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Pros
"For FlexPod, it is always trustworthy. I had previously never seen flex machines from other brands or associated with other products. FlexPod is a large investment and they are good enough to support it.""FlexPod has improved our company as far as ease of management, stability, and redundancy.""All of our main applications run on this solution, and it has done a stellar job.""FlexPod is easy to setup, maintain and has great stability.""The agility is probably the most valuable feature for us. It's very easy to send out resources.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from this solution is the ease of actually setting it up and learning it.""It is definitely easier for us to maintain and do build-outs, so it takes a lot less time to set things up for the customer.""It's a kind of one-stop shop as far as support goes."

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"This solution is very simple to use.""The user interface, reporting, and management are good, and we are quite happy with the performance.""The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to restore lost machines. Essentially its high availability capabilities are extremely valuable to us.""The flexibility is the most advantageous aspect of the solution. Our system has a very big environment. Due to this, the replication and backup operation is not an easy task. We prefer HPE SimpliVity modules in our environment, even when we have some different cases in operations.""Consolidation and duplications features."

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Cons
"Installation with FlexPod is a bit complex, but it can be upgraded easily. I think Flexpod is phasing out, but it is still the right solution.""The initial learning curve is pretty steep.""This solution is very hard to maintain and keep up.""One touch upgrades would be nice.""I'd like to see some more Ansible integration for automation purposes. We automate everything else with Ansible, so it would be great if we could automate our FlexPod with Ansible as well.""The procedure for contacting technical support could be simplified.""As we do much of the Tier-I support ourselves, and thus don't normally need it, there is time wasted in moving up to the next level.""The biggest thing that I would like to see is more cost-effective FlexPod solutions."

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"I would like to see better manageability and integration with third-party tools.""The interface is not fully integrated with the ESXi, which is something that could be improved.""The solution has a complicated front-end.""The solution needs to add NFS features.""The MTG inside HP could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The FlexPod licensing can adjust to your purse, i.e. there are different levels available for businesses of all sizes.""Cost is the primary factor behind why I would not give this product a perfect rating.""It is not going to save you money, but that is not the point. The opportunity to stay competitive in the marketplace is not a cost.""We have a lease for approximately $10,000 USD per month.""We pay approximately $1,400 USD in total for between five-thousand and ten-thousand ports.""It is not cheap, but there is a return on investment in time saved and efficiency.""The solution has saved our customers' organization in terms of CapEx. E.g., with the cloud availability, it's turned into sort of a hybrid CapEx/OpEx model.""The main return on investment would be that instead of having to refresh all of our desktop hardware we have been able to go reimage existing machines and use those as thin clients, then also purchase new thin clients rather than buying actual hardware. It also reduces the overhead of having our technicians deploy those systems and maintain them."

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"This is an expensive system and not every customer has the kind of budget to support it."

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Top Answer: Centralized management and administration is the main feature; and also along with HPE InfoSight, it will give analytics, dashboard, and it is very easy to use.
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Top Answer: We primarily use the solution as a container-as-a-service. We use it to host containers. It effectively supports a cloud-based container system.
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1st
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9,805
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3,548
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60
Average Words per Review
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Rating
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3,094
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300
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FlexPod
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Overview

The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk

HPE ConvergedSystem gives you lower cost of ownership and greater flexibility to meet more business demands. Eliminate the inefficiencies and inflexibility of one-silo-at-a-time infrastructure with software-defined agility and automation.

Deploy pre-validated, factory-tested configurations in weeks instead of months. Set up IT services in minutes, not hours. Integrated, workload-optimised systems eliminate infrastructure silos for improved efficiency, simplicity and speed.

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Sample Customers
University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance GroupFAW-Volkswagen, NICS, NBrIX, Pinpoint, HPE Technology Services, SWS, Ko Sistem, HPE
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company14%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company33%
Consumer Goods Company17%
University8%
Logistics Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about FlexPod vs. HPE ConvergedSystem and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,108 professionals have used our research since 2012.

FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 60 reviews while HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews. FlexPod is rated 8.6, while HPE ConvergedSystem is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FlexPod writes "The agility reduces the number of hours that it takes to construct a physical or virtual data center". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ConvergedSystem writes "Flexible with good restore functionality and excellent technical support". FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Dell EMC VxBlock System, whereas HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, Dell EMC VxBlock System, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and HPE SimpliVity. See our FlexPod vs. HPE ConvergedSystem report.

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