IBM VersaStack Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM VersaStack competitors are
  • Vblock
  • FlexPod
Read reviews of IBM VersaStack competitors and alternatives
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FlexPod
Darin Zook
Consultant
Service Delivery Architect at Premiercomm
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

It is the overall collaboration between NetApp and Cisco to come up with a product that is best in class and best in breed. You are bringing together the best things about UCS and NetApp, as well as you are tying it together with the Nexus... more»

What needs improvement?

The evolution and the simplicity of IT seem to be this culture shift that we have had in IT over the last few years: the simplification. Many people are out there carrying multiple things on their shoulders. They are basically an engineer... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it in the upper echelon of an eight or nine. I like the FlexPod product. Primarily going back to the NetApp resiliency, there is no workload that I would not put on the NetApp platform, whether it is the All Flash FAS, the... more»
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Dell EMC
Abdullah El-Deeb
Consultant
Technical Consultant / Instructor at SIGMA IT
Jun 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* Dealing with multiple vendors can be tricky in multi-vendor setup. Having one vendor to deal with from a support perspective is a huge potential benefit when it comes to reliability and avoiding wasting time and money. * Finding a fully... more»

What needs improvement?

* The infrastructure is converged, but the teams, not so much. It is so complex that the converged infrastructure needs converged management. * While most public clouds are deployed on Linux, there is current no certified Vblock working on... more»

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

It is not cheap. However, if you have a storage/network/virtualization experts on your team who can combine a similar storage/compute/network to match performance to Vblock then you will find that you will be saving money. Calculate your... more»

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