FlexPod Review

A good solution for integrating compute, networking and storage in data centers with easy deployment

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to integrate the compute, networking and storage in our data center.

How has it helped my organization?

FlexPod simplifies our deployments and the automation. It enables us to handle mission-critical workloads and applications.

What is most valuable?

The best feature of the product is not exactly a feature. It is the ease of deployment and use.

What needs improvement?

As a solution, it isn't really very innovative. It could have better support for portals.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. Any outage can be brought back up quickly.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is easily scaled. It is possible to integrate new capabilities and technologies which we have successfully done with no issues. It's a valid, viable model.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer service is above average.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The product was adopted as a solution before I came to the company. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used a consultant for the implementation. That was Bedrock and they are okay at what they do.

What was our ROI?

The reduction in data center costs is the obvious return on investment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution has reduced data center operating costs by about five percent.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other options were considered. That included IBM and HP solutions.

What other advice do I have?

The product is an eight out of ten. It's stable and we've had no issues. It is definitely worth considering as a solution depending on your particular needs.

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