2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering VxRail?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering VxRail, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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RS
Global Virtualization & Cloud Engineer III at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T20:09:26Z
May 3, 2022

I would advise those considering this solution to take a closer look at their workload and design clusters needed to meet that workload. Typically it is easy to deploy large clusters and it becomes tedious to maintain a large cluster. Scaling back on the number and nodes in the cluster is something I would recommend considering during implementation. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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Mukesh Choithani - PeerSpot reviewer
AVP-Datacenter Practice at Galaxy Office Automation Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-05T11:14:41Z
Apr 5, 2022

My advice to others is to update the VxRail because they release patches and updates frequently. I rate VxRail a seven out of ten.

Letarik Terefe - PeerSpot reviewer
Software System Team Leader at Ethiopian Roads Authority
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-05T10:13:12Z
Apr 5, 2022

I recommend this solution, it's a good product. We recommend it to our customers. I rate this solution nine out of 10.

EO
Senior Systems Engineer at Dimension Data
MSP
Top 5
2022-03-22T06:54:35Z
Mar 22, 2022

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate VxRail a seven out of ten.

Johan Malan - PeerSpot reviewer
System administrator at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-21T14:13:54Z
Feb 21, 2022

My advice to others would be not to attempt to fix issues yourself and let Dell look after them. I rate VxRail a nine out of ten.

AV
Director at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-24T18:17:59Z
Jan 24, 2022

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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KP
Director of Technology at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2022-01-23T17:02:00Z
Jan 23, 2022

First and foremost, I would advise people to purchase this solution mainly for the simplicity of the system. And it's all managed in one place, which is nice compared to Nutanix where you had to administrate multiple places. And, the support now is very good.

MS
Senior Manager Information System Administration at Agro Tech Foods Limited
Real User
2022-01-23T17:01:54Z
Jan 23, 2022

I would rate this solution 10 out of 10. Just buying the product is not important, along with solution on-time support is very crucial for Business-critical applications. We are using Dell products, solutions and services from more than 10years. From my experience with Dell, their technology, support and services which plays a critical role to select Dell as our products and solution vendor.

MG
Account Executive at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
MSP
2022-01-13T14:24:05Z
Jan 13, 2022

The VxRail is a very powerful and capable tool. 


Like for every tool, having a good strategy to implement the cluster, applying the workloads and maintaining the environment is the key. 

KE
Cyber Security Analyst at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-01-04T21:01:08Z
Jan 4, 2022

We're just a customer and an end-user. It's a very stable system. It's very easy to use. You just need one desktop for control over all the items of the system. As of now, it's been problem-free. I would rate the solution at a ten out of ten.

Igor Zheltukhin - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Engineer at IBS Platformix
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-27T20:08:00Z
Dec 27, 2021

For someone that does not want to think too much about the compatibility of components and VMware, VxRail is better than pure vSAN. Make sure you have a good network specialist, specifically in VMware, on your team.

IM
Sales Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-01T12:06:00Z
Dec 1, 2021

I would recommend this product to other users.

RJ
Availability Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-25T15:02:54Z
Nov 25, 2021

I rate VxRail nine out of 10. VxRail is well-positioned in the hyperconverged infrastructure segment, but I still think there is a place in the market for Nutanix.

GZ
Station Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-11-23T20:35:53Z
Nov 23, 2021

I rate VxRail eight out of 10. It's a good solution compared to the three-tier architecture, especially for companies that need educational sector services for VDI solutions. It's better to base this on Dell EMC. In the computer, this three-tier architecture is like a docking sensor in your box solutions to use, implement, and manage.

MT
Co Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-02T18:35:00Z
Nov 2, 2021

I would give this solution a 9 out of 10. VxRail isn't for a small company. If you need less than five servers, you could technically use it, but there are probably other solutions that are cheaper. A classic solution for a small customer is cheaper than other convergence solutions. In my mind, the hyper-convergence solution is a requirement only for a great company. If you are a small Italian company that isn't going to scale up for a few years, it's very difficult to afford the price, and you might have a problem with technical knowledge as well because your normal technicians won't be able to assist in other convergence solutions if you have an issue. In this case, we prefer traditional systems over VxRail to give the client the correct stability and simple management.

