What is most valuable?
The density and the flexibility that it provides are the most valuable features. In the C7000, there was a memory density issue per-blade that was solved in Synergy's platform. On top of that, I value the composability of it. In other words, being able to create hyper-converged systems within the frame, rather than having to resort to rack mounts.
How has it helped my organization?
A great benefit is being able to create different solutions that aren't available in the traditional C7000 platform.
What needs improvement?
It's a lot more about some of the speeds and feeds, such as the 25, 50, 100 GB virtual connections. In addition, I would like to see improvement in the 32 GB fiber channel connection at the end of it.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
We have no issues with stability.
How are customer service and technical support?
I have not used technical support.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
It's just one of those products that as a partner, we have always tried to stay on top of. Previously, we had the C7000, plus other competing products, in our lab.
When selecting a vendor, I look at how well things integrate together, as well as the ease of management.
How was the initial setup?
I was not involved in the initial setup.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We didn’t look at any competitor’s solutions.
What other advice do I have?
Look at the flexibility of the platform, as far as being able to have that storage drive to be able to do hyper-converge. It should not block your architecture. As you scale it out, you don’t have choke points on the network side, like you do in other platforms.