FlexPod Review

It has provided our client the ability to easily provision virtual machines and storage.

Valuable Features

NetApp’s scalability and high fault tolerance are features that we, in our organization, like about deploying NetApp’s NAS solutions.

Improvements to My Organization

We designed and installed NetApps FAS8040 dual controllers with FAS4246 and FAS2246 Storage Disk to provide NAS for the Cisco UCS 5100 system and has provided our client the ability to easily provision virtual machines and storage to those virtual machines.

Room for Improvement

Product price is always a concern.

Use of Solution

I've used it for one year.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:

10/10 - NetApp’s service support personnel were excellent in getting us the help we needed.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was used.

Initial Setup

NetApp’s documentation helped us with the initial setup and configuration. Great documentation always leads to better designs and better operations and maintenance experience.

Implementation Team

We worked with a vendor and had a successful implementation.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were looked at.

Other Advice

NetApp’s FAS system is an excellent line of product. In today’s world the need for virtualization is continuingly increasing. Therefore having a storage platform that can be flexible in terms of configuration and scalability it’s important to the successful deployment of virtualization in the datacenter.

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