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SrSysSpecialist534
Real User
Senior System Specialist at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 17 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... more»

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... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, there is some uncertainty about the future of the product line with regards to Dell's takeover of EMC.... more»

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

Get your best deal and press for everything. We already had our VMware licensing, but we had to upgrade to Enterprise... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our original VMware environment was a hodgepodge of rack mounted servers, a FC SAN which used an older EMC SAN, and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Size it right. Get the connectivity to your core switches established and have good admins, ones who know the storage... more»
Solut11991
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... 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,... more»

What needs improvement?

As the technology changes and comes down in price as well, we're looking at VDI, having a virtual desktop... more»

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

I would not say the pricing is not good value. It is still on the expensive side, near the top-end of cost compared to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We use to use HPE but the monitoring side of it and the different tools you needed to buy, invest in... This system is... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is that you should look at the licensing in more detail, as well as compare the cost, because the technology... more»
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SnrArch408
Real User
Senior IT Architect - Enterprise at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The integration between components, so that we don't have to worry about technology mismatches. Not having to worry... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's a little bit easier to maintain and easier when an upgrade needs to take place, since the vendor is handling the... more»

What needs improvement?

The integration with other vendors' products needs to be looked at. It's not as flexible as we would like it to be.

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

I think the pricing is on the higher end of the spectrum. There could be some adjustments that could be made there.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched because we thought it was going to be less troublesome, in the end, for us.

What other advice do I have?

If your environment is a very stable environment, this solution is a great fit. If your environment isn't a very stable... more»
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»
Paul Christie
Real User
Deputy Head of IT Service at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

VMware NSX: Provides the ability for our organisation to deliver true DR.

How has it helped my organization?

Provides DR capability which we have never had before.

What needs improvement?

The implementation and support could be better.

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

Strive for a consolidated ELA.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were looking to move to a strategic and consolidated tech stack and support model, which could support our ambitions... more»

What other advice do I have?

* The support model is not what it is sold to be * Avamary/datadomain is NOT part of the RCM (despite it being sold to... more»
reviewer841221
User
Cloud Engineer with 201-500 employees
Mar 24 2018

What is most valuable?

UCS Manager worked well for net/blade management and has allowed fairly easy use of dedicated bare-metal blades. VNX Unified performed as expected.

How has it helped my organization?

Troublesome relationships with VCE at the beginning of our use came undone quickly after we went live, making installs/adds/changes less than cohesive.

What needs improvement?

VCE tools, like Vision or AMP were not stand alone, and depended too much on other management consoles. RCM upgrades were not scripted, and you needed to roll on your own. We were led to believe this would be otherwise.
ManagerS4060
Real User
Manager, Supply Chain Application Development at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 02 2018

What is most valuable?

A unified platform of support, which expands easily and frees the staff to focus on our business and less on the complexities of a mixed hardware/software environment.

How has it helped my organization?

We have seen measurable increases in our system performance. Those increases have been directly measurable in application performance and the delivery of critical business... more»

What needs improvement?

Due to the complexity of the complete solution, there are many groups involved in delivering the complete solution. Tighter alignment could simplify and speed up the configuration... more»

What other advice do I have?

We are very satisfied with the solution and the benefits that we have received from it. We have been using it in production for over a year.
it_user430050
Real User
IT Infrastructure-Storage & System Admininstration at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 02 2018

What do you think of Vblock?

What is our primary use case?: The primary use case is for virtualized Linux databases and an application server using Oracle 11g/12c. The primary reason for Vblock is for the performance and deduplication that we are getting across our production, test, dev, and training environments. • How has it helped my organization?: It has improved system performance, batch times for off-hours processing, and reliability with production applications. • What is most valuable?: The XtremIO All-Flash array delivers performance, reliability, and deduplication. • What needs improvement?: The patching process Timeliness of updates/releases Compatibility with current ESX versions • For how long have I used the solution?: One to three years. • What other advice do I have?: I...
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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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