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"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.""Our licensing costs are about $50,000 per year.""The footprint in the data center is quite large, especially when you scale out. Maybe find some hardware in the future, where if a new blade comes out, then Cisco can say, "Look, we'll buy those blades back off you, and we'll give you this blade for X amount of money." A buyback scheme would be good for hardware, and even NetApp as well. Something like a buyback scheme for blades and stuff moving forward would be good, because I know that they're going to put more power into them. E.g., replacing four blades might equal one blade, which would be awesome, but we are still going to have those four blades around. Maybe having something where it will give you this much money for these blades so we can upgrade. That would be perfect.""The total cost of ownership with this solution is good.""Everything is purchased, so we do not do any leasing with this product.""The scalability is very expensive.""We would like everything in one piece of hardware. This way we can just sell the product like a silo by putting everything in a stack together."

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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

VersaStack is a converged infrastructure solution of network, compute and storage designed for quick deployment and rapid time to value. The solution includes Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure together with IBM software- defined storage solutions to deliver extraordinary levels of agility and efficiency. VersaStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks application guides for faster infrastructure delivery as well as workload/ application deployment.

Designed for dynamic organizations that want to accelerate business growth while reducing costs, VersaStack incorporates IBM all-flash as well as hybrid storage technologies into the “single pane of glass” management environment provided by Cisco UCS Director. The solution offers quick deployment and execution of business applications—with the versatility to adapt as business priorities change. Providing an IT infrastructure that is easy, efficient and versatile, VersaStack helps accelerate data center infrastructure deployment and helps efficiently manage information and resources amid business change.

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University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
Newhall Hospital, Medicat, JJ Haines, Sigmax
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise62%
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FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 35 reviews while IBM VersaStack is ranked 11th in Converged Infrastructure. FlexPod is rated 8.8, while IBM VersaStack is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of FlexPod writes "Highly scalable solution that has been very stable". On the other hand, FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and VMware vSAN, whereas IBM VersaStack is most compared with Dell EMC VxBlock System and Dell EMC Vscale Architecture.

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