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Real User
Senior System Specialist at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 13 2018

What is most valuable?

This solution has rock-solid reliability. When a problem does occur, you can call the service number or support site to initiate a service request.

How has it helped my organization?

The original pair of VBlock’s were purchased to replace a hodgepodge of small VM clusters of 3 to 4 VM hosts and an outdated SAN, in addition to moving from an old data center to a new data center. Moving the VM’s from the old systems to the... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, there is some uncertainty about the future of the product line with regards to Dell's takeover of EMC. Because VBlock is so closely wrapped around the Cisco Blade converged infrastructure environment, I am concerned that Dell may... more»
Real User
Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 06 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of operation. * Access, without constraining actions. The tool is available to actually move things around, do things quickly quickly. * The speed. * The support behind it as well. There is always quite good support around the box. Any... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used to have different departments, each with their own IT section. Everybody was making their own IT investments, and every department had their own little bits of applications here and applications there. Now, it's all coordinated, all... more»

What needs improvement?

As the technology changes and comes down in price as well, we're looking at VDI, having a virtual desktop infrastructure, so instead of using client, using a virtual environment, a thin client. Also, I would like to see them improve their... more»
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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 bundled, deployed, and configured solution with a short delivery time and unique support is really attractive. * As far as... 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 KVM hypervisors.
Real User
Senior IT Architect - Enterprise at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 24 2018

What do you think of Vblock?

Primary Use Case Converged data centers. • Improvements to My Organization It's a little bit easier to maintain and easier when an upgrade needs to take place. • Valuable Features The integration between components, so that I don't have to worry about technology mismatches. • Room for Improvement The integration with other vendors' products needs to be looked at. It's not as flexible as we would like it to be. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues We haven't had any stability issues, but we have had compatibility issues with third-party packages. • Scalability Issues There are no issues from a scalability standpoint, except sometimes it gets to be on the costly side. • Previous Solutions We switched because we thought it was going...
Real User
Deputy Head of IT Service at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 30 2017

What do you think of Vblock?

Valuable Features VMware NSX: Provides the ability for our organisation to deliver true DR. • Improvements to My Organization Provides DR capability which we have never had before. • Room for Improvement The implementation and support could be better. • Use of Solution We have been using this for two years. • Stability Issues There were stability issues, such as various bugs. It was most noticeable with VMware NSX. • Scalability Issues There were no scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would give technical support a rating of 3/10. • Previous Solutions We were looking to move to a strategic and consolidated tech stack and support model, which could support our ambitions of a private cloud. • Initial Setup The initial...
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What is Vblock?

VCE Vblock Systems is an all-in-one virtualization platform that integrates the leading storage, network, and compute technologies from the likes of EMC, VMware and Cisco. VCE Vblock allows organizations to easily and securely deploy cloud computing and virtualization in their environments, supporting these multiple technologies and providing flexibility and agility for changing business needs.

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Xerox, ACS, and Columbia Sportswear.

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