FlexPod Review

We're able to call a vendor and they can use back channels and reach out to the other two vendors to get us a solution, but the price could be improved.


Valuable Features

The fact that it’s a validated design, so you are not running into any gotchas.

Improvements to My Organization

By having a FlexPod we're able to call a vendor and they can use back channels and reach out to other two vendors to get us a solution, instead of each vendor passing the blame from one to another. It's one stop shopping.

Room for Improvement

The price.

Stability Issues

It's very stable, and just runs and runs and runs until you upgrade something.

Scalability Issues

It's very easy to grow and very simple. There's nothing major to add more chassis and blades, or storage if you need to.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Their support is dynamite, and it's a lot easier to escalate with NetApp than with VMware. VMware has taken us a lot longer than with NetApp.

Initial Setup

It’s very complex if you’re new to it, but once you’ve done it its pretty easy.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

I would like it to be cheaper but other than that nothing to add. As much as I can try to get the price lower, why should I have to negotiate in the first place?

Other Advice

I would say do it, do it now. Spend the money and buy it, it makes it easy.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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