Dell PowerEdge VRTX vs Dell VxBlock System comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell PowerEdge VRTX
Ranking in Converged Infrastructure
1st
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
16
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Dell VxBlock System
Ranking in Converged Infrastructure
4th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
12
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Converged Infrastructure category, the mindshare of Dell PowerEdge VRTX is 21.6%, down from 26.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dell VxBlock System is 6.8%, down from 14.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Lakshmanan A - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 20, 2023
A very good online UI and fit for lower budgets but nodes don't sync with the server
Our company uses the solution for 15 mediums with virtual machines.  The online UI is very good in comparison to others.  The nodes should be synced with the server so that the solution can be used from the cloud when any or all nodes are down.  I have been using the solution for five years.…
SamuelOguta - PeerSpot reviewer
May 5, 2023
Can be deployed quickly, is easy to manage, and is stable and resilient
With respect to performance, support, and visibility for administration to know exactly what is happening, it's a fine solution. However, we are being forced to buy new equipment because Dell has said that they will not support the equipment we purchased only a year ago. Therefore, if you are considering Dell VxBlock System, you would need to make sure that you are clear on when the end of life will be for your equipment or when you may be forced to buy a new one because of the lack of support from Dell. The technology timeline is not very clear. In terms of the performance, resiliency, and the stability of the system alone, I would rate Dell VxBlock System at nine out of ten, but overall, I would rate it at eight out of ten because of the issues with disparate ownership of components and the unclear technology timelines.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"We now find that the solution is quite stable."
"In my view, the only aspect that could be enhanced in the Dell PowerEdge VRTX solution is the pricing. Apart from that, the overall performance and features of the solution are flawless."
"The security is very good on the solution."
"It is pretty easy to install."
"From a hardware perspective, it's interesting. The selling point of VRTX is that everything is built-in. For a small company that doesn't have a server room or the capabilities of hosting several servers, VRTX has four blades. The equivalent in regular server models would be four servers, which is a minimum of 4U, but it could easily be 8U, and then it would have storage. The storage is included inside the enclosure, and it would require a storage unit. It would also require connectivity, which would be ethernet or another protocol switch. From a software perspective, it's a little bit more integrated. You have an integrated way of managing the whole thing, including storage and networking. It has an internal network that can also be useful. I know for a fact that Dell is almost fazing out the product, and it is not that available anymore because it will just cannibalize their sales. They want to sell the more expensive stuff."
"We started off with a base because we started our infrastructure with Dell and we always propose or prefer Dell which is easier to manage the warranty than with different vendors."
"Dell PowerEdge VRTX supports a lot of memory which has allowed us to keep our system size smaller."
"The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box."
"In comparison to traditional file load systems, Dell VxBlock System can be deployed quickly and results in monthly cost savings."
"Integration with VMware and VMotion definitely brings a lot of value."
"With a converged infrastructure, it's easy to troubleshoot from network to server issues from a single point of reference."
"Its performance is very good."
"Virtual machines for the infrastructure."
"Good flexibility and speed."
"VxBlock has good performance, so that is an advantage."
"Good default features."
 

Cons

"VRTX is a bit simplified to the extent that it is a mainstream type of solution for small businesses. If a company needs a more complex solution or something that is a time saver or has more power or scalability, it is probably not the best solution. However, when a company grows and its needs grow, this type of environment can be definitely migrated towards a lab environment or pre-prod testing, not necessarily production. It can still have a second life for the other types of use."
"It would be better to have a compact version of this solution for customers that have a small office and don't require a proper data center with power or an industrial type HP."
"The problem is with our configuration. We know we can use PowerEdge for hyper-convergence if we have PowerEdge and configure vSAN. We will be able to achieve what VxRail is being able to provide, but we need to migrate it to a new infrastructure instead of changing our existing. It will be much more difficult for us."
"The nodes should be synced with the server so that the solution can be used from the cloud when any or all nodes are down."
"The scalability could be better."
"We've had general issues related to the solution being difficult."
"I'd like to be able to increase capacity."
"The storage can be improved."
"We are finding it a bit challenging in terms of the management of a specific VxBlock component. Currently, we have different units as a part of the block storage. We have one for Cisco equipment and one for Dell. When we have an issue in the infrastructure, Dell EMC VxBlock System should automatically detect it and send a notification to VC support, but, unfortunately, it is doing that only for one unit. It is not working for Cisco components. We have informed them about this area of improvement, and they are working on this. The way different parts are integrated should be improved. We should have one console to log in to see all the infrastructure in terms of each machine and hardware."
"Scalability is an area that needs to be improved."
"The consistency of disc quality could be improved."
"The solution could use a clearer description of working methods to tell people more about its use cases."
"This solution does not support Hyper-V, and we would like the new version to be supported and certified to work with Hyper-V."
"It's a good product but the price could be lowered. It's expensive."
"The only thing that I can say is when you procure the VxBlock, obviously you have to complete detailed questionnaires about your architecture including the configuration, et cetera. If you make a mistake on the implementation, then you need to rebuild the entire VxBlock. That is just a point of consideration rather than a flaw. You need to be absolutely sure and validate the upfront configuration information that you provide because your VxBlock comes delivered and built, according to that exact information."
"The hardware lifecycle is not documented very well. For example, now you can buy a piece of equipment, but you don't know if the hardware is going to be a team production next month or next year."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"This product is more reasonably-priced than similar solutions by HPE."
"On the scale of pricing, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I would rate it as a three. I am familiar with the overall cost, which involves licenses from Dell and VMware, among others, making it a combination of various license types."
"Fully configured, it costs about $50,000 or $55,000. I did purchase a used one or refurbished one. I have been very happy with it so far. Even if it is an older unit, it doesn't look like its age, and I would say it has been a great choice so far for me. Obviously, I would have thought twice if I had to pay for a brand new one because it is still an older technology with the risk of being discontinued. I talked to Dell, and they're still selling it, but they're not promoting it. They're promoting another line of products right now for hyper-converged, which are much more expensive."
"We are renewing the support and we are purchasing the license for the software."
"The solution is less expensive than competitors."
"The solution price of Dell PowerEdge VRTX could be reduced. However, when comparing the price of Dell PowerEdge VRTX to other solutions, such as HP and Lenovo, it was the best price for what they offer."
"We bought a license for seven years."
"We purchased this solution with a ten-year manufacturer warranty, and we have a three-year warranty with our local partner."
"Its price is high. That's why people are now moving to hyper-converge."
"Compared to other solutions, Dell VxBlock System is more expensive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Manufacturing Company
14%
Computer Software Company
14%
Government
10%
Educational Organization
6%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Government
12%
Computer Software Company
12%
Financial Services Firm
10%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell PowerEdge VRTX?
On the scale of pricing, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I would rate it as a three. I am familiar with the overall cost, which involves licenses from Dell and VMware, among others, making...
What do you like most about Dell EMC VxBlock System?
With a converged infrastructure, it's easy to troubleshoot from network to server issues from a single point of reference.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC VxBlock System?
Compared to other solutions, Dell VxBlock System is more expensive.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC VxBlock System?
The solution could use a clearer description of working methods to tell people more about its use cases.
 

Also Known As

No data available
VxBlock, VCE VxBlock System, Dell EMC VxBlock, VxBlock 1000
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

University of Dundee, GE Healthcare Japan
Atos, Canadian Pacific, IDS, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Switch, Xerox
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