FlexPod Validated Designs

How important are the solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in your organization? Please provide examples.

J. Kelly
Principal Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is very important that the solution validates the design for major enterprises. We rely on the validated design, specifically for the customer. When you look at the designs and what you have in mind, the prerequisites have already been done for you. So, it was easy to make the fit a little easier for each customer. Each customer being different.
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reviewer1223577
Principal Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are very important. We just followed them to make sure the CVD was compliant or matched to what they designed.
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reviewer1223541
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are very important. It's basically become critical to our organization to have that system functioning a 100 percent of the time. If that system is not functional, then our doctors and nurses can't provide the care to the patients in an effective way. So, it's important that it is stable, works, and easy to understand.
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reviewer1223484
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are fairly important. Speed-wise, we are not having any latency issues.
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HammadSikander
Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are very important. With upgrades and fixes, we can't afford downtime. That is number one. When you have multiple systems coming together there is always a chance of something not being compatible or something goes wrong. With this converge infrastructure, we know it has been tested by the companies. We know the issues beforehand, which is critical.
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MarioArlia
Senior Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps are very useful for us from an engineering standpoint.
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reviewer1223463
Senior IT Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We do a little bit of Oracle at some of the sites, so the validated designs have been very good. We've had very good results. We have no complaints about latency or anything like that. Most of it is a lot of just file shares and stuff like that. But we do have Oracle and SQL at some sites.
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Michael-Jensen
Infrastructure Engineer at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
We use Cisco validated designed but we don't do our own designs.
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JamesThomas1
Technical Consultant at Venn IT solutions
The solution’s validated designs are pretty important for major enterprise apps in our organization. We follow them to make sure that we're compliant.
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JustinMoses
Director of Data Center Operations at Barry University
The validated designs for major enterprise applications are very important to our organization. We have to make sure that everything is fully supported, end to end, and that we're not going to have any problems. When people have trouble they resort to finger-pointing and complain about the network, servers, or storage. With the one validated design, we contact NetApp and get support for everything we need.
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reviewer1223598
Cloud Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution's validated designed for major enterprise apps are very important to us because we would prefer not to open support calls, and with the validated configuration, it just works.
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reviewer1223601
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
The validated designs for major enterprise applications are very important for us. They help with time availability, architecture, and security. From an application uptime perspective, it's important.
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reviewer1223619
Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
The validated designs for major enterprise applications are very important for our organization because we are part of the local government, and this solution is a critical platform for a broad array of applications and services that we provide to the public.
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KyleKnox
Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
The validated design is nice if we have issues with anything. We can call the vendor, or if anyone says anything, we can say, "Well, we're already running by the certified design to the verify design. We're not doing anything out of the ordinary." It makes support a lot easier.
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization is very important because of the whole troubleshooting problem, or if we run into any supportability problems. We say, "We've done what was asked of the company. It is all verified. We shouldn't have any funny things happening." As for management, if they come down and ask questions, we can say, "We're following best practices."
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AlexTsoi
Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are very important. We use all certified designs to be eligible for the enterprise support and to receive support promptly. That is why we extremely rely on the certified designs and best practices.
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VitorDias
Sales Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The best improvement is the validated designs. Everything has compliance. Sometimes when you have a trouble with a machine, or in your switch or storage, you can just call one place to solve the problem.
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EricKutyla
Senior System Administrator at Bell Canada
The validated design is really important for us because it gives us a model on which to base our architecture and continued support for all firmware upgrades. It also provides consistency throughout the environment.
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