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"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.""It is simple to use and it's user-friendly.""We now find that the solution is quite stable.""Dell PowerEdge VRTX supports a lot of memory which has allowed us to keep our system size smaller.""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 were satisfied after we upgraded to a professional next-day on-site support.""It's a good solution when you don't need a lot of IT."

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"The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want."

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Cons
"VRTX is a bit simplified to the extent that it is a mainstream type of solution for small businesses. If a company needs a more complex solution or something that is a time saver or has more power or scalability, it is probably not the best solution. However, when a company grows and its needs grow, this type of environment can be definitely migrated towards a lab environment or pre-prod testing, not necessarily production. It can still have a second life for the other types of use.""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.""The licensing can be difficult to understand.""The scalability is limited with one chassis and the amount of storage it will give you, but it is mainly used for small offices.""We've had general issues related to the solution being difficult.""When we first started with this product, we had some difficulty with it.""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."

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"The line migration is a problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    Overview

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

    OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.
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    University of Dundee, GE Healthcare Japan
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    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Educational Organization13%
    Wholesaler/Distributor13%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government5%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Government7%
    Media Company5%
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    Dell PowerEdge VRTX is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 10 reviews while Rackspace OpenStack is ranked 5th in Converged Infrastructure with 1 review. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is rated 8.6, while Rackspace OpenStack 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 Rackspace OpenStack writes "Highly customizable private cloud solution". Dell PowerEdge VRTX is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, FlexPod, Dell EMC VxBlock System, Pivot3 and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, whereas Rackspace OpenStack is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, VxRail and HPE SimpliVity.

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