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2018-05-31T09:49:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VxRail?

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Real User

The VMware licenses are included and we do not have to worry about the license, everything is integrated.

2021-10-18T21:19:22Z
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Top 20Real User

VxRail is quite expensive and could be cheaper. I would say that the main difference between VxRail and the competition is cost. There may be some differences in features, but I would say that it's mainly the costs.

2021-09-23T23:43:20Z
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Top 20Real User

Dell VxRail is flexible and reliable and scalable. It's easy to restore without the higher cost. We're not comfortable with the cost of VxRail and neither are our clients. As a result, we sometimes have to go to other brands because the price of VxRail is not competitive. Not that comfortable with some projects so the recommendation is Dell can do the same price as the normal server. I know it's marketing plan, especially for Middle East. It'll be much better and we will buy all the required servers from VxRail not, as you know, you'll go to all hyper-converged infrastructure.

2021-09-21T16:56:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We need to buy our license to renew it after a five-year period. The license is for five years.

2021-09-10T14:22:18Z
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Top 5Real User

The price is rather on the high side. There is no licensing fee. One can buy HPE, all fully included, with either a three or five year license covering full support.

2021-09-02T12:03:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The product is very, very expensive, even when you are renewing. It's a problem for us as management is complaining about the price.

2021-07-24T15:04:49Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is very expensive.

2021-06-19T08:25:29Z
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Top 20Real User

There is a license required for this solution.

2021-05-22T15:17:50Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing aspect is the most painful for some of our customers. Customers go for a VMware license that's standard and then they find they have to go with the enterprise solution and adjust the license. If you have a limited budget, that's difficult.

2021-04-19T15:56:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is priced well for businesses.

2021-04-06T15:34:19Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing was one payment, just one payment. We sell the entire solution including the installation process. We had some problems with the licensing of VMware and vSAN but I really don't know if they are actually included or not in the new features. The licensing of vSAN and VMware for different editions of VxRail is not easy.

2021-03-03T05:39:21Z
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Top 20Real User

The impression we got from the technical papers was that it would be very easy and quick to deploy this solution, but it was not. However, after we dealt with those issues, the solution was very solid, very easy. It wasn't easy to configure, but right now it's very stable. We are happy with that.

2021-02-24T13:34:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is expensive and it could be a bit more reasonably priced for its customers. We hope it's something that will get worked on.

2021-02-20T03:36:47Z
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Top 20Real User

I was not involved in the licensing of this solution.

2021-02-20T01:23:04Z
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Top 20Reseller

The solution can be pricey depending on the project. I do not think there are any additional costs to the standard license fees.

2021-02-19T13:21:15Z
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Top 20Real User

We've found the pricing to be pretty good. For the license option, we're buying a five-year solution. It's a full box. We buy the hardware and software solution for five years. Therefore, there's that VMware solution, licensing for five years, and the hardware valid five years of warranty. At this moment, there are no other fees.

2021-01-28T15:58:54Z
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Top 10Real User

In terms of pricing, I would say it's reasonable, not cheap and not too costly. If you compare it with some other HCI solutions, for example, there were a lot of discussions around Cisco UCS for one of the manufacturing sites. The local ITP had a preference for Cisco UCS because they had some prior experience working on it. We had already successfully deployed VxRail in some of the manufacturing sites and we found that Cisco UCS is much too costly. In the deployment, all the softwares were included, only the vCenterv was excluded because we were using an external vCenter, so we had to manage an external vCenter license. All the rest was included. Some licensing, like vRealize was not included, so we have not taken it.

2021-01-25T16:54:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing comes with the contract with Dell EMC. The solution is competitively priced but it is expensive. However, this is expected as we are a corporate enterprise and we need this environment.

2021-01-15T13:05:38Z
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Top 20Real User

This is an expensive product and that should be considered a point to be improved.

2021-01-14T22:04:36Z
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Top 20Real User

VxRail is not cheap, but it's not expensive either. Mainly it's for big enterprise customers. VxRail has its own or target customers and they know the value of this product; however, the hyper-converged solution is not for everyone. The good news is there are no hidden costs.

2021-01-08T21:40:19Z
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Top 20Real User

At about $200,000, this solution is a little bit pricey but it is more economical than others such as Nutanix or Cisco Hyperflex. Dell is more economical.

2020-12-14T20:07:19Z
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Top 20Reseller

The price would be in the middle to the expensive range. It is not cheap. There are different licensing models as well which can meet the requirements of the customer.

