FlexPod Pricing, License Cost and Setup

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 »
DataCente1bb
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 »
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 »
Steve Utter
Senior Cloud Systems Engineer at Alarm.Com
"Don't undersell some of the features that FlexPod provides to you." A lot of people will see the price tag on like, Dell's chassis systems or the EMC and they're like, "Oh, this is great," but they don't realize the things that they're giving up in the manageability of using a FlexPod, and the redundancy built into FlexPod. If your company really needs to be up 100% of the time, and you need to do a private data center, I don't know if I could realistically actually recommend another blueprint. 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 »
it_user527280
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I don't deal with the pricing too much but, from what I understand, we got a pretty good deal on some of the FlexPod equipment that we have. 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 »
SeniorSteee7
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 »
Alan-Crouch
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 »
SystemsEd439
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 »
ManagerO6505
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 »
Enterpriaa97
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The cost is a little high. View full review »
Bryon Fowler
Principal Analyst at Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos
The price point is pretty competitive. I'm pretty happy with where the price is right now, but it can always be cheaper! 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 »
David-Smith
Group Leader at a consultancy
I had pricing from separate vendors. I got storage from NetApp and Cisco Blade Servers, so I don't know. I didn't buy it as a package, so it's hard to say. View full review »
Darrell Monroe
Infrastructure Engineer at a energy/utilities company
Everything was licensed through however they worked out the pricing. It was all bundled in. My manager was involved in this decision. I don't even know what they paid for it. View full review »
SeniorSyc704
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn't involved in this. 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 »

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