We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Virtualize and VxRail based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about StarWind, Nutanix, Red Hat and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS).
"I like that it can virtualize more than three hundred storage providers."
"Compared to other storage vendors, the solution is quite convenient to use."
"We like the design and that it meets data storage needs."
"The ease of deployment and management of the solution are the most valuable aspects of the product."
"VxRail has improved our organization by providing our admin team with an easy-to-use interface."
"VxRail is an agile solution with easily scalable, simplify operations with software driven automation and lower operational cost."
"You don't need to think about compatibility of components."
"Valuable features for us are the VDI, UCC, and HCI."
"The compute is good and we have not had any issues with the vSAN."
"VxRail is a simple, efficient solution. It's easy to upgrade and scale the solution. If we increase our user base, we can easily scale it out. We have several thousand using it now."
"I would like to see more baseline replication and integration with the operating system between Vmware and IBMI."
"The solution could have a better built-in performance monitor."
"VxRail could improve by having domain protection."
"One area of the product that could be improved is the support."
"You cannot install another operating system such as Microsoft or Hyperflex or Nutanix. We have also had a hardware problem."
"This solution needs to have the capability where even older versions of hardware can be seamlessly utilized and additional expansion becomes so much easier."
"When it comes to maintenance, it takes 16 hours to upgrade a 12 node VxRail plus. This could be improved in the system."
"The upgrade packages require a lot of bandwidth. This could be reduced for an improved experience."
"They need to keep upgrading the environment and improving automation so that the solution keeps getting better and better."
"My customers want more storage for university databases."
IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a dependable solution that improves data value, security, and simplicity for new and existing storage infrastructure. Proven over 12 years in thousands of deployments, its innovative virtualization capabilities help organizations achieve better data economics by supporting new workloads that are critical to their success. IBM Spectrum Virtualize software helps make new and existing storage more effective and standardizes functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems for greater flexibility and potentially lower costs.
VxRail is a hyper-converged appliance based on VMware virtual SAN Software and is jointly engineered and built with VMware, for VMware, to enhance Vmware. VxRail software-defined architecture simplifies compute, storage, virtualization, and management. It will safeguard performance, reliability, and flexibility across your organization with a broad range of workloads and applications from business-critical to next-gen. With VxRail, you are covered.
VxRail is a single turn-key appliance that is a validated, fully integrated, pre-configured, pre-tested solution and offers non-disruptive scaling. Every node includes compute storage and IO. All-flash configurations can contain between 12-28 cores per node. The storage capacity options run from 7.6 TB to 19TB with either 256 GB or 512GB of memory. Hybrid appliances may have 6-20 cores per node, 3.6 TB to 10 TB of storage capacity, and 24GB to 256 GB of memory.
VxRail offers high availability fail-over, an active/active stretch cluster, and VSan Kernal integration. VxRail is a power-edged server with APIs built on automation. There are over 15 million different combinations of hardware available with VxRail. VxRail provides a simple, cost-effective solution that solves a large range of use cases. Additionally, you also get a mixed workloads automated system that is backed with fully automated system updates, and complete end-to-end lifecycle management all in a single two-rack appliance.
VxRail is a value-added suitable solution for distributed small to mid-sized enterprises, remote offices, private clouds, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). You choose the deployment option that best suits your organizational needs, from appliance to integrated rack offerings, with or without networking, and it will be delivered to you, ready to deploy out-of-box.
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Reviews from Real Users
VxRail is an all-in-one solution: "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."
VxRail is remarkable: “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…”
VxRail is a powerful performer: “...VxRail delivers a very high number of IOPS for a hybrid configuration or an all-flash configuration. The processors that are available in the Xeon family are very powerful. They are multi-core with typically 2 gigahertz, 2.4 gigahertz, or higher frequency, so the performance is very much appreciated.”
IBM Spectrum Virtualize is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews while VxRail is ranked 1st in HCI with 34 reviews. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is rated 9.0, while VxRail is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Virtualize writes "A highly scalable product that is relatively easy to use and set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VxRail writes "It's built on platforms that have been in the industry for more than 15 years, so it's very stable". IBM Spectrum Virtualize is most compared with Dell VPLEX, VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, DataCore SANsymphony and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, whereas VxRail is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Dell PowerFlex, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI).
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