FlexPod Scalability

Business938f
Business Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It does have its limitation if the architecture is weak and constructed incorrectly. If you do it right, it scales infinitely. When you build it, and you build it to scale, you'll be able to serve out any application dynamically to end users. It could be an organization of 3,000, it could be an organization of 50,000. As long as you build your FlexPod architecture correctly within your data center, whether it's a co-location or a physical data center, it's proven itself to be extremely scalable. It becomes an Achilles tendon when an organization leveraging FlexPod does not build enough scalable resources. That's when layering applications does cause issues. I've seen that both from a security perspective, as well as an application performance perspective. View full review »
Aaron Hibbard
Senior Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
We haven't hit any limits as of yet. Our most recent purchase is actually a 3.6 petabyte raw system. It is a 360, 10TB drive, which, at the time, is the largest they could do. It is an E-Series, it is more storage then we know what to do with right now. We are only using about half of it right now, so the scale out to the future allows us to get where we want to go. We use it for a CCTV solution, so video never gets smaller, it only gets bigger because there are more cameras. More cameras with a higher resolution and higher frame rates. We made sure that we purchased a system which would will grow with us and scale with us as we need it to. View full review »
DataCente1bb
Data Center Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We purchased what we needed, so there is some room for scalability. We went big with the A700, thus we are using the 15TB SSDs. So far, so good. View full review »
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Darin Zook
Service Delivery Architect at Premiercomm
Scalability is an area where NetApp has definitely grown, once they got out of strictly 7-Mode and moved over to cluster data on tap. The scale-out architecture versus scale-up architecture was more beneficial there and actually carried more weight within the industry when you started to see what some others were doing. On the UCS side of things, I struggle with it back and forth, tying everything back through the fabric interconnects. I see that over time they're not going to scale out as well as they scale up, and you're going to have to replace them at some point. But it's still a much more scalable architecture compared to some of the competing solutions that are out there, like HPE Synergy. View full review »
Matt Banks
Senior Engineer at Energysolutions
I haven't had to cross that bridge yet, but I'm sure it's there if I need it. Don't get me wrong. Scalability's been a big thing because we suddenly needed to maintain backups for a lot longer and I needed more storage space. We went from a half a petabyte to a petabyte within months because we needed to and it worked fine, so I guess that's good, considering it wasn't part of the plan initially. View full review »
Phillip Hice
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability, obviously, is phenomenal. Once you have your base system in place, and you've got your architecture the way you want it, being able to add additional compute or storage is about as simple as it gets. View full review »
Casey Riffel
Lead of the Server and Storage Team at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We have had to scale the product. We set up one of our data centers with a single chassis and we've since grown into three chassis, all with no downtime. View full review »
ManagerO2057
Manager of Network Services at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We haven't had much experience with scalability. We gave ourselves room to grow into the product. We've only done any real scaling at refresh time. View full review »
Capacity532c
Capacity Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It seems scalable. It scales more than we need. I love that we will be able to scale out into the cloud and utilize that when we need it. View full review »
Mark Reboli
Network/Telecom/IT Security Manager at a university with 201-500 employees
Scalability is fine, I'm on my third or fourth iteration with it. As far as I can see, I'm probably going to stick with it. View full review »
Jason Batt
Senior Data Storage Administrator at Denver Health
We planned a five-year model for our Epic environment, so that we haven't really needed to scale. For other areas of our environment, it has scaled fairly well. The data mobility helps a lot with that, if we have to do a refresh. It's just simply vol moves, etc. One thing to note would be that we're now looking to go into a MetroCluster IP with our FlexPod. Going from Fabric to IP, we're not able to do that with vol move. Still, we can do SnapMirror relationships and get all that data moved over. The one other thing would be that in the transition from 7-Mode to CDOT there was no unplanned downtime, and it went very well with all the tools that NetApp has provided us. View full review »
John Capobianco
Senior IT Planner Integrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it can scale highly. View full review »
Kent Christiansen
Practice Director at Datalink
