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Real User
IT Technical Operations Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Jan 25 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the low management overhead, and the lower skill set required to manage it. All of the additional management tools plug into vCenter, which is our standard virtualization interface for VMware. It has the… more»

What needs improvement?

The cost of using the public cloud deployment is astronomical.

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

We received a good price from Dell. Pricing was pretty much the same apart from the pricing for the public cloud it was astronomical. Other than licensing fees, we had to pay for our equipment. We calculated that our TCO is going to be… more»

What other advice do I have?

We did a lot of research ahead of time with this solution to make sure that it was stable, scalable, had a good interface, was easy to use, and that it had good technical support. I don't have enough time with the solution to know what… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Nutanix, NetApp, Public Cloud, and another product called Datrium.
Reseller
Senior Solutions Architect at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature I think is most valuable are the deduplication and the compression features. Both of these features are very good and very valuable for users.

What needs improvement?

To improve this product, I think there is a lot of work that is required by Dell to simplify the maintenance and life cycle upgrades. Besides the maintenance and the life cycle needing to be simplified, it is a very good product that what… more»

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

The price point is very fair for a product in this category. Pricing will vary depending on the components selected within the family of products.

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

I am familiar with also with vSAN VMware. We did not switch from this product. We use it as an alternative solution.

What other advice do I have?

I think the price point is a good in comparison to other similar products on the market. On a scale from one to ten where one is worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a six out of ten.
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Real User
Technical Solutions Architecture Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that you can assign a volume to an off-shore workload on the fly. It is built on top of VMware vSAN and it is kernel-shared with vSphere. If you are familiar with vSphere then it will be very easy to manage. With Dell, the most valuable features are the SSH VPN. You… more»

What needs improvement?

When I work with VxRail or vSan and I have a cluster, and if I wanted to allocate some of the volumes to workloads that are not in that cluster, whether it's a physical or virtual workload that is not in that cluster, it is not possible. Looking at the competitors, such as Nutanix, they can carve… more»

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

The pricing is good.

What other advice do I have?

I work for integrators, and my role is solution consulting. I secure customers and recommend technology solutions that are available in the market. To other customers who are looking to implement Dell XC, it's a very good hyper-converged solution. Dell EMC is built on the VMware vSan platform. It's… more»
Geno Genov
Reseller
Technical Director at Paraflow Communications Ltd.
Feb 04 2020

What is most valuable?

What I like the most is that it is easy to implement, easy deployment and that it's easy to manage. It's a feature-rich solution with an interface that is in permanent reconstruction and optimization, which is very good.

What needs improvement?

We are not always advised of new features or updates, so we must research to stay up to date. There are regular changes with technologies, new components, and new features. We have to communicate with vendors to remain current.

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

The pricing is dependent on the technology and is in direct relation to the manufacturer and the components.

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

Previously, we did not use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend this product and the technologies of the company. After the acquisition of EMC, they can provide a complete portfolio with a wide range to meet with the needs of our customers. I would rate this solution an eight out of… more»
AkamalAbderrazak
Real User
Expert System Engineer at Intelcom
Jan 22 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution's best feature is its simplicity. It's so simple to deploy it. You've got the VMware, and it's own appliance. It is really helpful. The system is online within half a day and saves so much time.

What needs improvement?

The storage of the solution and the differing product production could be improved. There should be more provisioning capabilities within the solution.

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

The pricing depends on the nature of the product. It may be a bit more expensive than other options.

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model. We're system integrators and a partner with Dell. There's a lot of competitors that are good, such as Cisco and HP, but this particular solution is good because it's simple. If a user is looking for a simple solution, I'd advise that they look at Dell. I'd… more»

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What is Dell XC Appliance?

XC Series hyper-converged appliances integrate Dell EMC 14th generation PowerEdge servers with Nutanix software to offer one of the industry’s most versatile and scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platforms. By supporting a choice of hypervisors, XC Series appliances can be deployed quickly for all virtualized workloads to reduce management complexity and total cost of ownership.

Dell XC Appliance customers

Cardlytics, AEW Energie, Aubert, Zhongtong Information Service, Commune de Villepinte, Teikyo University Hospital

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