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"It is pretty easy to install.""Dell PowerEdge VRTX supports a lot of memory which has allowed us to keep our system size smaller.""It is simple to use and it's user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is the combined management in one box.""It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT.""We were satisfied after we upgraded to a professional next-day on-site support.""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.""The security is very good on the solution."

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"The most valuable feature is the visual encoding."

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"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.""Dell PowerEdge VRTX can improve by providing support for M2 drives.""When we first started with this product, we had some difficulty with it.""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.""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.""Management of storage and networking is web-based, slow, and difficult.""I'd like to be able to increase capacity."

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"Snapshot notification would be a good addition."

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"We are renewing the support and we are purchasing the license for the software.""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.""This product is more reasonably-priced than similar solutions by HPE.""We bought a license for seven years.""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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"Our fees are approximately $100,000 yearly."

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PowerEdge VRTX modular infrastructure platform integrates servers, storage, networking and management together in a single compact chassis.

Pivot3 improves the simplicity and economics of the enterprise data-center with industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure technology. By combining storage, compute, networking and virtualization on commodity hardware, Pivot3 provides software-defined platforms that let IT run multiple, mixed application workloads on a single infrastructure while guaranteeing performance to the applications that matter most. Pivot3’s agile infrastructure solutions extend performance, scale and efficiency across more of the data-center so customers can keep pace with the demands of modern business.

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Sample Customers
University of Dundee, GE Healthcare Japan
SNHMC, HPD Software, The Hurlingham Club, NHS, Rochester Police Department, The Doe Run Company, 101 Casino, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider29%
Educational Organization14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company7%
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider7%
Healthcare Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise33%
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Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 2nd in Converged Infrastructure with 9 reviews while Pivot3 is ranked 23rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.8, while Pivot3 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 Pivot3 writes "Stable, good technical support, and the the visual encoding works well ". Dell PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, FlexPod, Dell EMC VxBlock System, Huawei FusionStorage and Rackspace OpenStack, whereas Pivot3 is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN and VxRail.

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