FlexPod is primarily built to scale up with your most important applications, but you can scale it out to some degree. There are a lot of different architectures: cloud, hyperconverged, etc., which have different attributes to them. However, when you have your most mission critical stuff and you need it to scale up providing consistent performance, that is really what it was built for. View full review »
Brian Foulks
System Engineer at Missile Defense Agency
The only thing we have scaled are the blades within the UCS. The fact that they allow us to use the same chassis and just swap out the blades, that part was interesting for us. Same idea with the NetApp equipment in the FlexPod. We don't have to worry about the shelves. We can replace just the drives and go higher up on that side. It allows us to scale without doing a full-bore rack replacement. View full review »
Aaron Kimball
Solutions Architect at GDT - General Datatech
You can grow within the environment or you can scale to a different pod architecture. It allows for easy scaling. You can scale within or outside of it. So, it's resilient and scalable, which makes it a great platform. View full review »
CloudEngf0aa
Cloud Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Currently, I think it's great because they support, for example, cluster. You can scale that beyond belief. Then, there's also the UCS domains, you can have multiples in there and expand it, so I think it has no problems scaling. Unless you're talking a really, really large environment with, say, beyond the petabytes. And even then... Maybe you could run into issues with management, but still I think UCS Director provides value with that. View full review »
Obi Vellore
Senior Project Consultant at DynTek
It's amazingly scalable. It just works. It can expand to large MetroClusters and keep expanding. View full review »
Brad Mastin
Senior It Analyst at a energy/utilities company
Very scalable. We're already planning how we're going to expand and grow it. They're doing a lot of exploration work so we know it's going to expand so we're already planning for it, and it's going to be easy to do. View full review »
Craig Mcdonnell
Director of Integration Services at Charter Communications, Inc.
We use it both in the field and in the lab. In the lab, scalability means that my clients (which are all internal users) are building software, writing code, and building up new applications that we provide for them. We have around 26 million subscribers for Charter. Within the platform, we are able to leverage and give those individuals tenants the necessary tools to grow and build what they need to build to provide services to our external clients. View full review »
Ahmed Jehanzeb
Infrastructure Engineer at Suntrust Bank
In terms of scalability, that's exactly what we have with FlexPod. We're trying to expand into the cloud. Anytime we need to add some servers or take some down, it's very scalable. FlexPod is very fast. View full review »
Will Bashlor
Manager of IT Services at a comms service provider
It is very scalable. We actually started with only two blades in one system and four blades in the other, and we had capabilities for eight blades. Thus, it has allowed us to be very scalable throughout the entire life of the product as we owned it. View full review »
Derek Van Den Bosch
Admin at Tower International
It's great. I've done analysis and I came from a HPE centric mindset. We brought in UCS, and from a scale and price perspective there's a sweet point where UCS definitely has an advantage. Also, I'd add the additional advantage is throughput. View full review »
Conrad Madewell
TSE at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is definitely scalable. This is a great platform that you can build from. If you need to think about scalability in the future, this is the solution because you can stay small and build it out as you go, as you grow, and stay ahead of the market. View full review »
Julie Gutierrez
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I have multiple models. You can start out with one or two platforms, then scale it up. They have some great management tools that you can use to orchestrate the whole environment. So, you don't have to go to one server at a time. You can manage a multitude of them. View full review »
RajSingh
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is sometimes a challenge for us. The way we are growing, sometimes we don't know what the demand is going to look like. It's hard to expect what demand is going to come by forecasting through purchase, going through the cycle. I feel that there is a scope for improvement here. Make it more like On Demand. Make FlexPod On Demand, maybe the compute piece or storage piece. Also it would be nice if they could know our datacenter footprint, so they know how much we can grow. That would help minimize the time for scaling, because those were some of the challenges we faced frequency around datacenter space and to figure out where things to plugin. View full review »
Martin Hoeg
System Engineer at Jones Walker Llp
So far I have not had any issues at all. The only couple of things I would like to see would be something, as I said, like internal tiering where you could automatically set up an aggregate spread across a 10K disc and have the controller automatically tier it. But now we're going all flash anyway so who cares? We've kind of brute forced our way out of the problems. View full review »
NetworkE8816
