What is our primary use case?
The key features and functionalities of NetApp FlexPod that the company uses run:
- VMware Horizon View
- standalone workloads.
The environment is NetApp Controller FAS8040, Cisco Nexus switches (5000/7000/9000) and Cisco UCS Server with fabric interconnect.
How has it helped my organization?
A single FlexPod can support a load of 2,000 - 5,000 employees without downtime.
What is most valuable?
SolidFire all-flash block storage in an existing FlexPod data center environment. This improves the agility and performance, including the additional load of cabling.
What needs improvement?
- Support for multiple vendors' hardware
- Support for SAN with Cisco 9000 switches
- Automated deployment and configuration with respect to CVD
For how long have I used the solution?
Three to five years.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
May 06 2018