Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vblock, Vxblock ( Cisco UCS --> Cisco UCS ); VxRack (Quanta, kylin --> Dell PowerEdge)




Chad slayed few un true gossips regarding dell servers are replacing cisco ucs in vblocks and/or vxblocks. I just want to add few cents to that here.
·         vBlocks are being shipped, sold and offered with cisco compute and networking, VMware virtualization and EMC storage.
·         vxBlocks are being shipped, sold and offered with cisco compute and networking, VMware virtualization and EMC storage.
·         vBlocks are offered with usually n1k but we do ship them with VDS (most of them are shipped with VDS).
·         vxBlocks are currently only offered with VDS to accommodate NSX or ACI.
Let us talk about vxRacks.
vxRacks were supposed to be address a different segment of business requirement and demands than vBlocks or vxBlocks. These are made with commodity components but with dell emc rigorous quality analysis, support, service and more. These were and are currently offered with kylin and quanta servers but we have plans to replace them with dell PowerEdge servers (in vxRack and NOT VBLOCKS OR VXBLOCKS) for more awesomeness.
Majority of the clients seem to ask for VDS in vblocks and vxblocks to have more possibilities in the future.