BH
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-16T11:42:31Z
Oct 16, 2021

The only advice that I would give to those wanting to implement VxRail is to make sure that they look at what comes with the VxRail package. For example, Dell offers vRealize, which is not private cloud. They mistakenly will say that it is for private cloud but all vRealize offers are lifecycle management, the ability to do costing, and everything between public cloud and a private cloud. They will tell you that you have to buy VMware Tanzu in order to get the private cloud features. When they initially sell VxRail as hyper-converged infrastructure, they also sell it as your private cloud but there is no private cloud functionality. You have to build that on. I rate VxRail a ten out of ten.

AH
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-23T23:43:20Z
Sep 23, 2021

On a scale from one to ten, I would give VxRail a seven.

AA
ICT Business Solution Architect at Cloud Technology
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-21T16:56:24Z
Sep 21, 2021

I always recommend VxRail because of their scalability and flexibility, but sometimes the cost creates a barrier with the client. All of our clients who have chosen VxRail are happy with it, it's just the cost that's an issue. I rate the solution nine out of 10.

SY
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-10T14:22:18Z
Sep 10, 2021

We're customers and end-users. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been happy with its capabilities. I would recommend the solution to other users and organizations.

PM
Quadria Rouen Agency Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-02T12:03:46Z
Sep 2, 2021

The solution is deployed mostly on-cloud, although some of the bigger environments prefer do so on-premises. I would recommend this solution to others. I do not know the exact number of customers who are using the solution. I believe this number to be 15 or 20 in France, although there are more who use the SimpliVity solutions because of the lower price. I rate VxRail as an eight or nine out of ten.

YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-24T15:04:49Z
Jul 24, 2021

I'm a customer and an end-user. I'd recommend this solution to others. It has a lot going for it in that the performance is good and it's reliable. They have great after-sales support and is generally easy to maintain. However, it is a very expensive option and a company needs to be prepared for the price tag. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten, however, if the pricing was a bit more reasonable, I would rate it higher. Overall, I'm very impressed with the product.

VS
Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-19T08:25:29Z
Jun 19, 2021

We support 200 users. VxRail performs well in the VDI environment. We feel it to be a good solution. I rate VxRail as a ten out of ten.

Tin Htut Soe - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at Pun Hlaing Hospital
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-22T15:17:50Z
May 22, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. This solution is for people who want to simplify the whole virtual data center. Initially, if you want to use virtual data center, you need to buy hardware and the license separately. After combining everything together, if anything happened to each product, you need to do a lot of troubleshooting and communicate with different parties . With this solution, it is quite straightforward. You can have a deployment team come and install it for you within a week if you provide the correct configuration. This will save you a lot of time. I rate VxRail an eight out of ten.

AA
System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-19T15:56:00Z
Apr 19, 2021

I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Ahmed Gamil - PeerSpot reviewer
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-06T15:34:19Z
Apr 6, 2021

One of the issues I come across when we implement the solution is our customer's technical team do not have the knowledge of VMware and the technical operational components. They need to be trained very well before they start using the solution. If you are wanting to improve your data centers this solution is one small box that can be used in a data center providing low power consumption and requiring minimal administration. You are almost able to combine all the business into one. I rate VxRail a ten out of ten.

JO
General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-03T05:39:21Z
Mar 3, 2021

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give VxRail a rating of nine. It's a good solution.

Ghulam Mustafa - PeerSpot reviewer
BT Area Champion/Trainer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-20T03:36:47Z
Feb 20, 2021

VxRail is the product of Dell, with both hardware and software combined together. It's a very good product. We bought this VxRail for our VMware-certified applications. Those applications only run on VMware-certified systems. That's why we procured VxRail. Otherwise, we have Hyper-V as well, Microsoft Hyper-V. Hyper-V is an American-based company, which always offers hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. On Edge we are using Hyper-V, It is also a software-defined box. We have our own private Cloud as well for converged infrastructure. We have the Lenovo Blade series and the external storage is connected to the chassis which we are using for our surrounding applications. This is our private Cloud. It is also on Microsoft Hyper-V. We aren't using the latest version of the solution. We are using the version before. Overall, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been very happy with it.

Slava Mislivets - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at CSL Behring
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-20T01:23:04Z
Feb 20, 2021

If you're interested in using VxRail, use your judgment. There are multiple solutions and all of them are geared toward different use cases. Some people will prefer HyperFlex, others will prefer to go with Nutanix, VxRail, or, for god's sake, vSAN ReadyNodes. VxRail has some limitations. For me, it's limited from doing what it's supposed to do because it's provided by VxRail — it's automated and orchestrated by VxRail. For example, I cannot use VMware Update Manager. I have to use a bundle, which is produced by Dell, and usually, they are at least a month to a month and a half behind VMware. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give VxRail a rating of eight.

