2019-06-25T11:13:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot
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What is the biggest difference between Cisco HyperFlex and VxRail?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs VxRail.

People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?

What is the biggest difference between Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and VxRail? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating HCI solutions and why?

Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!

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it_user1069971 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at HCL Technologies
Consultant
2019-06-26T12:06:16Z
Jun 26, 2019

VxRail integration with VMware is the key differentiator. VxRail comes with vSAN, management through vCenter, All flash and hybrid nodes, recover point for VM, and vSphere replication. It also has a feature of Smart fabric services, supported with Dell switches, VCF supports with SDDC and VxRail manager as core components. One click full stack automated and patch deployment is the wornderul feature which again differnciate it from all other HCI vendors.

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MK
Senior Presales Engineer with 11-50 employees
User
2019-07-22T11:25:40Z
Jul 22, 2019

One biggest change is the Future Proof Loyalty Program from VxRail with the following terms:
- 3-year Satisfaction Guarantee
- Hardware Investment Protection
- Predictable Support Prices
- All-Inclusive Software
- Never-Worry Data Migrations
- Cloud-enabled

This is for free, and no other competitors are providing the same.

This below URL contains more details about the program offering:
https://www.dellemc.com/en-us/products/future-proof-program.htm

MK
Senior Presales Engineer with 11-50 employees
User
2019-07-22T09:43:48Z
Jul 22, 2019

- HyperFlex has encryption over expensive SED disks, however, VxRail has it enabled over the normal disks.
- HyperFlex has virtual storage appliance which is a VM managing the storage access, however, VxRail is based on built-in vSAN technology where no VMs or appliances are required to manage the storage.

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NC
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Oct 26, 2021
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DG
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Oct 26, 2021
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.
NC
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 16, 2022
Which would you choose?
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DG
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.
Emmanuel Alex - PeerSpot reviewer
User at United Bank for Africa
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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