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"It is pretty easy to install.""It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.""The security is very good on the solution.""We now find that the solution is quite stable.""We started off with a base because we started our infrastructure with Dell and we always propose or prefer Dell which is easier to manage the warranty than with different vendors.""The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box.""We were satisfied after we upgraded to a professional next-day on-site support.""It is simple to use and it's user-friendly."

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"FlexPod is the primary solution we recommend for clients with high-availability server requirements. Our clients find FlexPod's management helpful. You can manage everything via plugins.""The feature I have found most valuable is data protection."

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"We've had general issues related to the solution being difficult.""Management of storage and networking is web-based, slow, and difficult.""It would be better to have a compact version of this solution for customers that have a small office and don't require a proper data center with power or an industrial type HP.""Dell PowerEdge VRTX can improve by providing support for M2 drives.""The scalability is limited with one chassis and the amount of storage it will give you, but it is mainly used for small offices.""The licensing can be difficult to understand.""I'd like to be able to increase capacity.""The problem is with our configuration. We know we can use PowerEdge for hyper-convergence if we have PowerEdge and configure vSAN. We will be able to achieve what VxRail is being able to provide, but we need to migrate it to a new infrastructure instead of changing our existing. It will be much more difficult for us."

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"As the technology grows, we're looking to upgrade our storage systems to something faster, and we're hoping to improve our servers with next-generation technology. So we want to enhance our server infrastructure and explore server virtualization with VMware. That's the improvement that our clients are demanding.""Areas for improvement would be the support for the engineering team, who seem to have no clue when you open a case, the communication with and recognition of resellers, and the documentation, with could be more detailed."

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  • "We bought a license for seven years."
  • "We are renewing the support and we are purchasing the license for the software."
  • "This product is more reasonably-priced than similar solutions by HPE."
  • "Fully configured, it costs about $50,000 or $55,000. I did purchase a used one or refurbished one. I have been very happy with it so far. Even if it is an older unit, it doesn't look like its age, and I would say it has been a great choice so far for me. Obviously, I would have thought twice if I had to pay for a brand new one because it is still an older technology with the risk of being discontinued. I talked to Dell, and they're still selling it, but they're not promoting it. They're promoting another line of products right now for hyper-converged, which are much more expensive."
  • "The solution price of Dell PowerEdge VRTX could be reduced. However, when comparing the price of Dell PowerEdge VRTX to other solutions, such as HP and Lenovo, it was the best price for what they offer."
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    PowerEdge VRTX modular infrastructure platform integrates servers, storage, networking and management together in a single compact chassis.

    The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk

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    Sample Customers
    University of Dundee, GE Healthcare Japan
    University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Educational Organization13%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Company Size
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise10%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge VRTX vs. FlexPod and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 10 reviews while FlexPod is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.6, while FlexPod is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge VRTX writes "It provides an integrated way of managing the whole thing and has the best computing power at the least cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FlexPod writes "It's the primary solution we recommend for clients who need high availability ". Dell PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, Dell EMC VxBlock System, Pivot3, Huawei FusionStorage and Rackspace OpenStack, whereas FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, HPE ConvergedSystem and Dell EMC PowerFlex. See our Dell PowerEdge VRTX vs. FlexPod report.

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