Network Engineering Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can scale the solution really easily. We've been doing that fluidly. We were probably one of the first Cisco customers to come online when the UCS line came out. We have a lot invested in our architecture and we pass that on to clients. Scaling is easy to do. We can pretty much have any one of our clients do it on demand. View full review »
Isaac Ojeda
Subject Matter Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It scales easily. We went through an upgrade of adding additional chassis, and it wasn't a big deal. View full review »
it_user527184
Solution Architect at Thin Technologies
There are configuration maximums of each platform. I've yet to see an environment that we've hit those numbers on yet, but with the technologies that NetApp is releasing with All Flash, and the new blades from Cisco, we keep getting ahead of any kind of limits with technology advances. View full review »
Executivc4c1
Executive Director Of IT at a university
We have already scaled it. In the last two years, we've already extended out with more hard drive space, with more memory, with more processing power. No problems whatsoever. View full review »
Darin Zook
Service Delivery Architect at Premiercomm
It scales out and up, so you can go both directions depending on what the needs are on the NetApp side. On the UCS side, it scales out beautifully. Everything ties back to the fabric interconnects, and you can scale up to 20 chassis, so a ridiculous amount of compute power for any sized workload. View full review »
Niharika Singh
Storage Admin at Tats Consultancy Services
Yes, we can scale. We are actually now scaling our environment, including FlexPod on our roadmap, and it does scalability. View full review »
John Barrow
Chief Technologist at Datalink, a division of Insight
Scale for us was really important. We were taking multiple data centers across the US and Canada and consolidating them into two regional data centers. We did not want all of the out-of-pocket expenses upfront. We knew with the FlexPod that we could scale out as we consumed more of those smaller data centers. View full review »
Tariq Ejaz
Systems Manager at Marcum Technology
We have a customer that has five chassis and it scales very well. It is very easy to scale up and wide. View full review »
Sreenivas H
IT Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I use FlexPod for small remote offices. I do not come across scalability often because I have a three node minimum, which is working out well. If we want to scale, we would need a lot of technical assessment. However, from what I have read and heard, it is easy to scale, so it should not be a problem. View full review »
Ilias Mintidis
IT Engineer at CenturyLink, Inc.
Scaling it was not difficult. The scale of the FlexPod for a company I worked with before was about eight nodes. View full review »
SrStorEng65465
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Initially, when we started downsizing our data center, we consolidated a lot of equipment into FlexPod. The fewer racks and companies to deal with: one vendor and one support. This sounded good when we were small. Initially, everything was certified, and read and worked beautifully. However, when we scaled up, because the business grew, we had real scalability challenges, as FlexPod is designed for a small to mid-size customers. With FlexPod, there is a vertical limit for everything. It is somewhat resilient. If your company has equally scaled growth in all area, then maybe FlexPod is good. However, if your network is growing 200 percent, but the storage is only 100 percent, or maybe the company is only 50 percent, then the apps didn't scale up right. This will create bigger challenges. View full review »
Steve Breaz
It Specialist at US EPA
Very good so far. We haven't taken it to any extreme level, but anything we've needed to do, we've been able to scale out easily, and we've been able to extend it out to our disaster recovery sites and include that in the same architectures. We have a little mini FlexPod down there too. View full review »
SeniorSteee7
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is scaling to our needs. We don't have any issues. Even though the automation is complex and it is stubborn, it scales to whatever the level that we want to performance-wise and availability-wise. View full review »
Thomas Armentani
Network operations at Marine forces
We currently have eight servers, and we just got another FlexPod with additional servers so we can scale up to another 11. We're looking at establishing a co-op that will allow us to have an off-site presence. We are working on that now, but it is scalable. We just haven't employed it fully yet. View full review »
Gage Parker
Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are constantly scaling. I just added half a petabyte of storage not too long ago to the storage site. Adding new nodes and making new UCS clusters allows us to scale any way that we want. View full review »
Dan Scullen
Senior Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton
It's flexible. You can scale up or out. Our environment has never needed it, but the option has always been there. View full review »
Alok Tripathi
It Managed Services Provider at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
There is a scalability issue with the FlexPod in terms of scale out. We always have to go and procure this piece in the data center. We always have to order a new piece of equipment for the FlexPod. That increases the cost. View full review »
