FlexPod Stability

Business938f
Business Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
As far as stability, the product is a tank. It doesn't break. It's very reliable. It is also resilient in terms of workloads, but it has to involve the necessary security staff to oversee it and the proper security application and layers to support it. But structurally and architecturally, the solution itself, from a workload or a workforce perspective, is very resilient. View full review »
reviewer1223427
Cloud Service Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very stable. Since we've had it in, knock on wood, it's been absolutely flawless. We've had some issues, but that's to do with the upgrades and mainly with the fabric interconnects, and they can be a bit finicky. They're not as robust. They're robust in a way if you don't touch them, they look fine. But, in the upgrade process, we've had a lot of issues where there would either be corrupted images or they wouldn't upgrade, which would cause one of the switches to fail. Some of that stuff is very worrying. But from a performance perspective, it's worked as it should. View full review »
ChrisKnott
Data Center Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The solution has decreased downtime incidents by close to 100%. With the resiliency built into the system, one component fails and the others still work. I mean, you just can't get any better than that. So the stability of the solution is really good. We have lost a blaze server here and there. But we run about 30 servers on each side, so, losing one isn't that big a deal. Besides that, we don't have that many issues with it. It just works. This is our third iteration. Obviously we bought it the first time and we liked it enough that we bought it again. View full review »
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Aaron Hibbard
Senior Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Considering we are on our second generation of FlexPods. We are fairly happy with them. For the most part, the system is a rock. Whenever we have needed it, it has always been there. That is the key It has never fallen out from under us when we were trying to do a critical push. View full review »
reviewer1223463
Senior IT Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
It is very stable. View full review »
Zbyszek Sitarek
IT Manager at Capgemini
Stability is really good. We do not experience any kind of stability issues. I think the best proof is what we have now. We are now with FlexPod for a few years. Now we are running the third deployment of FlexPod and we are planning to do another one which will come next year. View full review »
reviewer1223598
Cloud Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
This solution is incredibly stable. In the past six or seven years that we have been using NetApp, aside from the disk replacement calls that we get occasionally, I have only had one other support call. We see disk failures once or twice per year. The other support call was related to an ONTAP upgrade where one of the controllers just did not patch properly. The other clusters were still working fine on the other controller, and we got support involved. It was a known bug and they took care of it. The cluster was back up and running with full stability in under an hour. View full review »
DataCente1bb
Data Center Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are pretty new, but so far, we have not had issues on the flash side. We just moved our first production workloads onto it about six to eight weeks ago. We did not find MTBF early. View full review »
reviewer1223496
Sr Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We deployed it in conjunction with several VARs. We worked with Peak Resources. They are somebody that we've had a relationship with for quite a while. We are very happy with the engineering staff. We feel like it's a good working relationship and they've served us well. View full review »
Darin Zook
Service Delivery Architect at Premiercomm
It is an incredibly stable solution. Back when I was a customer still, we were previously an all-HPE shop that switched to UCS. Stability with UCS was unparalleled, and it's the same thing with NetApp. I have never seen a more resilient HA product out there then NetApp's solution. If I want to know that I'm putting my workload on a solution, from a storage perspective, that is going to be up 100% of the time, I'm going to choose NetApp. View full review »
J. Kelly
Principal Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's increased exponentially over time. I'm hearing a lot of this from my peers, as FlexPod has been out for a while now. With the improvements to the different versions, the stability has improved quite a bit. View full review »
Casey Riffel
Lead of the Server and Storage Team at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
In terms of resiliency, we've tested the failover by pulling direct cables between Fabric Interconnects, IOM modules, our Switch Fabric, we've rebooted things in the middle of the day and we've never had an outage. It's very stable. I've only had to engage FlexPod support one time for a driver issue. It was resolved on the same day. View full review »
ManagerO2057
Manager of Network Services at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
As long as it stays in a supported config, the stability is very good. If you leave the supported config, you get directed to come back into a supported config if you have any issues. We have good resiliency with our FlexPods. I don't know if we've taken advantage of the built-in HA. View full review »
KyleKnox
Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
The solution decreased the unplanned downtime incidents in our company because it's newer, more supported. HPE had a lot of bugs in the system. Our guys would go to make a change, then all of a sudden, they would run into a bug. Next thing, we are down. There is a lot better documentation and support behind the FlexPods. View full review »
