FlexPod Review

Decreased unplanned downtime and increased application performance


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is storage for medical imagery.

How has it helped my organization?

We have significantly less latency now with our imagery.

It certainly has increased the speed of operations.

The solution has made our staff more efficient because it is easier to manage. This has enabled them to spend time on tasks that drive our business forward. From a management perspective, the interface is much easier to use.

What is most valuable?

Reliability and convenience are its most valuable features.

The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are fairly important. Speed-wise, we are not having any latency issues.

What needs improvement?

The solution has not reduced our data center costs.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have no issues with the stability at all. It's a very stable platform.

The solution has decreased unplanned downtime incidents in our organization by 15 percent.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm very impressed with the scalability of the solution. It can be expanded almost infinitely.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

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

Our old solution was horrible and slow. We were using Dell EMC. We switched due to perceived latency.

How was the initial setup?

It was very simple and straightforward. I had it racked within half a day and connected.

What about the implementation team?

For deployment, we used NetApp personnel and a reseller. The experiences with them were good.

What was our ROI?

The solution has improved application performance in our organization by 30 percent.

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

Our licensing costs are about $50,000 per year.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Dynamics was on our vendor shortlist. 

We chose FlexPod after consulting with the vendor and NetApp.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely consider NetApp. I would rate the product as a 10 out of 10 because it is fantastic. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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