Steve Cooksey
Senior Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We actually did several upgrades. We've had to upgrade the compute, the UC, chassis. We've added storage, all non-disruptive. So, yeah it's very scalable. View full review »
Eric Kutyla
Senior Systems Administrator at Bell Canada
It is very scalable. Since it's based off of Cisco UCS and all NetApp products, it has huge scalability. View full review »
Alan-Crouch
Senior IT Manager at Vocera
The scalability is very good. I wish it was a more cost-effective, but you get what you pay for. View full review »
Troy Brick Margelofsky
Solutions Architect Team Lead at CDW
It does scale well. I do not want to infinite scalability, but it is no different than a traditional data center. Silos, network, and storage, and compute; it is all of those same components. It is just prevalidated and predesigned. I used an analogy the other day. Someone learning how to cook and someone else figured out the entire recipe for you, you just have to cook it. When you go to scale, you can scale whichever pieces of the infrastructure that you need, either collectively, or you can leave it. View full review »
Architec69f5
Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
There are no issues in terms of scalability with this solution. If I want to grow the compute resources or Azure separately then I can do it. Or, if I want to add a fabric internet switch then I will just buy it. View full review »
Justin Wasden
Director of Datacenter with 51-200 employees
Scalability is easy, and we can pretty much have anybody do it. View full review »
Infrastr4edd
Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is awesome. With UCS and NetApp, it is very scalable. You cannot get more scalable than that. View full review »
SeniorSy113c
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the fact that we can add compute as needed, without downtime. From the storage side, I guess that's easy to expand as well, by just throwing down another shelf to the FlexPod. View full review »
John Nevis
Scada supervisor at Brook fields renewable power
Scalability has also been great. We have been able to spin up new virtual machines as needed. We haven't run into any bottlenecks. View full review »
Rodrigo Moncao
Storage Engineer Manager at Servix informatics
FlexPod is better than HCI because you can scale wherever you want. You can scale the compute. You can also scale network and storage apart. View full review »
DevinChappell
Solution Architect at Charter telecom
It scales very easily. We are able to go through and add individual components as needed, whether its storage computer networking without being locked into a particular sizing matrix, so it grows and shrinks as needed with relative ease. View full review »
David_Harrison
Snr Technical Solutions Architect at World Wide Technology
It can scale up and scale out, which is a big advantage. View full review »
ManagerO6505
Manager Of Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
We have had to add some disk shelves to the system over the last couple years. We have never had issues here. View full review »
SeniorIn5f65
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can easily scale up or down, and add more storage instead of VMs. We haven't done lot of scaling at this time because we have around 2000 to 3000 VMs. Initially, we bought the whole storage of compute needed for our VMs, so we haven't scaled up. Currently, we are looking at scaling up a little more. It seem pretty easy to add more nodes. View full review »
Joseph Pontillo
Information Systems Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It scales fine, all three components are able to scale. If I need to throw on another chassis, I throw on another chassis. If I need more storage, I expand my NetApp portion of it. It's been easy. View full review »
Drew Breece
System Analyst at ONEOK, Inc.
It should meet our needs. It is easy to add on to the tool. If we need to add a new switch, a new server, or a new chassis for Blades, it is easy. It is not disruptive. You just do it. View full review »
Drew Breece
System Analyst at ONEOK, Inc.
We have several NetApp systems and we know that if we run low on space that we can add a shelf. We just recently did a head swap on some older systems, and it went fine. There were not any big issues. View full review »
Alex Tsui
Senior Solution Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is quite good. You can simply use APT at the surface. There are no required dependencies. View full review »
it_user527259
Director Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It scales out really well. If you need compute, all you need to do, just add more blades into your chassis. If you run out of chassis, you can just add more chassis, then you can add more blades. Same thing with the storage on the back-end, you can add more storage shelves, whether it is SSD, SAS, or All Flash. View full review »
Mark Caukill
Senior Lecturer at Nelson Marlborough Institute Of Technology
It's good. I brought in the older storage as well, so that's let me keep my existing storage. However, it's a small system. View full review »
SystemsA52a9
Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We started with three initial chassis. Now, we have six in Miami, ten in Toronto, and six in Europe. View full review »
StorageA5733