reviewer1223511
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had a problem with the stability at one point. We found it through Cisco tech support while they were helping us to troubleshoot this solution. We found a drop in the Fibre Channel frames. This drop occurred on the HBAs (Hot Bus Adapter) of the NetApp controller. But we had to troubleshoot every step of the way to figure it out. Because basically what was happening was that the Call Center virtual machines were crashing. However, the hardware stability is very good. We have no hardware issues on the server site. View full review »
reviewer1223541
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution has decreased unplanned downtime incidents in our organization. So far, it's been very stable. We haven't really had any issues with it. We did have one issue which was related to a misconfiguration with the power that did cause downtime. That was the first issue that we had since we put it in about two and a half years ago. There was a misconfiguration with the power configuration. This relates to UCS where it was set to the grid incorrectly. Then, based on the population of the blades, it was overpopulated and there was a power issue. One of the circuits was actually connected to a low voltage circuit which caused some issues. With that, we lost almost the entire chassis for a period of time. It was not fun. View full review »
Capacity532c
Capacity Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is stable. We haven't had an outage in the last year that has been caused by anything related to the FlexPod. It has been 100 percent available. The solution is resilient. It is easy to spin up another blade with the same service profile as the existing one, then within seconds you are up and running. This can also be done in combination with VMware SRM, Oracle Data Guard, or one of the other vendors' software solutions on top with little downtime. View full review »
JustinMoses
Director of Data Center Operations at Barry University
This solution is extremely stable, rock-solid. We haven't had any failures, hardware-wise, in several years. The only issues that we have had were with SnapSuite, and it was related to replication. For this issue, we engaged with technical support. View full review »
Jason Batt
Senior Data Storage Administrator at Denver Health
For our Epic environment, aside from an environmental data center problem, a heating issue, we have not had any issues whatsoever with the infrastructure. From a resilience perspective, we've set it and we've been able to forget it for the most part. View full review »
John Capobianco
Senior IT Planner Integrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very resilient. We haven't lost our FlexPod once, it's been up to, even power outages and things that happened at the data center. It's remained very stable. View full review »
Brian Foulks
System Engineer at Missile Defense Agency
The solution is very resilient, to the point that sometimes we didn't even know it went down, because we don't actually look at our log at times. We find components that were down but it just moves and takes care of itself. The solution is very stable. Typically, if something goes down, it's a fan or a hard drive. We haven't had any major issues and we've been running FlexPods now for about four years. View full review »
Kent Christiansen
Practice Director at Datalink
It has been in the market for probably eight years now. This might seem old for technology, but it is continually improving in simplicity, performance, and reliability. It is absolutely stable. It is very well tested. There are probably 100 CVDs, so this shows you how much testing they do. We do additional testing, management, and monitoring. Because it is an integrated system, it is a lot easier to monitor, manage, and operate. View full review »
Aaron Kimball
Solutions Architect at GDT - General Datatech
It is a stable environment. The solution is resilient. There is a redundancy that is built inside of the platform, even down to the power. View full review »
Obi Vellore
Senior Project Consultant at DynTek
It's extremely stable. This goes to show how much work and attention to detail is in these products from NetApp and Cisco. The solution is resilient. It is very simple for patching or anything because FlexPod is a solution made to fit all the different companies in the big picture. Upgrades trickle down to all different parts of the product. This avoids patching problems at the part level. View full review »
Michael-Jensen
Infrastructure Engineer at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
This solution is very stable. It has never gone down. We've had issues that were attributed to user error, but if everything is done correctly on it then you're not going to have to worry about any downtime. View full review »
JacquelineLee
Senior Client Executive at Sirius
On the whole, this Flexspot environment is very stable. We have had hiccups. Over a five to six year period, one could look at any environment, and say, "There have there been hiccups." However, for the approximately 90 percent availability that we are looking for. we are very happy with the results. View full review »
reviewer1223559
Solution Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The stability has been good so far. We have had some drive-type issues where we had to apply a new code level, but in my opinion, it is just part of the normal business transactions. The storage nodes cause certain drives to act as though they've failed, but they really haven't. You just have to remove them, re-insert them, and they work again. It is a bug. View full review »
Craig Mcdonnell
Director of Integration Services at Charter Communications, Inc.