MH
Senior Engineer at ENPPI
Real User
2021-02-19T13:34:45Z
Feb 19, 2021

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Ahmet Gul - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-02-19T13:21:15Z
Feb 19, 2021

I rate VxRail a seven out of ten.

ManuelIglesias - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Open group
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-10T19:50:00Z
Feb 10, 2021

My advice to other people looking to implement VxRail is that it is a very nice solution. It's an integrated solution so we don't have to jump into several providers because it is only one point of contact. We don't have to call VMware or another vendor. We only have one point of contact. On a scale of one to ten, I would give VxRail a nine.

Paulo Henrique Cruz Da Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Arquiteto de infraestrutura at Raizen
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-28T15:58:54Z
Jan 28, 2021

We're a customer of Dell. We have knowledge about the VMware solution. With VxRail, we will be increasing our knowledge. Therefore, we're expecting to improve our internal solutions and the overall solutions for our internal consumers. While we haven't implemented it yet, we're expecting it will improve our environment a lot. We're excited to be working with it. Overall, from what I have seen so far, I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

Alok Ranjan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-25T16:54:00Z
Jan 25, 2021

I would definitely recommend VxRail. But again, it depends upon the use cases. If they have a big data center, then you have to look for some other version of VxRail, maybe VxBlock, but for normal sites, for a small manufacturing R&D site, or for remote sites, they may go with VxRail. On a scale of one to ten, I would give VxRail a nine out of 10.

JD
MAM Support Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-15T13:05:38Z
Jan 15, 2021

I rate VxRail a seven out of ten.

EMANUEL CORDEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at CIALNE
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-14T22:04:36Z
Jan 14, 2021

Overall, this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

IA
Information Technology Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-08T21:40:19Z
Jan 8, 2021

I would absolutely recommend VxRail. From my previous experience, and because I work with a wide range of technical engineers, compared to other products, this solution offers a solid hardware performance. Generally, we look for value combined with price. If you're able to find a better solution, it will also come at a higher cost. Considering the range of prices overall, Dell is the best — my first choice. You can go for a premium version, but there will be an additional cost. For example, you can go for NetApp, which is better hardware, but the price is higher. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give VxRail a rating of six.

FreddyGonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization Engineer, SME at Dawson Federal
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-14T20:07:19Z
Dec 14, 2020

In my previous deployment, there were a couple of things that I identified as needing improvement. I believe they were addressed on the new version of their software because, in the previous deployment, I wasn't using the latest version. Apparently, VMware came out with VCF 4.1, and Dell came out with a newer iteration. At this point, I'm hoping that the stuff is fixed. Once I start working with the newest version, I'll see what new features I would like to see in the next one. My advice for anybody looking into implementing VxRail is to read the documentation and do the virtual labs that they have. Repeat them over and over before deploy it on the actual system that they are going to deploy to avoid having to take everything down and redo it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

AV
Deputy Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-12-11T13:26:00Z
Dec 11, 2020

I would recommend VxRail, it works for most of the use cases. It is good to understand you can't have 100% of all the applications installed. It's never possible with a product like this. At the end of the day, it's a good solution. Whenever there is a need for IT infrastructure requirements, you can definitely consider VxRail. If there are very specific requirements or things that are very specific to traditional infrastructure, they can go with that, or for intensive cloud-native applications, they can go with cloud. VxRail comes in the middle. It can extend to use all the applications but do have a proper study to get the right solution for you. I rate VxRail an eight out of ten.

DK
MIS Manager at Misr Glass Manufacturing
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-09T16:10:00Z
Dec 9, 2020

I would recommend this product, we have another site that we need to replace the data center and we will implement the same solution. I would rate VxRail nine out of ten.

Rodrigo Pavao - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Hardlink
Reseller
Top 5
2020-11-26T13:09:49Z
Nov 26, 2020

We're a reseller of the product. We work with different versions including CEs, PCEs, FCEs. What we use depends on the customer's needs. In most cases, we have sold VxRail to clients as it is cheaper than other options on the market and it's also a good way to consolidate support to one vendor. I'd advise that those considering the solution make sure they size everything appropriately. We've been quite pleased with the product. On a scale from one to ten, I'd give it a perfect ten.

