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2019-10-15T05:02:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC VxBlock System?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC VxBlock System, what would you say?

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

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Top 20Real User

I rate VxBlock nine out of 10. If you're thinking about implementing VxBlock, you need to have the right team. You need someone who understands the differences in hardware rather than someone who specializes in a particular product. So you should have a person on your team with a comprehensive understanding of the hardware. Also, some countries might be out of the service area for most vendors. In that case, you should have a contingency plan if you need a hardware replacement. It can take a long time to deliver your parts if the vendor has no presence in that region.

2021-10-18T22:18:43Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate the solution seven out of 10.

2021-09-13T15:17:49Z
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Real User

I would advise to stop using the normal spinning disk and going for an all-flash disk on the storage because of the performance issues. I would rate Dell EMC VxBlock System a six out of ten.

2020-10-22T13:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're using the VxBlock 350 deployment model. The change in the operating model has been an eye-opener. A few years ago, it was difficult to imagine how a real virtual or cloud-like environment would run as we'd been so used to the standalone environments that we were operating. To see how that operating model really changes and the ease of use going to a virtualized or cloud-like platform has been great. It's one of the biggest takeaways I have. When we changed infrastructures, we decided to build a complete environment. To start to build the IT infrastructure from scratch, completely new, was daunting. We refreshed absolutely everything. We even went as far as to build a new active directory environment. We basically built a completely new IT platform for our company. That was an extremely daunting task when we set out to do it. Within six months we were at a point where we cut over and we realized the goal that we set out to achieve. In the end, those daunting tasks are where one grows their own skillset. It's quite an achievement at the end to reach a goal that you almost thought was impossible at the outset of a project. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate the solution at a nine. Many people criticize the product due to the requirements needed to make the pre-configuration piece. However, as long as you don't make a mistake there, it works like a dream.

2020-10-14T06:36:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2020-08-13T08:33:49Z
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Real User

This is a product that has plusses and minuses. It is better than HPE Superdome and using big servers, and it works well with VMware and VMotion. At the same time, there are challenges with scalability. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-07-29T07:46:00Z
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Consultant

I would rate it an eight out of ten. In the next release, I would like to see more performance, but every three months they increase this figure already.

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this product a nine out of 10.

2020-03-04T08:49:26Z
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Consultant

This is a solution that I recommend for others. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that the vision for technology is always changing. As administrators, we worry about new technology because if one thing goes wrong in a cabinet that contains everything, how much will be affected? So far, nothing has happened and everything is working nicely. It is very good. This solution ships from the manufacturer with VMware, but our Hyper-V is working fine. We expected to have an issue, but it works. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
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