It is extremely stable. That is the reason that I love the platform. The platform allows us to leave during the day, and at night the system continues to run. We come back the next day and it gives us the flexibility of adding more users. We have about more than 20 high-end clients and almost 5000 virtual machines on ten domains which means ten FlexPods. Because of that, we are able to provide our clients with a completely stable, versatile platform. View full review »
Ahmed Jehanzeb
Infrastructure Engineer at Suntrust Bank
Our impressions are very good. It's the best upgrade hardware. We have had no issues so far. We had a couple of outages with FlexPod, but they were mostly software based. They weren't hardware based. So far, so good. View full review »
HammadSikander
Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is pretty good. The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps in our organization are very important. With upgrades and fixes, we can't afford downtime. That is number one. When you have multiple systems coming together there is always a chance of something not being compatible or something goes wrong. With this converge infrastructure, we know it has been tested by the companies. We know the issues beforehand, which is critical. The firmware is all pretested and published. So, we do not have to go through the same process. That is how it impacts downtime. View full review »
Will Bashlor
Manager of IT Services at a comms service provider
It is very stable. We have had absolutely zero problems. View full review »
Jose MarianoCampelo
Project Leader Infrastructures Architecture at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We do not have any trouble with the product since we installed it. It is always available and it is always stable. View full review »
Justin Wasden
Director of Datacenter with 51-200 employees
This is a solid solution, and I don't have any issues with stability. This is a resilient solution. We have a lot of clusters set up, and we haven’t had to worry about server failures because when we do have a server fail, the other ones pick up the workload pretty seamlessly. View full review »
Conrad Madewell
TSE at Insight Enterprises, Inc.
It is pretty stable. There are a few tweaks needed. There are a few things that they can always improve on. Altogether, when you are looking at that many different flavors being mixed into the same bowl, it works well. I am happy with that. View full review »
Julie Gutierrez
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The stability is solid. I have found the platform to be resilient, mainly because all the hardware is fault-tolerant. It has built-in HA, so if one of the components goes down, you're covered by the platform itself. View full review »
NetworkE8816
Network Engineering Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We don't have any issues with stability as far as the product is concerned. It's solid. Issues are not directly related to the product itself. View full review »
reviewer1223619
Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Across the board, this solution is very stable. We're very happy. It is very resilient and fault-tolerant. Downtime would usually be due to human error. View full review »
Isaac Ojeda
Subject Matter Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very stable. I find it's almost mainframe grade. We had issues where we had some of the aisle modules failed. Even though its half the system, it was still up and no one actually knew why it was down. It was down for a few days before we could get it fixed. However, it didn't affect anybody else and that includes our major environment. This was at one of our bigger sites and nothing happened. View full review »
Executivc4c1
Executive Director Of IT at a university
We have had it up now for about two years and we haven't had a problem with it yet. View full review »
EricKutyla
Senior System Administrator at Bell Canada
Stability has been awesome. No outages to report throughout the whole stack since we implemented the whole Flexspot solution. So, it's been really stable, which is nice. FlexPod has reduced the downtime in our environment because of the fact that we have a validated design and all the firmware is up-to-date, validated, and matched up across the entire platform. View full review »
JasonDe Plessis
Platforms Engineer at Logicalis
It's never given me an issue. Stability is perfect. View full review »
PeteKujath
Senior Storage Engineer at U.S. Bancorp
FlexPod seems very stable so far. We haven't had any unplanned outages so far. View full review »
Tariq Ejaz
Systems Manager at Marcum Technology
It's stable. We haven't had any issues. We have it deployed for multiple customers and they have all been very stable. We have found the solution to be resilient. We test it. Before we turned over the product to the customer we did a lot of testing. No single point of failure. VMware, UCS, NetApp, we pulled cables, we did failovers, everything was seamless. Very good. View full review »
