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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Exalogic

Oracle Exalogic in conjunction with an Oracle Exadata based platform is what I would consider the best of breed solution; however the performance may be overkill for what you need. Don't spend the money unless you need the performance, Oracle offers other solutions at a much lower cost. Purchase what you need not what's the shiny new product.
Nathan Normandin | TrustRadius Reviewer

VCE Vblock

VBlock is extremely well-suited for reliable delivery of virtualized mixed workloads. VBlock provides necessary hardware abstraction that allows for, uninterrupted by hardware failures, continuous delivery of critical services that otherwise do not provide hardware failure resiliency. VBlock is not the best solution from a financial standpoint for cost-sensitive solutions that are programmed for software resiliency.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Oracle Exalogic

  • Private Cloud: in the virtual configuration, you can create several accounts and assign different resources (vCPU, RAM, etc.) to several departments in your organization.
  • SDP & Infiband: Oracle Exalogic can be connected to Oracle Exadata using Infiniband Fabric, to take advantage of high bandwidth and low latency network to connect Weblogic to Oracle Database.
  • Standardization: Oracle Weblogic Server running on Oracle Exalogic is the same software running on a normal Linux machine, so you can easily move Java applications without changing it, and immediately benefit from the Exalogic Optimizations.
Simone Traversari | TrustRadius Reviewer

VCE Vblock

  • Single contact for vendor support.
  • Fully Tested and integrated.
  • Best of breed products combined.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Exalogic

  • Currently, the management of Exalogic is a little arcane. There is a good chance that Oracle can bring flexibility into the control stack because we have seen changes with each version of the software Echo was an improvement and foxtrot even more so. The ability to easily change VM shapes was another welcome change.
  • Again the fact arises that to build a very high performance machine there will be idiosyncrasies and a certain amount of retraining may be required. I think this is one area where Exalogic lacks not as a product but as a solution is that there isn't as much good knowledge available about it as there is for other engineered systems.
  • The Exalogic default setup could do with an SSD storage option, currently the onboard comes with a spinning disk.
Robin Saikat Chatterjee | TrustRadius Reviewer

VCE Vblock

  • Product is not simple to manage.
  • Product is very expensive. Documentation is too complicated to understand.
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Exalogic

Oracle Exalogic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very condensed version of what used to be rows of servers. I like that storage, networking and compute nodes fit in one rack. The power and the software are top notch. The only problem is cost. You need to do some serious processing to get the true value out of the Exalogic system.
Brad Gibson | TrustRadius Reviewer

VCE Vblock

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Alternatives Considered

Oracle Exalogic

It's hard to compare Oracle Exalogic Engineered Systems with anything else on the market. It's so purpose built for application performance and intended to be used in conjunction with other Oracle Engineered Systems. As I alluded to earlier in this review the cost may not be worth the investment if the performance isn't needed. Oracle offers other solutions like the Oracle PCA which will meet the need for licensing compliance at a much lower cost of ownership and may fit better into your current infrastructure.
Nathan Normandin | TrustRadius Reviewer

VCE Vblock

Local expertise and vendor presenece
Iqbal Shahzad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Exalogic

  • Increase stability and performance of Weblogic Server applications.
  • Platinum Support: the patching process is simplified because storage/firmware/OS/binaries are patched in the same time by the same vendor.
  • Cost savings for hardware maintenance.
Simone Traversari | TrustRadius Reviewer

VCE Vblock

  • VBLock has eliminated unforced downtime occurrences in the environment.
  • VBlock support model has significantly reduced amount of effort allocated to hardware installation and support activities and firmware maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Exalogic

General

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

VCE Vblock

General

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

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