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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Vasanth_Kumar
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
You don't have to worry too much about the hardware and you don't have to work on integrating a storage device. We instead have this as an all-in-one solution and everything is available as a box.
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Mina Magdy
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Equinox International
The cover points feature in VxRail is remarkable. It's unique. It has an intervention failover system as well as an automatic failover system, reaching clusters existing in VxRail. This makes all files act as a single file with a large and huge resource, and, of course, with customized administration, configuration, and resources. It provides automatic failover for redundancy and data recovery.
VxRail is very cost-effective and affordable in the long term. It is more recommended when it comes to financial life, but it may depend upon the license. VxRail comes with VMware licensing, which may not be that cost-effective as compared to others. With VMware, it's an auto check competition. VMware is an expensive solution, especially for Nutanix. Nutanix have their own hypervisor called Acronis, which is very cost-effective against the VMware. Nutanix is cheaper for the hardware but not for the software. If you ask the Nutanix partners to deploy Nutanix over Cisco servers or Dell EMC servers, the cost will be higher. Nutanix wants to compete financially. Therefore, they propose their software over the Supermicro server, which is a very cheap Chinese server. In fact, I don't like their terms of service. HyperFlex has the highest price, and it is very expensive. I don't know why. It may be because this is a UCS system, which comes from Cisco and is already expensive. When it comes to HyperFlex, they need the labor to deploy Hyper-V, Citrix, or any other hypervisor.
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Chris Bujak
VDI SysAdmin/Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
I like the managed updates. They are really nice in VxRail. Everything comes packaged and the updates are much easier than with other solutions that I've had to work with.
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reviewer1308753
Data Center Team Lead at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
This is a good solution for medium-sized installations especially when it will be coupled with VMware.
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Jason Weber
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The solution is perfect for the lifecycle management of hardware.
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reviewer1067061
Information Technology Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
For me, the most valuable feature is in relation to the software updates.
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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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reviewer1029573
IT Technical Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is very good. We haven't had any issues at all. There aren't bugs or glitches. There aren't system crashes or anything of that nature.
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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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Vasanth_Kumar
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Right now, it's difficult for a non-technical person to participate in using the product. It could be made more consumer-friendly.
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Mina Magdy
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Equinox International
If they can provide deduplication compression through the traditional hard drives, as Cisco does in the HyperFlex system, it will be very cost-effective, especially when it comes to archiving workload. VxRail doesn't allow the mixing of old flash clusters and hyper clusters. When I'm starting with an old flash cluster and it comes to archiving workload, I will also need to attend the new cluster. So, I either manage two different clusters, or I pay and upload my work with the archiving mobile hard drive, which is not cost-effective at all. The main key is to allow mixing between two types of clustering, like Nutanix, or allow deduplication of completion over the period of shared hard drive on SAV. It will be much better.
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Chris Bujak
VDI SysAdmin/Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
The requirements need improvement. Some of the managers of VMs are a little sensitive to where they need to be placed in the environment and what names they need to have. I would like a little more control over that so that it fits into our naming scheme and it fits our organizational structure within vSphere.
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reviewer1308753
Data Center Team Lead at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
There is a limitation on the number of nodes.
Troubleshooting can be a little more difficult than legacy systems.
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Jason Weber
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The licensing costs are too expensive. They should work on their pricing model.
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reviewer1067061
Information Technology Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
There could be better documentation and they should allow everyone to access the simulator.
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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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reviewer1029573
IT Technical Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It should not be deployed on one hypervisor. There should be multiple hypervisors supported like Hyper-V or KVM.
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Learn what your peers think about VxRail. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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