FlexPod Environments

What are your thoughts regarding the solution's private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments?

Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
My thoughts on the solution regarding private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environment are that I definitely think hybrid is the future, having a flexible infrastructure. That's where I like the FlexPod, it's more like hyperconverged. It has more layers of flexibility for moving workloads up to and back from the cloud.
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Casey Riffel
Lead of the Server and Storage Team at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
In terms of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, it's great to see because we have a large presence in Azure already. But it's native Azure. There was no tooling to tie it to our data center. Until now. So shifting things to the cloud volumes from Azure Blob Storage inserts a common framework, we can replicate data between the data centers and the cloud. It's great.
In terms of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, it's great to see because we have a large presence in Azure already. But it's native Azure. There was no tooling to tie it to our data center. Until now. So shifting things to the cloud volumes from Azure Blob Storage inserts a common framework, we can replicate data between the data centers and the cloud. It's great.
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Jason Batt
Senior Data Storage Administrator at Denver Health
Regarding private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, I love it. The idea of the state of Fabric. We haven't been able to leverage the public cloud proportion of it yet, but the whole vision of the data movement is where we want to stay, so that we're ready for the cloud where we can do that. As for private, we're looking to bring up storage grid and be able to offload cold blocks on our AFF. That kind of a feature set is wonderful.
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Isaac Ojeda
Subject Matter Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are trying to decide if we want to go to a private, hybrid or multi-cloud environment.
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Storage Administrator at HDR
We are planning eventually to go in the cloud. So, the multi-cloud capability being there in the future is exciting.
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Gage Parker
Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't love the Cloud. It is a good space for second copy backups and maybe bursting into the cloud depending on what your application workload is like. However, I'm not a lover of the hybrid cloud model, or even going fully into the cloud, unless you are willing to undertake the paradigm of creating your applications and workload for it. Moving your legacy info into the cloud is expensive and a bad move.
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Senior IT Manager at Vocera
Hybrid cloud is where it is at, and I don't believe everybody can go into public cloud or multi-cloud entirely. I am looking forward to connecting hybrid cloud to my FlexPod environment.
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Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to go with the hybrid environment. My tech is built to accommodate any application, independent of the stack where you are, whether it is on on-premise, AWS, Google, or Azure. This way you have ease of moving the application in and back, providing flexibility. However, I would stick with the hybrid as the best way to start with public clouds because of security.
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Capacity Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Today, it looks like the software design solutions will be able to support our move into the cloud much easier than I initially thought. We are only just starting that transformation now, but I see with Data ONTAP and Cloud Volumes ONTAP, it looks like we will be easily moving our data into the cloud and making better use of the compute that is up there rather than having to expand out in our data center.
We have four or five weather events every year which cause a huge strain on our systems with customers logging in and working out whether they have power or not, or how long the power outages will last, and whilst that happens, our databases are getting absolutely hammered. Now, historically we've had to build our data center to be able to cope with those big workloads. It's only four or five days a year, so we are effectively wasting money when we don't need to. If we can burst out to the cloud, it would really help.
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Aaron Kimball
Solutions Architect at GDT - General Datatech
For on-premise solutions, it allows our customers to be able to move workloads in and out of the cloud. This allows for the hybrid model. It gives on-premise security, but if they have workloads that require cloud-based applications or containerized applications, then they can the capability of moving their workloads into the cloud. So, it's all about application overloading.
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Dan Scullen
Senior Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton
FlexPod gives you the opportunity to keep it private, but at the same time, you have the ability to go hybrid, making it public. So, it's very versatile.
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Operations Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
While we don't do cloud yet, we might consider it in the future.
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Manager of Network Services at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We don't use it for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments.
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Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It would be so wonderful to incorporate private hybrid and multi-cloud environments. And even rope in some of these cloud providers.
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Julie Gutierrez
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution works great for multi-cloud environments because you can segment the platform.
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Associate VP at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Organizations are going towards cloud environments. However, as we are doing customers' projects, we do not go for external cloud, we do it on our internal private cloud. Our priority is to respect the customer's data in the internal private cloud.
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Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Private cloud is good as long as it justifies the cost of putting your data in public clouds. If you're a financial client, you can't put all your financial data in a public cloud, as per government policies. However, if it's not critical data nor personal data of the customer, then it should be okay to put it on a public cloud as long as it justifies the price.
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Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We would like them to have better features to integrate with the cloud.
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Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Multi-cloud environments can work well for some use cases, like expanding data centers.
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Obi Vellore
Senior Project Consultant at DynTek
Everyone has done private cloud. I see a lot of customers moving towards the hybrid model. Where you could do it in different ways. I've seen people have an infrastructure and service provider, then they realize quickly that it is not the solution for them and want to move back. However, it is not that easy. You have to pay going in and going out, as there is time and effort involved, as well as additional work. However, with FlexPod, it doesn't matter which cloud solution that you pick. You can move any which way. I am just starting a multi-cloud project that does this now. The flexibility of it is amazing.
Our customers see the value of multi-cloud environments and the unlimited amount of growth that they provide.
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Jegan Chinnu
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This flexible is very good for private cloud solutions.
The latency is about five billion milliseconds, which is coming from the cloud servers.
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Rodrigo Moncao
Storage Engineer Manager at Servix informatics
For our implementation, our customers are just private cloud. They are not going to public or hybrid now, but customers know that they able to do it.
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Senior System Administrator at Bell Canada
Bundled with the right products, multi-cloud environments could be a good asset. With its flexibility, it would allow for movement of workloads into multiple environments, which would be a great benefit.
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IT Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
With respect to private hybrid and multicloud environments, this solution is truly resilient. It has good performance, is well engineered, and has good support overall.
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Darrell Monroe
Infrastructure Engineer at TechnipFMC
From a cloud perspective, we use AWS and Azure, but we’re not really tied in as far as using either Metacloud or Cisco’s cloud. It’s directly connected to the sites.
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Justin Wasden
Director of Datacenter with 51-200 employees
We haven’t done a whole lot with hybrid or cloud. We’re primarily doing everything within our own data center. Even for customers who want an off-site backup, we’ll house their data in our data center. The solution that we’re selling them is on-premise. Essentially, we’ve made our own cloud and operate within that niche.
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Francis Shin
Solutions Architect at SHI International Corp.
All three of these are heavily in use by various customers. I would say that hybrid is probably the most common today.
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Sr Platform Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is definitely good on the private side. We don’t use it much for the hybrid or multi-cloud.
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Adel Saeed
Sr Network Solution Engineer at InterVision Systems Technologies
We use the hybrid environment. It connects our on-premise system with the cloud.
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Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are getting ready to move to the cloud.
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Business Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is possible to take legacy storage, legacy compute, current compute and future compute and have the product be self aware. It will require a lot of testing and planning.
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Taylor Brown
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Payments Canada
The product has cloud environments with a high degree of reliability. It is easy to manage.
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Mike Ryan
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not explored that.
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Colin Fritzke
Network Engineer at Long view systems
This solution works well in private and hybrid environments. Multi-cloud, I have yet to see.
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