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  • "It's expensive, but when you pay for enterprise support and enterprise products, you have to pay the big bucks."
  • "In terms of the cost, the last bill I saw was about $3.5 million, from the latest contract. That might have been for a five-year contract."
  • "The pricing and licensing are quite expensive. However, compared to other solutions, it is okay."
  • "Licensing can be interesting with the new version because of the Intersight integration. I don't know what that looks like yet. I have seen some of the different licensing models, but with the new purchasing, all customers are going to have to buy some sort of Intersight licensing with the Blades or FlexPod. I am curious to see how that option shakes out. Previous to the UCS X-Series, the licensing was the same."
  • "Pricing is always tough. We need to get to a point where the customer's happy. Then, as partners, we are also happy."
  • "Overall, the solution works pretty well. The biggest complaint I have from customers is the cost."
  • "We definitely saw a lot of operational cost savings using FlexPod. As far as capital outlay goes, that was a little bit too much for us to swallow and we weren't able to recognize enough savings in that area to afford it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Vscale's scalability is super good. Vscale's scalability, manageability, and performance are all three areas that I emphasize when I sell Vscale Architectures to the customer.
    Top Answer:We evaluate availability, manageability, performance, and scalability. These four factors are what we use to create a design for a customer. Apart from that an odd out cost is also a factor when it… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of what could be improved, I particularly think the scope of automation is very much limited. So they should introduce some more STK's and APIs for automation first thing. Secondly, in terms… more »
    Top Answer:It definitely streamlined operations. TCO-wise, it reduced cabling in the architecture. So, there has definitely been some savings. There have been a lot of reductions in the IT admin's time: reduced… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing can be interesting with the UCS refresh because of Intersight integration (IMM) and SaaS, connected virtual machine or private virtual machine. I have seen some of the different licensing… more »
    Top Answer:The traditional UCS Blades do not take much storage internally. You would be challenged to create an HCI (Hype converged Infrastructure) solution on FlexPod / UCS or any other solution that pools… more »
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    Dell EMC Vscale Architecture is a modular, pre-engineered architecture for modern, scalable, and flexible data centers to meet evolving workload demands and support digital transformation of businesses.

    It combines the market-leading Dell EMC portfolio of converged infrastructure systems with pools of compute, storage, and data protection resources; a common network fabric; a common layer of management software; and a path for further data center transformation through integration with existing legacy IT investments.

    The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk.

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    Sample Customers
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    University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Construction Company5%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Company Size
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Converged Infrastructure
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FlexPod, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others in Converged Infrastructure. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell Vscale Architecture is ranked 9th in Converged Infrastructure while FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 12 reviews. Dell Vscale Architecture is rated 0.0, while FlexPod is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of FlexPod writes "Integrates everything so you are using fewer tools". Dell Vscale Architecture is most compared with Dell VxBlock System and Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC Series, whereas FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Dell PowerFlex.

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