FlexPod Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Phillip Hice
Consultant
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

From the integration standpoint, it is a lot easier to integrate than a lot of people initially felt. Being able to leverage either block or file capabilities of the storage is something that has been beneficial. Most customers had to look… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped my organization in terms of ease of deployment. The approach of utilizing NFS and some of the key features that have been put in for VDI help us limit boot storm and other similar issues. I see is a lot of those things that… more»

What needs improvement?

I usually give everything a nine, because there's potentially something better out there that I haven't come across yet. Nine says there isn't anything better, and I hesitate to give anybody top marks across the board on anything. In terms… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We’ve worked with IBM, HPE, and Pure Storage. The only storage vendor that isn't an actual partner with Key Information is EMC. I've been doing storage since Viber channel was invented and I've implemented Versa stacks and FlexPods. I don't… more»

What other advice do I have?

Selecting this solution really depends on the architects. The first thing I ask is why they think they need to upgrade and what it is that is driving it. A lot of times, unfortunately, a lot of upgrades aren't really upgrades. They are just… more»
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