FlexPod Validated Designs New Technologies

What are your impressions of the validated designs, in terms of integrating new capabilities and technologies?

IT Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I find it a little bit complicated. Although it is well engineered, it is hard to maintain and update. It is a little bit cumbersome. Overall, it's a sound solution but it takes a lot of man hours to keep up.
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Darrell Monroe
Infrastructure Engineer at TechnipFMC
If we’re talking Converged then integrating new hardware is rather easy. If we’re talking hyperconverged then it’s a little different, depending on what platform you’re going with. If it is Cisco’s HyperFlex, which we use, then it is rather simple to integrate that into the current USC system. If it is NetApp HCI, which we do not use, then I don’t know how hard that would be. I think that Cisco HyperFlex is what we’re going to go with.
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Justin Wasden
Director of Datacenter with 51-200 employees
I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the validated designs because that is what I go by, whenever we’re building out systems for the customers. It seems like they stay pretty up to date on the newly released products.
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Francis Shin
Solutions Architect at SHI International Corp.
They're always validating new designs on FlexPod to adapt to current versions of software and WMware, for instance. They're all good, validated designs.
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Sr Platform Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think that the designs are good in that they provide a kind of known quantity.
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Network Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This gives us a good opportunity because it allows to to connect different Cisco devices, giving us a highly diverse environment.
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Mike Ryan
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used the Validated Designs extensively when I set it up.
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Colin Fritzke
Network Engineer at Long view systems
We appreciate having the validated designs because it takes the guesswork out of piecing it together.
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Network Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
It is good to have validated designs, so at least supposedly it will work.
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Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Those validated designs make our engineer lives, much easier.
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Jose MarianoCampelo
Project Leader Infrastructures Architecture at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The validated designs for major enterprise apps in our company are very important. It helps us in using a lot of Microsoft applications.
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