Thiago Souza - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Net Place
MSP
Top 5
2020-11-25T06:27:45Z
Nov 25, 2020

I would recommend VxRail because is simple to use and administer. It just saves time in deploying the platform. Most of the teams are already able to use VMs and have experience with that. You just have to improve a little bit of storage knowledge. It is not very much different, and you don't have to learn a whole new platform. It is easy, and you should use it. I would rate VxRail a nine out of ten. It is a very good platform.

CJ
Network Admin at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-24T11:25:20Z
Nov 24, 2020

We're just customers. We don't have a professional relationship with the company. If an organization is considering implementing the solution, I would advise they get some help doing so, unless they have the correct staff in house that can handle it, or they are very concerned about getting outside help for some reason. The technician that helped us got right through it. I would have been hard-pressed to get the implementation done on my own. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten. Aside from the one issue we had at the beginning with the update confusion, it's been very good.

it_user1064505 - PeerSpot reviewer
VDI SysAdmin/Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-20T17:06:20Z
Nov 20, 2020

We're just a customer. We're running an ESX 6.7. We're running the latest version of VxRail manager, but we're not running the latest version of ESX or V share. It can do for us. We want other people to find the bugs first. My advice to other companies is to learn and ask lots of questions. Make sure that you understand the solution at the outset. Make sure the networking team is solid. Any hyper-converged solution like VxRail should rely on the network more than a traditional environment. You need to make sure your networking team is involved from the beginning. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. VSN has come a long way, which is what the shell is based on for storage and the rest of the components are standard vSphere. You manage everything through the same vSphere interface. You're not using a different interface and it's fairly easy to maintain when you have problems. If you have problems, you will need to call tech support. They will have to walk you through it because it is a new thing for most people. That's why I recommend learning about the solution straight away.

Paulo Xavier - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Manager at LTA-RH Informatica
Reseller
Top 10
2020-11-17T18:28:27Z
Nov 17, 2020

We're a reseller. We sell the solution to our clients. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. It might be the latest, which is the most likely. We launch the solution on-premises in order to launch a private cloud. Overall, I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

Vasanth_Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-11-07T15:50:23Z
Nov 7, 2020

We're just a customer. We don't have a relationship with Dell. We just procured the latest version of the solution. When we decided on our requirements, we had multiple calls with Dell and the attorneys to ensure that we received what we needed. Apart from choosing various generations or various models on VxRail boxes, we also took to deep dive into the actual configuration on each processor to understand how much memory to use. It's easier if you have a technical professional on your side when you're dealing with Dell. I'm a technical person, so I could get into the weeds with them. If you are a company without the technical expertise, you're going to run into a bit of trouble as you won't necessarily understand the product or the technical aspects that are being discussed. I would advise organizations considering implementing the solution to choose your partner really carefully. Ask questions like how many engineers do they have and find out how transparent they are about how they handle the process. I'd look at at least two potential partners and compare their capability and expertise. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

BK
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-02T06:13:00Z
Nov 2, 2020

I would rate VxRail a seven out of ten. If the performance was improved, it would get a higher rating.

Adeel  Akhtar - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Datacenter at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
Aug 23, 2020

VxRail is a good solution, but it all depends on your strategy. We could build our own VMware cluster by buying a separate product. Technically, I could purchase a server and then built my own solution, but with VxRail, everything comes in one box, including licensing, Dell EMC and VMware — It's nice and simple. Although, if an organization wants to buy a hypervisor layer on Microsoft, then that's another story. There are many solutions available for this, including Cisco, which uses Unity to provide a hypervisor layer. HyperGrid uses Windows 2016 on its host operating system. It all comes down to your strategy and roadmap. You need to select your hypervisor first. If you go with VMware, then VxRail is a great choice; however, if you're not using a VMware hypervisor, then there are many other options to choose from. On a scale from one to ten, I would give VxRail a rating of nine, simply because there is always room for improvement.

Mina Magdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Equinox International
Real User
2020-08-20T07:50:00Z
Aug 20, 2020

I would rate VxRail an eight out of ten. They should allow the deduplication compression over the hard drives and mixing of the hyper and the old flash clusters.

Suraj Godar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sn. Eng Infrastructure Solution at UBG
Real User
2020-08-04T07:26:16Z
Aug 4, 2020

Given the overall product, I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

HE
Data Center Team Lead at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-08-02T08:16:49Z
Aug 2, 2020

I recommend VxRail as a solution especially for those using legacy services. We often recommend VxRail over other competitors. The only exception really is if the customer does not want Dell computing resources. For example, the client may have another vendor they tend to use. So if everything they have is HP they may like to have an HP solution. If they are using Cisco, they may want a Cisco solution. Those are the only times that we will not go with suggesting VXRail. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate the VXRail solution as an eight-out-of-ten.

