VxRail, great product that continues to get better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 14, 2018

VxRail, great product that continues to get better

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VxRail

We use VxRail to support our VMware Horizon VDI environment. This supports all users in all lines of business throughout the company. We replaced a much older traditional infrastructure and knew going in that we wanted HCI. Because we were going to use VMware Horizon, the decision to go with VxRail was a natural fit.
  • VxRail gives us a standard, predictable, unit of scale and purchase.
  • Infrastructure maintenance and upgrades are much easier than on a traditional infrastructure stack.
  • Performance tuning is much easier and more straightforward than on a traditional infrastructure stack
  • 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.
  • 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.
All of these solutions scored very close together in our testing. Nutanix actually was the highest scoring in ease-of-use, but the integration with Vmware and the pricepoint led us to choose 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.