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 »
SystemTe24ef
System Team Lead & IT Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a little more expensive to go down the FlexPod route, but I think the ease of management in having all the vendors aligned really helps us in the long run. There is more upfront cost, but less down the road that we have to pay; maintenance and support, man-hours, actually managing the system. 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 »
Wayne Rollins
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 »
Mike Lawler
Systems Administrator, I at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was a little spendy, but you get what you pay for, though. It's rock solid, other than my firmware issue. Other than that, I plugged it in, and other than checking on it once a month to make sure that there are no alerts, I leave it alone. That's fantastic. View full review »
Will Bashlor
Manager Of IT Services at a comms service provider
We purchased FlexPod though Datalink. View full review »
Director5618
Director, Technology at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing was competitive against what else was out there. We were already a NetApp shop, so it made it more of a sell for us because we already had the knowledge in-house for NetApp and ONTAP. Going to the FlexPod was easy in that sense. View full review »
Anthony Njoroge
Senior Customer Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Pricing and licensing is very affordable from a FlexPod perspective. Bear in mind, for total peace-of-mind support, make sure the guest operating system and off-the-shelf application vendors have premium support so that you can integrate all their supports together into one. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Principaaa2b
Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Beat them up on pricing, because they’re not cheap. 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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