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We performed a comparison between Dell VxBlock System and IBM VersaStack based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Converged Infrastructure solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Dell VxBlock System vs. IBM VersaStack report (Updated: September 2022).
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    Also Known As
    VxBlock, VCE VxBlock System, Dell EMC VxBlock, VxBlock 1000
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    VxBlock and Vblock Systems simplify all aspects of IT and enable organizations to achieve better business outcomes faster. Seamlessly integrating enterprise-class compute, network, storage and virtualization technologies from industry leaders Cisco, Dell EMC, and VMware, VxBlock and Vblock Systems, powered by Intel Xeon processors, deliver the world's most advanced converged infrastructure: engineered, manufactured, managed, supported and sustained as one, allowing you to focus on your business.

    The Dell EMC Converged Systems portfolio offers choice, flexibility, and reliability for accelerating IT transformation - VxBlock System offers additional levels of flexibility with a choice of network virtualization from VMware NSX or Cisco ACI.

    Dell EMC VxBlock System Will Help You:

    • Protect and consolidate your high-value workloads
    • Deliver cloud operations faster
    • Simplify life cycle management
    • Simplify operations 
    • Modernize IT
    • Protect critical business data

    With Dell EMC VxBlock System You Can:

    • Automate key processes
    • Move to a VMware-based private or hybrid cloud model
    • Gain ongoing validation for technologies across the stack
    • Mix and match SAN/LAN switches, different storage arrays, blade and rack servers, and more
    • Reduce patching and upgrade efforts using a turnkey system 

    Dell EMC VxBlock System Features:

    • Native data protection: Dell EMC’s data protection suite includes backup and recovery, centralized management, and replication.
    • Cisco C-Series servers: Dell EMC VxBlock System is now integrated with Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers, including the C220 and C240 in the M4 and M5 server lines. 
    • Server scalability boost: You can increase server scalability by approximately 56%. 
    • Storage mix: Dell EMC’s VxBlock System gives you the ability to mix four different types of storage arrays (Unity, VMAX, XtremIO, Isilon). It also includes multiple all-flash storage options (Unity 350F, 350F, 550F, 650F), and more.
    • Data center efficiency: The solution simplifies lifecycle assurance - which reduces time spent managing upgrades - and it can also reduce rack space and lower power costs.
    • Simpler RCM compliance: You will have simpler RCM compliance and your upgrades will feature an RCM dashboard showing the release level status of all components; You will also have access to RCM compliance score, RCM summary and detail reports, and RCM pre-positioning.
    • Deep CI context KPI metrics This feature includes capacity reporting and performance analytics with historical perspective.
    • Advanced, real-time CI-level alerting Dell EMC VxBlock System’s alerting feature includes operational state alerts, performance alerts, call home alerts, custom alerts and alert forwarding.

    Dell EMC VxBlock System Benefits:

    • Manage more efficiently 
    • Reduce operational risk 
    • Simplify upgrades and assure compliance
    • Focus more on added-value projects
    • Be more agile 
    • Reduce OPEX
    • Proactively manage workload health
    • Improve capacity planning 
    • Resolve incidents and problems faster

    Reviews from Real Users:

    “It's a highly optimized piece of equipment that doesn't give us any problems." - Architect at a manufacturing company 

    "It's at least 99 percent problem-free because it's factory-built. So from an informational point of view, everyone trusts that VxBlock has been tested well at the factory and has been configured to their requirements.” - General Manager, Enterprise Technical Solution at a tech services company

    "The monitoring and management parts are the most valuable. Monitoring is specifically valuable because you have one console to monitor everything. This console is called Vision.” - Data center Manager at a financial services firm

    VersaStack is a converged infrastructure solution of network, compute and storage designed for quick deployment and rapid time to value. The solution includes Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure together with IBM software- defined storage solutions to deliver extraordinary levels of agility and efficiency. VersaStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks application guides for faster infrastructure delivery as well as workload/ application deployment.

    Designed for dynamic organizations that want to accelerate business growth while reducing costs, VersaStack incorporates IBM all-flash as well as hybrid storage technologies into the “single pane of glass” management environment provided by Cisco UCS Director. The solution offers quick deployment and execution of business applications—with the versatility to adapt as business priorities change. Providing an IT infrastructure that is easy, efficient and versatile, VersaStack helps accelerate data center infrastructure deployment and helps efficiently manage information and resources amid business change.

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    Sample Customers
    Atos, Canadian Pacific, IDS, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Switch, Xerox
    Newhall Hospital, Medicat, JJ Haines, Sigmax
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Dell VxBlock System is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews while IBM VersaStack is ranked 10th in Converged Infrastructure. Dell VxBlock System is rated 7.6, while IBM VersaStack is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell VxBlock System writes "Highly optimized equipment that increases efficiencies and is very stable". On the other hand, Dell VxBlock System is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, Dell Vscale Architecture, FlexPod and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, whereas IBM VersaStack is most compared with .

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