2020-12-11T13:26:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The solution is pretty reasonably priced. It's not too expensive, and often less than the competition.

2020-11-26T13:09:49Z
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Top 5MSP

I live in Brazil, and my customers are from Brazil. It is quite an expensive solution. It is more expensive than the traditional environment.

2020-11-25T06:27:45Z
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Top 20Real User

We don't have to pay for anything after the initial purchase. There aren't ongoing licensing costs. I don't know the exact price of the solution.

2020-11-24T11:25:20Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing varies. We were able to negotiate a pretty good position In India, they gave us something like three years without interest. However, there are various categories in terms of getting the correct payment options on the pricing, they have a lot of options. They gave us 40% off of this year in the Philippines whereas in India they gave a monthly payment option without interest. A company can negotiate a price. At my organization, we've always managed very good pricing. Therefore, we have no regrets when it comes to the pricing we have to pay. If you have a good relationship with them, they'll try to take care of you.

2020-11-07T15:50:23Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is fair.

2020-11-02T06:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing its depend on your requirement well licensing is very simple all VMware and other license cost including in VxRail. But If an organization wants to buy a VMware enterprise license, then they need to pay separately.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
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Top 5Real User

VxRail is very cost-effective and affordable in the long term. It is more recommended when it comes to financial life, but it may depend upon the license. VxRail comes with VMware licensing, which may not be that cost-effective as compared to others. With VMware, it's an auto check competition. VMware is an expensive solution, especially for Nutanix. Nutanix have their own hypervisor called Acronis, which is very cost-effective against the VMware. Nutanix is cheaper for the hardware but not for the software. If you ask the Nutanix partners to deploy Nutanix over Cisco servers or Dell EMC servers, the cost will be higher. Nutanix wants to compete financially. Therefore, they propose their software over the Supermicro server, which is a very cheap Chinese server. In fact, I don't like their terms of service. HyperFlex has the highest price, and it is very expensive. I don't know why. It may be because this is a UCS system, which comes from Cisco and is already expensive. When it comes to HyperFlex, they need the labor to deploy Hyper-V, Citrix, or any other hypervisor.

2020-08-20T07:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice about cost and setup is that it is just as cheap to have the HCI solution as to stay with legacy solutions. If you convert the value of HCI versus the traditional, legacy solution you gain more than you spend. It comes out to an even trade as far as budget.

2020-08-02T08:16:49Z
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Top 20Real User

Users do find that licensing is quite pricey. The costs vary from customer to customer. A typical node that I would sell to a customer has a list price be between $50,000 and $80,000 per node. Organizations typically start with four nodes. That's the hardware, software, VMware licensing, everything. Customers typically pay about half of that for VSAN REady nodes - approximately $25,000 to $50,000 a node. On average, it costs about $200,000 to get your foot in the door. That can be quite expensive for any organization that isn't a large enterprise.

2020-07-22T08:17:31Z
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Consultant

The pricing is pretty typical. There is no difference in competitors for the most part. I cannot say VxRail is cheaper than Nutanix. There really is no significant difference to discuss.

2020-07-08T09:01:02Z
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Reseller

Most of the licensing cost is built into the solution since it's an appliance. You don't have to worry about additional licensing or support add-ons.

2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
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Real User

We pay yearly for support. The cost was justified by now because it stays up and I don't have to constantly open tickets. I probably rebooted the system once or twice. We haven't replaced any discs in the storage, we haven't had to do any disc replacements, so it just runs. You pay a little more but you cut down on the maintenance.

2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
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Real User

The price point needs improvement, certainly for smaller SMBs. The cost of it is still quite painful. I think all vendors should do a product which is capped either by terabytes, IOPs, or VM instances. It should be an SMB solution that's going to make hyper-converged solutions easier for SMBs to get hold of. It's fine for those big guys that have billions of dollars of budget, but not for customers who have barely a 100,000 dollars or pounds in budget.

2019-05-08T23:31:00Z
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Real User

Compare the VxRail product to Nutanix. Nutanix has more features, but its pricing is higher.

2018-08-07T08:19:00Z
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Real User

Compare it to what you spent on your last solution. Look at other costs: Power, IT staff, time to manage the system, cost of expansion for the future versus current (all costs: human/power/kit).

2018-06-11T10:35:00Z
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Real User

Be mindful of your storage needs now and for the future.

2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
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