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2019-10-15T05:02:00Z

What needs improvement with Dell EMC VxBlock System?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell EMC VxBlock System.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

I want to get more information from the vendors. The hardware lifecycle is not documented very well. For example, now you can buy a piece of equipment, but you don't know if the hardware will still be in production next month or next year. Most customers expect to run this hardware and still be supported for the next five years or so. I think the projections about the lifetime of the hardware and the systems need to be better documented.

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

The solution lacks some flexibility with third-party applications.

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

We are finding it a bit challenging in terms of the management of a specific VxBlock component. Currently, we have different units as a part of the block storage. We have one for Cisco equipment and one for Dell. When we have an issue in the infrastructure, Dell EMC VxBlock System should automatically detect it and send a notification to VC support, but, unfortunately, it is doing that only for one unit. It is not working for Cisco components. We have informed them about this area of improvement, and they are working on this. The way different parts are integrated should be improved. We should have one console to log in to see all the infrastructure in terms of each machine and hardware.

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

The only thing that I can say is when you procure the VxBlock, obviously you have to complete detailed questionnaires about your architecture including the configuration, et cetera. If you make a mistake on the implementation, then you need to rebuild the entire VxBlock. That is just a point of consideration rather than a flaw. You need to be absolutely sure and validate the upfront configuration information that you provide due to the fact that your VxBlock comes delivered and built according to that exact information.

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

I'd like to see hardware improvement and the ability to support different kinds of mixed applications - a mixed workload support. The technical support could also be improved.

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

One thing that it lacks is multiple user interfaces. It has a single interface that is used to access multiple layers and there are different levels of management. We are hoping that Nutanix will simply this. Scalability is an area that needs to be improved.

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

It's a good product but the price could be lowered. It's expensive. The total cost of ownership is a very important figure against quality and performance and pricing. It should be the total package and that is the reason why I think this is a very good product.

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

For VxBlock, the consistency of disc quality could be improved.

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

This solution does not support Hyper-V, and we would like the new version to be supported and certified to work with Hyper-V. It only supports VMware. We need this as a virtualization solution for the hardware.

2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
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