RW
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-22T08:17:31Z
Jul 22, 2020

I'd recommend the solution. The big advantage of the VxRail is the one-click update. If you are using, let's say HP or Fujitsu, and use the standard VSAM cluster, then you have to update the virtual center, you have to update the host, you have to update the VSAM, you have to update drivers, etc. You also have to consider the HCL, whether the driver fits to that new VM version. For example, let's say from the customer side when they are working with the solution, there's no big difference whether the user is working with VxRail or the VSAM cluster. However, when you look at it from a maintenance and updating perspective, the VxRail really offers a superior system. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. The product is almost perfect. It really does fit the needs of our customers.

JW
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-22T08:17:31Z
Jul 22, 2020

We're a partner with Dell VMware. VxRail is a part of Dell. I largely just sell and set up the solutions; I don't use the solution regularly myself. It's an amazing product overall. This solution definitely requires an organization to plan everything out correctly. You need to map out your networking, understand what your resource utilization is going to be, make sure you get the right amount of RAM and storage on the host, and then also understand the impact to your licensing costs for Microsoft. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I would give it perfect marks if it wasn't so expensive.

HB
IT Technical Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2020-07-08T09:01:02Z
Jul 8, 2020

We are a gold platinum partner for Dell EMC. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. I'd recommend the solution, however, it really depends on the company's requirements. If someone mentions having already used VxRail and not wanting to go with another hypervisor, the best recommendation from my side is to still go with VxRail. With VxRail, they have ample VMware so there's no issue with an upgrade or anything of that nature. However, on the other hand, if you're going with something like and Acropolis hypervisor, which is both free and a Nutanix solution, and if you are a new organization that doesn't want to invest much, then I would suggest going with something like Nutanix instead. This is due to the fact that the Acropolis hypervisor has all kinds of features. It's very important for any smaller firm if they don't want to invest too much on the hardware, to go with Nutanix as it could be more affordable as a free solution.

Rajith Attupurath - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network & System Administrator at UOWD
Real User
2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
Jun 15, 2020

My advice to anyone looking to get VxRail is to really understand your use case because from our experience this solution doesn't fit certain use cases. So clearly defining your use case is very important when you're choosing VxRail. The product was good, but as I said, it's not really flexible with different use cases. That was a lesson we learned from buying VxRail. It's not meant for all use cases, it is only meant for specific ones, which is why we had to switch. It's difficult for it to adapt. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate VxRail a seven.

NH
Managing Director at Accenture
Real User
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

The first thing they should do is look at their overall enterprise architecture. Don't immediately follow the advice and take the jump to move. What they want to do is look at the investments that they've already made, and look at what the future state is that they want to go to, not just for that one simple solution. They need to look at what's their entire enterprise architecture future state, then consider everything: skills, interoperatability, integration, and future scalability. Then, look at the solution that they want to go with because they want that flexibility. They should be able to not only move to the public cloud, but be able to move back to the private cloud, and understand what's the cost of their legacy. They should be looking at replace, refactor, and retire. How long is it going to take them to retire? You don't want to just rush into retiring your applications or replacing them if they're applications that are not coasting a lot to maintain, or you don't do a lot with them. Then, retiring those applications should be a thoughtful, longer process. It's okay to consolidate them and continue to run them on your VMware environment.

GB
System Administrator at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

I would recommend the solution, as we have been very happy with it.

DR
Solutions Architect
Real User
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

I don't think I would have picked a different product.

NB
Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

On a scale from one to ten, with one being the worst and ten being the best I would give VxRail a solid nine. It's not something that has disappointed. Every time they have a release it's a new version and there are more features added. To make it a perfect ten they should improve the HTML client. There's an HTML client that works well in the web client since you don't have the desktop client. It works better than flash, and if they improve that, they might get a 10. Other than that, the product hardware is pretty good. I would tell someone considering this solution that it is a product to look over. You can test other solutions like Pure Storage and XtremIO. The fact that VxRail integrates with VMware gives it an edge. In my other office, I run VMware by itself and I use Unity which is another Dell product. We are thinking about turning our Unity and VMware into a VxRail, combining and saving space and storage. It's not the cheapest solution but sometimes cheaper is not always better. It's a solution that if you pay for it, you don't have to look at it again. I can't tell you the last time I got an alert.

