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VPtech67
Real User
Vice President - Head of Technology at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the overall integration and just seeing the three different layers which make up the machine software. Altogether, it's something that I would say is much better than any other solution that I have experienced… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Recently we used it in a hybrid setup for infrastructure between the VMs and the physical. Managing such an environment is a little bit tricky. Now, we have now one solution for everything or for the different environments that we have with… more»

What needs improvement?

VxRail as a VM, as the extended version of VM, made the solution very powerful, unlike others like Nutanix or HP Synergy or SimpliVity. I can't see any problem other than one thing which is the vendor lock. It means if I want to extend my… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We just used pure VM. On HP, on the hardware itself, it was HP and virtualization. It was not a hybrid comparison. It was only a VM solution. We switched to hybrid just to take the features of all the clash kind of stuff that is more I… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of advice, I would say that your success using VxRail would depend on the business itself. For example, if you're a high tech company, VxRail is not going to be a good solution for such a company. The same applies if you are at… more»
Ahmed Alaiady
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Jul 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found most valuable are the compatibility with VMware, and vCenter that can scale the VxRack. You have a fully hyper-converged solution, so you can easily manage all of your obligations and all of your solutions… more»

What needs improvement?

I recommend adding some more monitoring tools. There are no, such monitoring tools inside the rack or the hardware. I recommend adding some hardware. It needs some monitoring. It would be a benefit for the engineers actually. No need for… more»

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

I chose Dell because of the price. It's fair enough pricing for a first-time company to purchase it - especially VxRack. Otherwise, Nutanix and HP are expensive. More expensive than Dell VxRack. In general, the companies purchase the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

For hyper-converged, we did not previously use a different solution. I used a normal server previously. Dell VxRack is the first solution that I've used as a hyper-convergence solution. Before I was using the HP server and another server… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product offers stability and easy management. It's easy to learn how to work with the containers, especially for the Cloud solution. We only need only two staff to run it, two engineers with one team leader. The memory, the CPU, the… more»
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Ademola Adedoyin
Real User
Principal Data Centre Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

All of the features are useful. We just started three months ago but we found that the issue we were having in our previous environment, which has high latency on the storage, we are not experiencing it anymore. The high ups on the storage… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has reduced downtime. Before on our previous solution, we used to have downtime on some of the servers because of the sort of convention. Currently, I've not experienced any downtime on any of the servers, and there is no more resource… more»

What needs improvement?

For now, we just started using it, so we've not really identified the area where we see anything lacking. Maybe after we use it for around six months we'll be able to know some areas. Moreover, we're still doing the migration. We've… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we used to use Cisco before VxFlex. We switched because of the environment. We had high latency in the storage. Also, the underlying servers were obsolete. They were end-of-life.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend others use VxFlex. I would rate the solution eight out of 10. I would rate it a 10 if they provided better integration with the other applications and offered a migration tool to easily migrate from Hyper-V.
Real User
IT Analyst at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is integration.

What needs improvement?

The virtual machine configuration for networking should be improved. There should be more functionality available for routing. I would like to see better integration with other services because it can be difficult to merge into the environment.

What other advice do I have?

This solution is good for small-end businesses, but for high-level business, you may have to evaluate other solutions. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated a solution by Cisco.
Mohamed Youssef
Consultant
Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer at Advanced Technology Company
Oct 01 2019

What needs improvement?

Something that needs to improve is that if you want to upgrade just one feature, you have to go to the highest model, which is the All-Flash Solution. 1- there are features like deduplicate and compersion, it's available only in the all-flash solution for Vxrack also auto-tiering and caching not available only in the all-flash scenario in VxRack flex 2- another way if you have the all-flash box from vxRack (SSD drive), cannot be mixed with normal HDD and the maintenance will be very expensive

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from 1 to ten, I will rate this solution an eight.

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What is VxFlex (VxRack FLEX)?

VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.

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VxFlex (VxRack FLEX) customers

Canopy, 8x8Inc., Atos, Canadian Pacific, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Xerox

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