FlexPod IT Staff Efficiency

Has the solution made your staff more efficient, enabling them to spend time on tasks that drive your business forward? If yes, please provide some examples.

J. Kelly
Principal Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's sort of the one throat to choke philosophy. The customers in particular don't have to call here. If it's easy to get support, it isolates the problem on whatever stack you're running on. So, FlexPod supports multiple stacks. It doesn't just support one hypervisor or site.
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Principal Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Once the FlexPod is built, managers provision additional VMs. So, it's pretty simplified.
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Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution has made our staff more efficient, enabling them to spend time on tasks that drive our business forward. With the administration, it's given us a bit more time to do research and process development, even investing some time in automation.
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Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution has made your 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.
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Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Once deployed, it is set up and forget it. We do not have a dedicated FTE to manage this solution all day long. That's a good thing.
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Senior Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
Using this solution has made our staff more efficient because they are spending less time fiddling with the backend stuff. It is more intuitive.
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Senior IT Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
For the longest time, with all the failures that they had with the IBM Blade Servers, our server staff was rushing to bring in storage and servers because of all the failures. Because of this solution, we now don't have very many problems. The only problems that we do have is sometimes storage gets a little out of control. They need more than they thought they needed. Other than that, it's been very smooth. We rarely have major problems at that size.
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Infrastructure Engineer at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Our staff has been made more efficient by using this solution, enabling them to spend time on other tasks. Basically, they have time to do things other than managing FlexPod. It includes day to day operations, working on and closing support tickets, and other mundane activities.
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Technical Consultant at Venn IT solutions
Implementing this solution has made our staff more efficient because once it is built, it's a matter of provisioning additional VMs. It's pretty simplified.
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Director of Data Center Operations at Barry University
Using FlexPod has absolutely made our staff more efficient.
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Cloud Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are a very lean organization, so this solution has not necessarily made our staff more efficient. If we were not already that way then we wouldn't get anything done.
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Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
In terms of making our staff more efficient, we have had a mixed experience. It isn't necessarily FlexPod, per se. Rather, we chose the wrong hypervisor. Hyper-V is not well supported. NetApp and Cisco don't know as much about running Hyper-V as they do VMware on top of the platform. It was really our choice of hypervisor that is the negative point.
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Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The solution makes our staff more efficient, enabling them to spend time on tasks that drive our business forward. The environment is more homogeneous, so there are not as many technologies to study and learn. People can focus on improving their knowledge in existing technologies.
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Senior System Administrator at Bell Canada
FlexPod is making our staff more efficient. They don't have to spend as much time validating infrastructures and designs because that has been already taken care of out-of-the-box. The support model makes it a lot more efficient in the case of incidents.
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Sr Storage Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
FlexPod has enabled our staff to be more efficient. They spend less time managing multiple tickets with multiple vendors. If we open a ticket with Cisco and the issue needs to have NetApp pulled in or VMware pulled in, our contact is still Cisco and they still have ownership of the case, as opposed to, without FlexPod, the process would be opening a ticket with Cisco. Cisco would need to check something on the NetApp side. Then we would have to engage NetApp, open a NetApp case, coordinate some time to get everybody together on a WebEx, and then they could say that it's a Windows problem. Then we would have to open a ticket with Microsoft and do the whole thing again. The support is nice to have.
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Senior Storage Engineer at U.S. Bancorp
The solution's IT support has been key for it because we're able to size appropriately depending on the application and the flexibility to grow out each FlexPod depending on the application requirements.
It has also enabled our staff to be more efficient. Previous to this, all of our infrastructure was handled. The infrastructure was all outsourced and so when we were bringing everything in-sourcing, it allowed us to essentially start fresh. We were moving off of the legacy block storage from a specific vendor and this allowed much easier siloing essentially of our applications so that we didn't have resource contention between the applications.
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Jose MarianoCampelo
Project Leader Infrastructures Architecture at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Our team is more efficient since we started using the product as it has enabling them to spend time on tasks that drive our business forward.
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