EM
Senior Consultant at SoftEd Systems
Real User
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

We typically use G Series, but for a certain customer, we have the P Series to handle the application workload. The P Series has more performance which you may need for your application. All of the other clusters are G Series. I have some colleagues who also use this solution. This is a good product of the future. I would rate it a ten out of ten. I love it.

SB
Lead Service Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

We are happy with the product.

RP
Unit Manager & Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
May 8, 2019

For anyone interested in deploying VxRail, I'd say the first step would be to make sure to engage the Dell solutions engineer to ensure that the solution is scoped correctly. Doing this off the bat will always help when you are looking at the right solution at the right time rather than having to plan for future growth up front. On a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best, I'd rate this product a nine because of the simplicity of deploying it as well as the ease of management of VxRail being implemented. Customers can get many benefits with utilizing VxRail and all the innovations that are coming up. Specifically being able to move VxRail workloads into the various public cloud solutions. The simplest way to modernize and extend your VMware environment.

RS
Head of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-08-07T08:19:00Z
Aug 7, 2018

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Stability * Scalability * Technical background of the company * Price.

Chris-Stanley - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Celtic Manor Resort
Real User
2018-06-11T10:35:00Z
Jun 11, 2018

* Look at your pain points. * Look at where your business is and where it is going. * Look at the time currently invested by IT personnel to carry out mundane firmware and software upgrades. * Look at how you currently log support calls for different entities.

it_user762255 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems / Security Administrator with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
May 31, 2018

You should make use of all the products available within the solution.

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VxRail provides stable solutions for technical problems while at the same time not being too expensive for a company to invest in. Even if you are working with a limited budget, this platform offers freedom of choice and a number of different options. In contrast, Cisco HyperFlex HX does run on the more expensive side and cannot offer the same level of cost-effective solution. VxRail is able to provide both an ability to upgrade the system with an ever-growing library of resources as well as to provide powerful processors. This is something that I greatly appreciate. Being able to simply add upgrades to the system without necessarily having to worry about the system being bogged down is invaluable. The ability that it provides to apply updates to the system with ease is something worthy of note. If you add this to the fact that VxRail runs on multiple cores at 2 gigahertz or higher, then that means that in terms of ability, the VxRail is difficult to match. In terms of usability, it is hard to argue that VxRail delivers. It is pretty simple and easy to both set up and manage. Once the system is set up, all of the management tools are centrally located to assist in providing ease of use. The Cisco Hyperflex HX Series is both stable as well as reasonably easy to set up. Cisco has a step-by-step program guide that leads you through the process. Once it is set up, it is not prone to glitching or freezing. However, the pricing model that Cisco applies to this product requires users to pay a yearly subscription. This can end up being rather expensive in the long run. Conclusion Both systems offer stable solutions. Ultimately, VxRail is more cost-effective.
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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
Oct 14, 2021
VxRail vs. Dell EMC PowerFlex VxRail provides stable solutions for technical problems while at the same time not being too expensive for a company to invest in. Even if the user is working with a limited budget the platform offers freedom of choice and a number of different options. In contrast, Dell EMC PowerFlex does run on the more expensive side and cannot offer the same level of cost-effective solution. VxRail is able to provide both an ability to upgrade the system with an ever-growing library of resources as well as provide powerful processors.This is something that I greatly appreciate. Being able to simply add upgrades to the system without necessarily having to worry about the system being bogged down makes it invaluable. The ability that it provides to apply updates to the system with ease is something worthy of note. If you add this to the fact that VxRail runs on multiple cores at 2 gigahertz or higher then that means that in terms of ability, the VxRail is difficult to match. In terms of usability, it is hard to argue that VxRail delivers. It is pretty simple and easy to both set up and manage the VxRail system. Once the system is set up, all of the management tools are centrally located to assist in providing ease of use. The Dell EMC PowerFlex combines reliability and ease of management. Its connection to alternate storage locations makes it both reliable and an excellent choice. Management teams can use it with ease, because all of the tools are located in one location. Conclusion Both systems offer stable solutions, an ability to upgrade the system, and ease of use for management teams. In terms of cost VxRail is more cost effective and is also more intuitive to use than the Dell EMC PowerFlex.
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Nov 16, 2022
VxRail is a hyper converged infrastructure. While PowerFlex appliance is a flexible solution with a small starting point and massive scale potential.
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