Top 8 Converged Infrastructure Tools
FlexPodDell PowerEdge VRTXHPE ConvergedSystemDell EMC VxBlock SystemRackspace OpenStackDell EMC Vscale ArchitectureOracle Private Cloud ApplianceOracle SuperCluster
Availability is the most valuable part of this solution. We have not had any trouble since we installed it.
Going from the old monolithic server and silo storage that they used to use is an improvement. With the FlexPod solution, just being able to manage and monitor the overall environment helps.
The security is very good on the solution.
From a hardware perspective, it's interesting. The selling point of VRTX is that everything is built-in. For a small company that doesn't have a server room or the capabilities of hosting several servers, VRTX has four blades. The equivalent in regular server models would be four servers, which is a minimum of 4U, but it could easily be 8U, and then it would have storage. The storage is included inside the enclosure, and it would require a storage unit. It would also require connectivity, which would be ethernet or another protocol switch. From a software perspective, it's a little bit more integrated. You have an integrated way of managing the whole thing, including storage and networking. It has an internal network that can also be useful. I know for a fact that Dell is almost fazing out the product, and it is not that available anymore because it will just cannibalize their sales. They want to sell the more expensive stuff.
We find the deduplication and compression features to be most valuable, as well as that of the backup solution inside.
Consolidation and duplications features.
It's at least 99 percent problem-free because it's factory-built. So from an informational point of view, everyone trusts that VxBlock has been tested well at the factory and has been configured to their requirements.
The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want.
The documentation was plentiful and very helpful.
Vscale's scalability is super good. Vscale's scalability, manageability, and performance are all three areas that I emphasize when I sell Vscale Architectures to the customer.
You will find the high availability and License Team with Oracle very valuable.
Supports connection to most of network topology, such as VLAN and network segmentation.
Unix is not as easy for the users, it needs more maintenance and costs extra.
The two features that I find to be the most valuable are high availability and high performance.