FlexPod Pricing and License Cost

Aaron Hibbard
Senior Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Make sure you understand the technology that you need, and anytime that you are buying any storage make sure you understand storage. Do not just buy storage based on what somebody sells you in terms of IO or throughput. Buy storage based on the solutions you need, the technologies you need, and what will make your life a lot easier down the road. View full review »
Senior IT Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Everything is purchased, so we do not do any leasing with this product. View full review »
Cloud Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The total cost of ownership with this solution is good. View full review »
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Data Center Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Make sure that you engage as much with whom you are buying from as a partnership, not just as a purchase. View full review »
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our company makes purchases like CapEx (capital expenditure). So we do not have to maintain the license. View full review »
Aaron Kimball
Solutions Architect at GDT - General Datatech
Because of the way they slice things up, you have FlexPod Express, FlexPod Datacenter, and FlexPod Select, which allows you to go small, medium, and large with multiple locations. * If you have ROBO locations, you can go to Express. * If you're looking at a converged infrastructure, you can use FlexPod Datacenter. * You can use FlexPod Select if you need to have that pocketed application which needs top-notch performance. View full review »
Obi Vellore
Senior Project Consultant at DynTek
Sometimes you may end up spending a little more to get it in the first place, but you gain it back in terms of infrastructure upgrade costs and troubleshooting costs. The solution also lasts a surprisingly long time. View full review »
Senior Client Executive at Sirius
The NetApp portion was a $5 million investment five years ago. That has served the customer well over five and a half years. They are having to do another upgrade. But, if one could forecast as well as we did five years ago, that is pretty good. View full review »
Will Bashlor
Manager of IT Services at a comms service provider
We purchased FlexPod though Datalink. Be sure you use a known company to be sure you get the correct licensing and products for your specific needs. View full review »
Julie Gutierrez
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
You get better management and orchestration, but it still costs you money. You won't be spending less money to go to new technology. You're just getting more. You're still spending a lot of money. View full review »
JasonDe Plessis
Platforms Engineer at Logicalis
It has reduced our data center costs. Having everything in a single cabinet versus multiple cabinets can reduce your cost. View full review »
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
As a startup, for the amount of budget we have and the amount we spend, we are getting what we expected. View full review »
Senior IT Manager at Vocera
It is expensive. My company is small. When you look at the price point, this is a big thing for us to invest in. View full review »
Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We pay approximately $1,400 USD in total for between five-thousand and ten-thousand ports. Apart from FlexPod fees, I have the VMware annual license cost. View full review »
Sales Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We would like everything in one piece of hardware. This way we can just sell the product like a silo by putting everything in a stack together. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If you can afford it, I would certainly go for it. I don't think there are very many other options. Now you have HCI, so you could skip the Cisco piece. I'm not an HCI customer but I would assume it would have better, tighter integration than Cisco and NetApp. View full review »
Rodrigo Moncao
Storage Engineer Manager at Servix informatics
Because the solution is now stable, we are saving about $100 million USD a year. View full review »
Principal Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
I heard the NVMe stuff is coming around. We don't have that license or that feature yet. So, we probably will try it out and see how much improvement that's over our current setup. View full review »
Manager Of Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
We purchased from CDW•G. They are great partners on the government side. View full review »
Alex Tsui
Senior Solution Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The FlexPod licensing can adjust to your purse, i.e. there are different levels available for businesses of all sizes. View full review »
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The cost is a little high. View full review »
Mike Ryan
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The annual cost is approximately $100,000 USD. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
FlexPod is expensive but from my perspective, it is worth the cost. I say this because of the ease of use and performance benefits. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was more expensive than others but the reliability in the tools has saved us money in that regard, so it's worth it. View full review »
Jegan Chinnu
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is cheaper than other products. For example, Dell EMC VxBlock is more expensive. View full review »
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our licensing costs are about $50,000 per year. View full review »
Network Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We have a lease for approximately $10,000 USD per month. View full review »
Krishna Ramanath
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We purchased the solution through CDW. They are a partner and knowledgeable. We are good and comfortable with CDW. View full review »
Practice Lead at Bedroc
The solution has reduced data center operating costs by about five percent. View full review »
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