Vblock Pros and Cons

Vblock Pros

Solut11991
Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Some of the key features are the ease of operation and access, without constraining actions. The tool is available to actually move things around, do things quickly quickly.
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SnrArch408
Senior IT Architect - Enterprise at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The component integration means I don't have to worry about technology mismatches.
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Fred Armantrout
Senior System Specialist at Burns & McDonnell
The most valuable features are reliability and high availability.
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Abdullah El Deeb
Technical Consultant/Instructor at SIGMA IT
Finding a fully bundled, deployed, and configured solution with a short delivery time and unique support is really attractive.
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Rajsudheer-Dangeti
Sr Private Cloud Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
It's an integrated box Mac solution, so it's a plug and play. The deployment and build is pre-made and ready to deploy. It makes it easy to apply.
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ManagerS4060
Manager, Supply Chain Application Development at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
​We have seen measurable increases in our system performance. Those increases have been directly measurable in application performance and the delivery of critical business information to our users.​
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it_user430050
IT Infrastructure-Storage & System Admininstration at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
​The XtremIO All-Flash array delivers​ performance, reliability, and deduplication.
​It has improved system performance, batch times for off-hours processing, and reliability with production applications.​
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BABANIYI LAWAL
Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer at Sterling Bank Plc
The high redundancy of components has minimized frequent service degradation/failure.
Access to VMs is now faster due to the centralized management console.
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Vblock Cons

Solut11991
Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see them improve their switching infrastructure and rely on Cisco configurations. They are a bit more complex and technical, but result in a slightly reduced cost in terms of switching on the network side of it.
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SnrArch408
Senior IT Architect - Enterprise at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The integration with other vendors' products needs to be looked at. It's not as flexible as we would like it to be.
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Fred Armantrout
Senior System Specialist at Burns & McDonnell
In the next release, I would like to see a smaller footprint in the data center and have improvements to disk performance.
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Abdullah El Deeb
Technical Consultant/Instructor at SIGMA IT
While most public clouds are deployed on Linux, there is current no certified Vblock working on KVM hypervisors.
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Rajsudheer-Dangeti
Sr Private Cloud Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The user control could be more advanced. They should work to improve this in future releases.
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ManagerS4060
Manager, Supply Chain Application Development at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tighter alignment could simplify and speed up the configuration and delivery process.​
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it_user430050
IT Infrastructure-Storage & System Admininstration at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Improve the patching process and timeliness of updates/releases.
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BABANIYI LAWAL
Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer at Sterling Bank Plc
It needs more customer/client involvement in back-end management.
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