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Rodney Barnhardt
Real User
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… 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… 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… more»

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

At the time, VMware licensing was purchased separately. I have heard that now it is offered as part of the appliance. There is a permanent vSAN… more»

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

No, we did not have any previous HCI installations.
Chris-Stanley
Real User
IT Manager at Celtic Manor Resort
Nov 12 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… 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 (ESRS Team, onsite deployment team, RecoverPoint… more»

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

Compare it to what you spent on your last solution. Look at other costs: Power, IT staff, time to manage the system, cost… more»

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

We switched from converged to HCI for the ease of management and business growth.

What other advice do I have?

* Look at your pain points. * Look at where your business is and where it is going. * Look at the time currently invested… more»
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Ravindran Seeni
Real User
Head of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 12 2018

How has it helped my organization?

With VxRail, there is a single vendor with the hardware, software, and maintenance. Thus, there is a single vendor with whom we can contact. With other products of HPE, you have to… more»

What needs improvement?

* They should add automation and activation going forward. * VxRail is missing some of the features that Nutanix has in its product. * Next release, we would like to see online… more»

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

Compare the VxRail product to Nutanix. Nutanix has more features, but its pricing is higher.

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Stability * Scalability * Technical background of the company * Price.
Muhammad Adel
Real User
Infrastructure Senior Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Nov 14 2017

What is most valuable?

vSAN: It is the most valuable Software Defined Storage ever to manage all storage workloads, and also offers high… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With SSD cache managed by vSAN technology, all servers have a much faster experience.

What needs improvement?

It still has compatibility issues with the latest version of VMware vSphere 6.5. In fact, we spend around six months… more»

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

Most of hyper-converged solutions require additional licenses for the virtualization layer (like VMware). Nutanix, for… more»

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

I used to use traditional infrastructure (blade servers and SAN storage). I switched for scalability and for the… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is good choice if you are looking for flexibility and scalability for the future.
Frankie Youngblood
Real User
Systems / Security Administrator with 51-200 employees
Jun 03 2018

What is most valuable?

Its ease of administration is extremely valuable. It allows me to make better use of my time for other tasks instead of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It makes for easier deployments through automation and improved accessibility.

What needs improvement?

It needs faster deployment of security patches. Dell EMC is already improving its patching method, but faster security… more»

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

Be mindful of your storage needs now and for the future.

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

We previously used traditional storage and compute. We switched because we needed a single pane of glass for… more»

What other advice do I have?

You should make use of all the products available within the solution.
KarimHamdy
User
Data Center Engineer with 51-200 employees
Jan 20 2019

What do you think of VxRail?

What is our primary use case?

A hyper-converged solution, for SME and entry-level business, easy and fast to deploy and can be used for many use cases.

How has it helped my organization?

Better performance, smaller footprint, lower heat, and power dissipation, faster to deploy and easier to manage.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: vSAN DRS FT Unicast network Power consumption rate Orchestration HA Disk groups concept.

What needs improvement?

Networking to be included A single upgrade button for all the environment including network resources.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

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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.

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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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