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    Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    http://youtu.be/6klcjsKPx0U

    I really like these. Suspect price will be a bit over my budget (which currently equals 0, so not hard), but still really like.

    Only concern is a common one with this sort of consolidation (eg. Drobo, VMs etc) - if the chassis fails that's a lot of inaccessible storage and servers.

    Still want one.

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    Re: Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    Eh? That's gonna be £7-8k easily for that chassis alone...

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    £8600 ex VAT as reviewed here - I wasn't far off with my estimation!

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    Re: Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    Yep, that's about right. I ain't talking about buying for home use. Nor for some big corporate.
    Last edited by phil4; 05-06-2013 at 10:51 PM.

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    Re: Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    so its a 4u blade chassis on its side ? I'd rather use Nutanix or. Intel have had the modular server concept around for a while now.
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    Re: Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    Sort of, 4 blade chassis, a SAN/NAS of sorts, and all the network interconnect in a small, quiet case.

    In my opinion it's a little too expensive for some of the SMBs I work with, where about half the cost (ie. less than 5K) would be more appropriate. But then I'm sure there's many more in the M camp where that's not far off about right.

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    Re: Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    my Virtualisation Blog http://jfvi.co.uk Virtualisation Podcast http://vsoup.net

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    Re: Dell PowerEdge VRTX

    Is that not just the chassis? As in need to add blade costs, which probably brings it back up close to that Dell box?

    I may be wrong though

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