FlexPod Review

Enables our customers to combine and streamline compute and storage

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for it is in the healthcare market. We have a lot of customers using it because they want to have some flexibility with storage and compute. That is the reason we are selling it in the healthcare market.

How has it helped my organization?

It's much cheaper than the old legacy stuff, especially the storage. It means that our customers don't have to take care of separate storage, separate compute, but can combine them. It streamlines things, especially for development.

What is most valuable?

The flexibility of using it for compute as well as the flexibility of the storage itself.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When it's running, it's running. It's fine. We are impressed with the product. At the beginning, because it was new for us, there were some issues, but now, after some implementations, it has been okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been very helpful, and also very polite. They guided us through the process, followed up with us. I've had a good experience with them.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at HyperFlex. HyperFlex is also compatible but I think NetApp SolidFire is more robust.

What other advice do I have?

Our primary criteria when selecting a vendor are to get support, a good solution, one that our customers are happy with.

My advice would be, try it, buy it, see what you can do with it and get some experience with it. With that experience, you can better sell it to the customer.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.

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