Storage Administrator at HDR
We can scale in a matter of hours. View full review »
DavidAdams
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm
There are some upper limits that we're never gonna reach. I don't have any concerns about scalability or increasing it. View full review »
Enterpriaa97
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We have had to scale it and it's very easy. You just swap the component that you need to scale. For the storage you just add on a shelf; for the compute you just add another node and you're good to go. View full review »
Taran Nasseth
Data Center Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We just added a new SAN onto our old one to scale it up and add new functionality. View full review »
Sihle Letlaka
Enterprise Architecture at a Consumer Goods
It is definitely scalable. View full review »
Darrell Monroe
Infrastructure Engineer at TechnipFMC
Scalability is very easy. You just scale up or scale down, whenever you want. View full review »
AssocVpacfd
Associate VP at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It has amazing power to scale. View full review »
ClientEx81d1
Client Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been happy with the scalability. It is very versatile, scaling to what our company requires and driving results. View full review »
Bryon Fowler
Principal Analyst at Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos
Scalability is also extremely easy. In fact, right now, we're looking at HCI for its scalability as well. I don't see another product out there that's as scalable as NetApp. We've just started adding additional heads for clusters. We went to cluster mode last year. So, we've added in some cluster switches, and we've started scaling out. View full review »
Evan Wheatley
Solution Architect at Charter
Scalability is not something we have really hit. We generally deploy on the smaller side of things, but we haven't had any issues with size or anything like that. View full review »
Jegan Chinnu
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is resilient, because it has good scalability, and other products in the market don't have this. It has scalable storage and service. The scalability is innovative for both compute and storage. With other products, we can't scale the storage space, we have to buy more storage. E.g. with Dell EMC, if we want more storage with VxBlock, we have to purchase another VxBlock. View full review »
David-Smith
Group Leader at a consultancy
It should scale out based on what I've seen. We haven't had to scale out yet. We have fairly small environments, but many of them and they are all separated. But based on the solution, I think we could scale it more if we needed to easily. View full review »
Kevin Henderson
Information Security Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
We typically add a new chassis about every six months, so it's very scalable. View full review »
SystemsEeff6
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Whenever it was initially set up, they had a small goal. Now we're using a lot of the storage in it, so we're looking into some expansion, whether we need to do additional pods. We're in the initial stages, we're still trying to figure out how much data we're going to retain and how big we need to scale it. That's the question that we're trying to answer right now. View full review »
Cory Zwick
Server Engineer at Amtrust Financials
We haven't had any issues with that either. If we have to add, we add, and it all works together. View full review »
Alex Pop
Network Systems Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For us, we were looking strictly at three different data centers. So as far as scalability is concerned, we didn't build one on top of another one. We went for stability more than scalability. View full review »
SrPlatfo3333
Sr Platform Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is very good. It allows us to grow most computing and storage resources independently. It allows us to add what's needed. View full review »
Mike Ryan
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is an extremely scalable solution, which is why I have it. View full review »
Operatio235c
Operations Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We can scale it as needed. So, it's definitely a very flexible solution to scale out. View full review »
Colin Fritzke
Network Engineer at Long view systems
The scalability is one of the key features in this solution. View full review »
SystemEn8432
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've been told from our sales team that it's going to scale really well, but we've never actually tested this. We only have one. View full review »
Christian Jansen
Technical Operations Manager at Dyncorp
It scales very well. If we need to add additional virtual host server capacity, we can throw in another C220 server or additional storage with a NetApp shelf. It is fantastic for that. Our sites range from quite small to up to 3000 users. View full review »
Spencer Carson
System Analyst at ONEOK, Inc.
It scales very well. We use this for all of our DR. We just spin it up at our DR location. View full review »
Virtuali7246
Virtualization Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
Robert Ashworth
Director of Infrastructure Operations at ONEOK, Inc.
It does scale. It scales very well. View full review »
Francis Shin
Solutions Architect at SHI International Corp.
