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2019-11-25T13:17:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell PowerEdge VRTX?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell PowerEdge VRTX, what would you say?

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

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Top 10Real User

We are an implementor. We're a solutions provider and we partner with Dell. I personally work for sales. We handle various deployments, including on-premises, as well as private and hybrid clouds. Overall, we're quite happy with the solution. I would rate it at a ten out of ten overall.

2021-03-10T18:51:24Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate Dell PowerEdge VRTX a nine out of ten.

2021-10-28T19:08:02Z
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Top 10Real User

VRTX is pretty much an enclosure with power, storage, and other central features. The blades evolve over time because this is a model that was available almost for the last ten years. Initially, the blades were older processors, and they have evolved but not a lot. Just the components have been updated as time passed on. It is a very good solution for a small business because it is cost-effective. It is small, and it can be configured as a tower, so you don't even need a rack, although it's not the best way to use it. It is a 4U unit, so it's not that big, and it can pack a pretty good punch for that size. For customers who want to have the best computing power available for the least cost, I would recommend it, even today. I would recommend obviously dealing as much as possible with Dell. You can also look at the secondary market, refurbished or used market, but obviously, some companies will never go there just because it is not their policy to do it. They don't want to accept the risk. It is a good, proven solution from what I've read. I'm happy with it. It is way less expensive than other alternatives out there, but it has to be the right fit for the company. The company has to make sure that they're going to be happy with it. This was a bit of a special project for me. It was for a company that's very cost-conscious. It is a startup. Obviously, this year has been a crazy year for everybody, so they didn't want to be too courageous. It was an opportunity to buy a unit at a very good price. The risk was minimal, and we were quite surprised at the quality and what we could do with it, given the price. It was a very interesting purchase. I would rate Dell PowerEdge VRTX a nine out of ten.

2020-12-11T18:43:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-28T07:56:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are currently evaluating Dell VxRail. In order to improve the utilization of the server, then we need to move on to VxRail. I would recommend this product to anyone who is interested in using it. I would rate Dell PowerEdge VRTX a nine out of then.

2020-10-22T14:39:50Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are evaluating VxRail and we read some comments on the internet that the VxRail service will have only one rate controller. However, you have four nodes inside. So we expect that if any one of the four nodes fails the rest of the cluster will survive. So there's no point in asking the protocol failure on those nodes. And if that rate controller fails, then it is a single point of failure. Dell admitted that, yes, it is the single point of failure. So if that rate controller could be increased because then I think that would be a better design for the device. I would recommend this solution and I would also recommend having a protocol because you cannot expect all engineers to have enough knowledge on how to do diagnostics. You should also bundle training for Dell so that the end-user will have the needed level of knowledge to continue using the device properly. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2020-06-07T09:09:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this product a nine out of 10.

2020-02-05T08:05:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I have learned that it is better to keep it simple and to have good management. I think this solution is one of the best in the Dell portfolio. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice is to ask Dell consulting to set it up for you. It took me about a week to get everything working as expected.

2019-11-25T13:17:00Z
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