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Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Being able to perform upgrades and check the system through the VxRail Manager has been very helpful. It allows files to be uploaded, performs a pre-check against the system, then upgrades the appliance from the hardware up through the VMware... more»

How has it helped my organization?

At a remote location where physical servers were deployed in order to address latency or process delays, one of these appliances is now installed and a low cost virtual environment is in place. This has also allowed snapshot backups to be... more»

What needs improvement?

My main issue so far is that the installation created a default datacenter name of "Marvin" and it cannot be changed. This can be a problem with multiple device\location deployments where all of the names are "Marvin".
Real User
IT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 11 2018

What is most valuable?

ESRS: This gives us the confidence that when we are not monitoring our environment, then Dell Tech is, and can make us aware of any failures/pending issues before those issues impact us globally. We do not have the manpower to monitor 24/7,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are opening new properties. This product has given us clear visibility into what we need technology-wise to grow.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup between the different Dell departments is fragmented is a hyperconverged state of the art product being installed in a legacy way. We need hyperconverged install teams.
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Real User
Infrastructure Senior Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Nov 14 2017

What do you think of VxRail?

Improvements to My Organization With SSD cache managed by vSAN technology, all servers have a much faster experience. • Valuable Features vSAN: It is the most valuable Software Defined Storage ever to manage all storage workloads, and also offers high availability. • Room for Improvement It still has compatibility issues with the latest version of VMware vSphere 6.5. In fact, we spend around six months waiting for a confirmation and firmware upgrade to confirm this step. • Stability Issues Only in replication using native RP4VM software. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support They are always in touch with us doing whatever they can. • Previous Solutions I used to use traditional infrastructure (blade servers and SAN...
Real User
Systems / Security Administrator with 51-200 employees
Jun 03 2018

What do you think of VxRail?

Primary Use Case For use with our on-premise infrastructure. • Improvements to My Organization It makes for easier deployments through automation and improved accessibility.  • Valuable Features Its ease of administration is extremely valuable. It allows me to make better use of my time for other tasks instead of maintaining systems through multiple administration consoles. • Room for Improvement It needs faster deployment of security patches. Dell EMC is already improving its patching method, but faster security patch rollout would alleviate risks associated from known vulnerabilities within VMware/subsystems. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues No issues with stability. • Scalability Issues No issues with scalability. • Customer...

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What is VxRail?

VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market. Based on VMware’s vSphere and Virtual SAN, and EMC software, VxRail delivers an all-in-one IT infrastructure transformation by leveraging a known and proven building block for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

With the power of a whole SAN in just two rack units, they provide a simple, cost effective hyper-converged solution for a wide variety of applications and workloads. VxRail Appliances deliver resiliency, QoS, and centralized management functionality enabling faster, better, and simpler management of consolidated workloads, virtual desktops, business-critical applications, and remote office infrastructure.

Also known as
VCE VxRail
VxRail customers

World Wide Technology Inc, Renault Sport Formula One Team, 8x8 Inc, Brownes, Canadian Pacific, Canopy, Denton, EDF, Unilin, Xerox

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