It's supposedly scalable. The FlexPod examples that I've seen in production are usually built and run from that configuration. I don't see people changing them that much. View full review »
StorageA8d03
Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is pretty good. You can extend it out, extend out storage as well your guest systems. Yes, it is not a problem. View full review »
Consulta729c
Consultant at a tech services company
It's really scalable. UCS domains, you can just continue adding more if you need to. It's all based on how many you can plug into a set of fabric interconnects, so it's very scalable. View full review »
Sun Hyung Choi
Storage Consultant at Long View Systems
It scales well. Obviously, with cluster-mode and ONTAP, you can scale nodes pretty much to what you need it to be. View full review »
ITEnginecacc
IT Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is extremely good. It scales really, really well. View full review »
SrSysEng0e3f
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalable. We can expand it whenever we want. View full review »
Director7179
Director Of Engineering
It's very easy to extend it, add more chassis, more storage capacity. View full review »
SeniorSy4bfc
Senior Systems Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I find it very easy to scale upwards and horizontally, as well. It's very easy for us to scale up by adding either additional controllers or additional storage shelves. View full review »
Evan Wheatley
Solution Architect at Charter
Generally, our deployments are on the smaller side. We have been able to leverage the FlexPod express side for smaller deployments. I haven't hit any larger scale ones, but from everything that I have read, it would scale relevantly. View full review »
NetworkE95fd
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
FlexPod is very scalable. View full review »
SeniorSy9b41
Senior systems manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Over the last six years, it has scaled very well. View full review »
NetworkE9bca
Network Engineer III at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is simple. It allows you to continue to grow out, compute, or store as necessary. View full review »
ChrisBarnes
Lead Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It scales very well, absolutely. View full review »
Technica3f50
Technical Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The benefit of it being a pod is you have a lot of flexibility in terms of the hardware and platforms that you choose to have in that validated design, depending on your particular needs. View full review »
ITInfras45bf
It Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is fine. View full review »
Taylor Brown
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Payments Canada
We have a pretty stable workload, so we have not had to consider the scalability of the solution. View full review »
Mohit Mittal
AGM at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability looks okay because it’s based on the capacity of the device, so I wouldn’t normally assume any scalability issue. View full review »
Ola Solaru
Enterprise Solution Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
Steven Bellamy
Manager Infrastructure Services at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
It is very scalable. We've had to expand the storage infrastructure a few times, and have had no problems with scaling it out. View full review »
NetworkE560c
Network Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We haven't had to really increase its capacity, so I don't really know how scalable this solution is. View full review »
Technica2c2d
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is pretty scalable. It has allowed us to add more stuff very easily. View full review »
Practice8f4d
Practice Lead at Bedroc
The solution is easily scaled. It is possible to integrate new capabilities and technologies which we have successfully done with no issues. It's a valid, viable model. View full review »
SeniorSyc704
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It seems very scalable. We have had to scale out. We have actually doubled in size. View full review »
Krishna Ramanath
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. Once our current issue is fixed, it will be good. Then, we will not have any issues on it. View full review »
Ed Osterholt
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's scalable. View full review »
Christian Jansen
Technical Operations Manager at Dyncorp
It is scalable. We could throw another host server or shelf in there. We have Nexus switches at the top of the stack. If the hardware survives, the product will probably last us ten years. View full review »
Jan Willem Varossieau
Consultant Technical at Vosko
You can scale it. You can add more boxes and you can have more IOPS available if you want. It's very easy to add new hardware to the cluster. View full review »
Bdm690c
Bdm at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is really good because it's not a silo. You can expand both storage-wise or network-wise or even servers, and if we pick another convergent infrastructure, it's difficult or they are locked. So you can scale either way, either vertically or horizontally. View full review »
NetworkE1ffa
Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is scalable. View full review »
Adel Saeed
Sr Network Solution Engineer at InterVision Systems Technologies
This solution is very scalable. You can increase the number of parts horizontally without affecting the production environment. View full review »
NetworkEcbe4
Network Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
We're still working on scalability. We have to keep low price versions of the high-end equipment. I would like to see a little more data compression on the solution. View full review »
NetworkA5035
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This is a very scalable solution. View full review »
RajeshSrinivasan
Director at HCL Technologies
The scalability is good. View full review »
TeamLead8692
Team Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It's scalable up to whatever you need. We can integrate it up to 160 servers. View full review »
Thomas Lynch
Network Engineer at DHS USCIS
This solution is quite scalable. You add more and they work better together. View full review »
SystemsA3715
Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I love the scalability. It is scalable. View full review »
ServerArca33
Server Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is very good. View full review »
it_user318444
Advisory Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Five years ago, it was very scalable. Now, the technology has changed so much in the last five years, it's not the most scalable solution out there. View full review »
SeniorNeb1d5
Senior Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is pretty flexible. We are able to deploy faster. View full review »
Principafb5b
Principal Storage Engineer at Digital River
Pretty good. I think there is some room for improvement. It depends on how big of a company you're at, but we outgrew some of the solutions that we had installed and then we ended up having to custom-build a different solution. View full review »
Ali Tadir
Managing Partner at Nextgen
It is scalable. If you want to scale up merely with capacity, it is easy. View full review »
Infrastrc9a6
Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm
It's very good as well. View full review »
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