Converged Infrastructure Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech) says in a HPE ConvergedSystem review
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
For the converged system, HANA for SAP. OneView is very good too. View full review »
Mike Rife says in a FlexPod review
Network engineer at Capital one
The compute team that supports our NetApps does not have to call the network team. This means that everything is running properly and correctly. The users don't have problems with latency and there here are no problems in any of the backups, or in the systems that are tied into the NetApps. That tells me that it is a well-built and well-designed system. If it stays up and running and the network team doesn't get involved, then I will give it the highest rating. View full review »
Syed Jaffar Hussain says in an Oracle SuperCluster review
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* Software in Silicon View full review »
Alex Tsui says in a FlexPod review
Senior Solution Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The best feature of FlexPod is the set scope array. It is produced by set options on the DHCP server using the Cisco UCS Manager with VMware. View full review »
AssocVpacfd says in a FlexPod review
Associate VP at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The data is available, compressed, and deduped. Also, when the customer wants, the data can be segregated. The validate designs do not fail. They give good performance, which provide us with business benefits. Also, before it fails, it has predictive failure features. View full review »
Isaac Ojeda says in a FlexPod review
Subject Matter Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The ability to have the configurations for it: The blades, the service profiles, and making a standard for it. This makes it easy for the other members on our team when setting things up, because there is already a template for them to use. I like that everything is integrated, and we can change the port to whatever we need, e.g., Fibre Channel. It is very nice to work with, as it gives the ability to have more choices: Do we want to have more Fibre Channels, iSCSI, or some type of MetroClusters? We can do all this with if we have bandwidth. View full review »
SystemsEd439 says in a FlexPod review
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There are three different areas of specialization, so if somebody who's not familiar with all the technologies isn't there, they can still handle a support issue. View full review »
SrStorEng65465 says in a FlexPod review
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable is the one support. I have a 1-800 number. I call one number rather than figuring out whether it's a network, compute, or storage issue. It is beautiful and works out nicely. View full review »
Aaron Kimball says in a FlexPod review
Solutions Architect at GDT - General Datatech
* Its flexibility * The continuous innovation * All the thought that goes into the product. * The backing teams who are behind it. It's all converged into one consolidated platform, which works well together. The validate designs are great. They are a reference point that you can provide to the customer base to convey what the designs look like as a whole. You can go in, reference how components work together as a whole, what firmware versions you need to run, and what those configurations need to look like. They are helpful in time to deliver to customers. View full review »
StorageA5733 says in a FlexPod review
Storage Administrator at HDR
* Replication * Deduplication * Inline dedupe * Scalability * Compression, which saves us a lot of data. View full review »
Dan Scullen says in a FlexPod review
Senior Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton
* Being able to have completely compatible hardware top to bottom and storage compute networking. This way, we're not spending time researching what works with what. * The single call to support for any issue. We like to use the phrase, "One throat to choke." View full review »
Gage Parker says in a FlexPod review
Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It can scale, compute, and storage independently by what we need. As opposed to in the hyper-converged realm, you are sort of locked into a linear growth pattern. View full review »
Operatio235c says in a FlexPod review
Operations Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
* Scalability * Flexibility * Overall time saved. * The compatibility of all the products together. The validate designs and the overall versatility allows us to do what we need to do, so it's definitely a very flexible solution. If we have an issue, we can get all three vendors on the phone at the same time because of the collaboration between all three parties. View full review »
Eric Kutyla says in a FlexPod review
Senior Systems Administrator at Bell Canada
The scale out allows us, in a small form factor, to scale out and get more compute and storage, as needed. This would be appreciated in our business. It is innovative because it's bare metal and you can customize it easily. This brings a lot of benefits to the solution. View full review »
SeniorSteee7 says in a FlexPod review
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It comes as a package. Since we are dependent on our virtualized environment, and FlexPod provides a small to mid-class environment, FlexPod is the better solution than going with a different product for each individual infrastructure stack. The solution is innovative when it comes to compute storage and networking. Each environment has knowledge of another in a FlexPod environment. This would be difficult to operate separately. We are at the level where we want it to be on serving our applications, our storage, and whatever traffic we want. View full review »
SeniorIn5f65 says in a FlexPod review
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Deduplication * Compression Validate designs are a good. They work in the background to combine all the infrastructure and storage. They create automation which can create volumes and attach VMs directly to massive CIFS. This is now easily done. View full review »
Capacity532c says in a FlexPod review
Capacity Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a common platform, which provides for ease of use between all of the blade servers. It uses all the same tech, moving service profiles seamlessly across from one blade to the next. There is also combined support. View full review »
ManagerO2057 says in a FlexPod review
Manager of Network Services at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
In regards to DR and backup: * Performance * Stability * Capability. View full review »
Jason Batt says in a FlexPod review
Senior Data Storage Administrator at Denver Health
* The design has already been validated. * The support element, the lack of finger-pointing, where all of the different vendors are working together collaboratively, sharing data, opening tickets with one another. * We already use UCS and it goes well with the vendors that we have picked. View full review »
SystemsA52a9 says in a FlexPod review
Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is innovative. It handles virtual networking. Also, it can upgrade blades and continue working seamlessly, which is excellent. The option to allow me a different storage connection. View full review »
Obi Vellore says in a FlexPod review
Senior Project Consultant at DynTek
It's just a single pane of glass. Everybody loves that from the first time they see it. Our customers see the value of multi-cloud environments and the unlimited amount of growth that they provide. From the customer standpoint, FlexPod is easier to buy, provision, and have it deployed. It is innovative in the sense of how all the different pieces are brought together, then it feels like it's a single fabric. It is actual fabric, which is innovative too. View full review »
SrSysEng0e3f says in a FlexPod review
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is the integration between the Cisco, VMware, and NetApp as a combined internal solution. The data access rate is much faster than if we were doing it by ourselves. It has boosted performance. View full review »
Jegan Chinnu says in a FlexPod review
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If there are any failures, or anything needs to be addressed, we can make one call to support for assistance. No matter how busy the data is, we can put the data in the right place at the right time. View full review »
ClientEx81d1 says in a FlexPod review
Client Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The reference architecture. * Being able to scale easily. * Being able to deliver the performance that the business requires. FlexPod is innovative when it comes to compute, storage, and networking. It's using the best technologies in the industry today and deploys them into the reference architecture. View full review »
Casey Riffel says in a FlexPod review
Lead of the Server and Storage Team at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are the CVDs, and the support behind it from both companies. View full review »

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