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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco HyperFlex

We have a varied workload (as mentioned earlier, right from SQL and NoSQL databases, VDI, Microsoft Exchange, SAP Oracle, Cloud Foundry etc. etc.) and for all our types of work, we've found HX absolutely stable in all aspects. HX finds great suitability if you are looking for creating a data centre with a high level of availability (stretched cluster - that too with just 2 nodes per data centre). Not only are we early adopters of HX, but since its implementation we have shared our success stories with many customers of ours, as well as in the reference calls from Cisco. Those who adopted HX on our reference have shared very good feedback.
Suresh Patare | TrustRadius Reviewer

VxRail

VxRail is very well suited to large-scale homogeneous workloads, VDI being the prime example. Anywhere you have a large number of VMs that are doing the same thing, VxRail is a good fit. If you have workloads that are greatly varied, VxRail should not be your first choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco HyperFlex

  • Reliability of services
  • Flexible and scalable cluster
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VxRail

  • Stability, the platform has not had any major issues or minor issues since deployment.
  • Management, the VxRail platform has a single plane of glass for management.
  • Scaling, VxRail is easily scaled for more resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco HyperFlex

  • Local storage.
  • Workload limitation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VxRail

  • Initial installation services leave a lot to be desired. We struggled to get the first units in service. Subsequent units were very easy to install though...
  • Dell/EMC has an A/B maintenance cycle for updates. Make sure ALL of your units are on the same cycle. It is difficult (but not quite impossible) to get them changes after installation
  • I would like to see a sub $100k offering for branch offices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 6.6
Based on 4 answers
Cisco support is always ready to help, but it does depend on the representative you get when you call
Benjamin Bubbers | TrustRadius Reviewer

VxRail

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco HyperFlex

HyperFlex is truly hyper-converged and easier to scale than traditional compute and storage.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

VxRail

At the time we had a deployment of SimpliVity which did not measure up. We demo'd other products such as HyperFlex. We appreciated the ease of use of the VxRail and the overall value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco HyperFlex

  • HX made positive impact on our overall business objective and helped in reducing operational and capital expenditures almost by 60%
  • We used to have huge footprint of FC SAN storage and highly skilled SME's to manage the FC SAN environments. HX helped in getting rid of costly SAN investments and we could move the skilled SMEs on higher work stack. With HX, we are able to effectively manage day to day operations with less skilled resources.
  • We also benefitted largely from the single OEM support (Cisco end to end for HX, network fabric and hypervisor). In earlier case, we used to log service requests to SAN vendor, Hypervisor vendor and network fabric vendor separately. In case of inter-related issues between the vendors, our business used to suffer. These all challenges are removed by HX adoption. This is helping us support the business with maximum uptime ever. Our service SLA's are also improved by 70%
Suresh Patare | TrustRadius Reviewer

VxRail

  • VxRail has made our VDI deployment easy to scale and (more importantly), made scaling the environment easy to justify to management.
  • When comparing to other similar solutions, the tight integration with Vmware code releases made VxRail much more stable. We have had much less downtime from the VxRail infrastructure than in our traditional infrastructure stacks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco HyperFlex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VxRail

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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