdge VRTX Reviews

Dell PowerEdge VRTX is the #3 ranked solution of our top Converged Infrastructure tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to HPE ConvergedSystem - Dell PowerEdge VRTX vs HPE ConvergedSystem

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Ryan Dave Brigino
Real User
Software Engineer at Es'hailSat
Jun 08 2020

What needs improvement?

We want to move from a stand-alone implementation of VM hosts and we want to migrate to hyper-converged infrastructure. We will still be using the same virtual machine that we have, but we will migrate it to hyper-converged to have a higher level of availability and resiliency. The problem is with our configuration. We know we can use PowerEdge for hyper-convergence if we have PowerEdge and… more »

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

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. Some other companies like IBM and HP have come to introduce their system but because we already have a lot of Dell devices we just renew with Dell. I'm not sure if the prices are lower or higher but I think it's okay.

What other advice do I have?

We are evaluating VxRail and we read some comments on the internet that the VxRail service will have only one rate controller. However, you have four nodes inside. So we expect that if any one of the four nodes fails the rest of the cluster will survive. So there's no point in asking the protocol failure on those nodes. And if that rate controller fails, then it is a single point of failure. Dell… more »
Richard Artes
Real User
Senior Network Admin at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box. It is space-saving, and in fact, you can have four Blade servers in one box, all sharing the same storage and network card. A 10 GB… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Using this solution has lowered costs by including SAN storage, networking, and servers all in one chassis. We used to have half a rack taken with clustered servers, storage devices, and network… more »

What needs improvement?

Management of storage and networking is web-based, slow, and difficult. I would like a Windows application to manage this instead of using the web interface. My Dell account manager promised to help… more »

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

Pricing is cheaper than buying three separate devices and then managing them separately. We bought a license for seven years.

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

Previously had separate servers, storage, and networking all from different vendors, which took up a lot of rack space and three different ways of managing. We wanted something that took less space… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to ask Dell consulting to set it up for you. It took me about a week to get everything working as expected.
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Deepak-Shinde
Real User
Project manager at Mustafa Sultan Office Technology Co. LLC
Jun 22 2020

What is most valuable?

This is all-inclusive with shared storage and the servers housed in one chassis, including the networking. It's a data center in one small box, which is a good value for the customers who are small in size and cannot afford a large investment. It is simple to use and it's user-friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped to reduce cost of ownership in my remote branch office and help better manageability

What needs improvement?

This solution is good but, with multiple Chassis, it would be a good thing to have one console for management and integration with utilization software. In the next release, I would like to see some auto-tiering features. There are other enterprise storage solutions that have them included.

What other advice do I have?

I have learned that it is better to keep it simple and to have good management. I think this solution is one of the best in the Dell portfolio. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
ThibaudLENIK
Real User
Solutions Architect at Bechtle
Feb 06 2020

What do you think of Dell PowerEdge VRTX?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for the branch office of our company which doesn't need a lot of IT. It's a good solution when you don't need so much IT. We have about 100 users. 

What is most valuable?

The fact that you have computer storage in a very small factor is valuable.

What needs improvement?

I think the networking parts of this solution could be improved. In a future release I'd like to be able to increase storage, that would make a big difference. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for five years and have just implemented the recently released latest version. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is fine. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

What is Dell PowerEdge VRTX?

PowerEdge VRTX modular infrastructure platform integrates servers, storage, networking and management together in a single compact chassis.

Dell PowerEdge VRTX customers

University of Dundee, GE Healthcare Japan

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