VxRail Pros and Cons

VxRail Pros

Engineer0221
Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the fact that the storage is integrated with the VxRail so I don't have to go in between systems when I have to monitor my storage.
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Managing56d7
Managing Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like the new releases that Dell EMC is doing with VMware. They are allowing for flexibility across the hybrid cloud. This allows organizations to use containers and to be able to move into the public cloud, but also not have lock-in. They can come back to the private cloud when they want to, so it's creating a lot of flexibility across the stack.
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UnitManae381
Unit Manager & Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature in the VxRail solution is the software that binds the management portal and its ease of use of managing the environment. The guys don't have to worry about getting multiple solutions specialist. You can have one person looking at and managing the whole environment.
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DanRogers
Solutions Architect
It gives us tons of flexibility. We can create new machines, then destroy them if they don't work out. We test a lot of use cases that may or may not play out. We can build all types of scenarios into virtual machines that we may or may not use. If we don't use them, we just turn them off, no using up resources.
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Chris-Stanley
IT Manager at Celtic Manor Resort
There is no in-depth config involved nor third-party needed, saving us time and money.
This product has given us clear visibility into what we need technology-wise to grow.
RecoverPoint give us peace of mind knowing any corruption or server issue can be rectified very quickly, making sure the business impact is minimal.
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Principa0cc5
Principal at Austin Tovey Ltd
It's a turnkey solution, which is good for customers, because they are buying into stability.
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Enterpri68a5
Enterprise Architect at Unisys
It is truly a hyper-converged infrastructure, so everything is there together.
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Eric Meiser
Senior Consultant at SoftEd Systems
I can roll out the system in thirty minutes and the customer can work with it.
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Ravindran Seeni
Head of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is a single vendor with the hardware, software, and maintenance. Thus, there is a single vendor with whom we can contact.
It is scalable. When you are buying it, you have to buy a minimum of three nodes. After that, if you want to add more nodes, you can buy can buy them. You can also add-on additional compute and storage.
The technical support is very helpful and answers questions whenever we have issues with the product.
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LeadServ9aa9
Lead Service Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is its high performance.
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VxRail Cons

Engineer0221
Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
The only issue which is every now and again is that when you log in it will tell you that there's an issue with VxRail when there actually isn't. All that's required is a refresh or reload. The solution itself works but you may get some bad reports every now and again. Probably once every couple of months; there is no effect to the solution's capabilities.
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Managing56d7
Managing Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It still has some maturity to grow. It needs to be more tightly integrated with its own family of products. It has shown that it is open with the other products within the market, through its stack, but it needs to have the proof in the market (with use-cases), and it has to have the scalability with the integration.
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UnitManae381
Unit Manager & Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a hardware and software perspective, there could be an improvement in the sales cycle, as there is a lot of hoops to go through to get pricing on a solution.
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DanRogers
Solutions Architect
I would like them to include an easier solution to host its own DNS. When they changed to version 6.5, they took out the easy features of letting the rail be its own DNS. You can still trick the system and make the VxRail Manager another one of the rail-required VMs become the DNS, but it's a lot of extra work. I'd like to see it put back into the UI.
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Chris-Stanley
IT Manager at Celtic Manor Resort
The initial setup between the different Dell departments is fragmented. The engineers who come to rack/stack and do the initial config should be trained on all the areas and work with the different Dell departments whilst they are onsite to give a smoother install and better experience for customer.
At present, VxRail is a hyperconverged state of the art product being installed in a legacy way. We need hyperconverged install teams.
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Principa0cc5
Principal at Austin Tovey Ltd
I would like it to tier to the cloud effectively, making sure that cold data can be pushed out to some sort of Bitbucket.
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Enterpri68a5
Enterprise Architect at Unisys
I would like better integration with VCF from VMware, which is the Cloud Foundation tool set, so we can easily provision servers very quickly.
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Eric Meiser
Senior Consultant at SoftEd Systems
I would like to see integration with vCenter if possible.
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Ravindran Seeni
Head of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They should add automation and activation going forward.
Next release, we would like to see online applications.
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LeadServ9aa9
Lead Service Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
There are still some features which aren't built into Cisco, like virtualized networking, that use its applications. However, these can be purchased through another product as an additional licensing cost to us.
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