Darin Zook
Service Delivery Architect at Premiercomm
I worked for many years on the customer side. We ran NetApp for as long as I can remember. NetApp is incredibly highly available, very redundant, and very resilient. If I am going to put any workload on any storage platform out there, I am putting it on NetApp. Then, with the bandwidth and throughput that you get with Cisco UCS and the Nexus switching platform, it is really unparalleled and cannot be matched. View full review »
Sreenivas H
IT Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We have been using it for the last four years. It has not had any outages yet, and I have had about eight deployments so far. View full review »
John Barrow
Chief Technologist at Datalink, a division of Insight
It is stable. With the partnership that we have with NetApp, and also to a certain extent with VMware, whenever we have a problem, they have been super responsive. From the SnapMirror technology to the NSX platform that sits on top of FlexPod, they have been almost as good, if not better, than the integrator that we originally worked with. View full review »
Ilias Mintidis
IT Engineer at CenturyLink, Inc.
I find it very resilient. I would trust FlexPod to the point that I would put a lot of different things on it. It is stable as long as you do your due diligence. With all the updates and upgrades, there is always a chance of something going wrong. However, the built-in resiliency annuls those risks to some degree. View full review »
SrStorEng65465
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability has been good. View full review »
SeniorSteee7
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability has been strong. We have had some occasions where we had issues with the performance. We sometimes have had issues with the coordination between vendors, whether its Cisco and NetApp, and bringing them all together. Opening a FlexPod case is not straightforward. Other than that, the stability is good. View full review »
OliverSchnurer
Team Lead at Grenke Digital gmbh
In terms of the stability, once it's up and running, it runs really smoothly. View full review »
Gage Parker
Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's extremely stable. The solution is resilient. We have suffered failures before without any downtime. View full review »
Alok Tripathi
It Managed Services Provider at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
FlexPod is pretty stable. It has worked in this environment for more than five, six years and still, for the next four to five years, there will be some piece of the FlexPod here. It's pretty stable. View full review »
Dan Scullen
Senior Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton
The stability is great. We've had it for six or seven years, and it's still working. It is absolutely resilient. It has built-in redundancy and multipathing. If there is an issue with one part, it doesn't fail automatically. View full review »
EricKutyla
Senior System Administrator at Bell Canada
Stability is rock solid. With all the built in redundancy within the product, I find it very resilient. View full review »
Alan-Crouch
Senior IT Manager at Vocera
The stability is flawless. The solution is resilient. It has been running for five years without a problem. View full review »
Francis Shin
Solutions Architect at SHI International Corp.
This solution is very, very stable. Any single point of failure has been removed from the FlexPods, so they all have multiple redundancies built-in. View full review »
Troy Brick Margelofsky
Solutions Architect Team Lead at CDW
It is extremely reliable. The length of time of this whole program has been reduced, greatly. FlexPod is very innovative on a month-to-month basis, but it is also extremely stable and well-supported because of the leadership and partnerships put in place. View full review »
Architec69f5
Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The stability of this solution is very good. The two partners, Cisco and NetApp, have both been in the market for a long time. Stability-wise we don't have any issues, but if we do then we will call technical support. It is very resilient. The resiliency is obvious. View full review »
reviewer1223502
Sr Storage Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
It's been stable. View full review »
SrPlatfo3333
Sr Platform Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability of this solution is very good. This is a resilient solution. It’s very redundant in terms of capability between the plain infrastructure and the storage. We really haven’t had any issues with that. View full review »
VitorDias
Sales Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The application performance has improved in our organization. The configurations of the networks are very substantive. If the customer has trouble, we just have to make the configuration one time, then everything is okay. View full review »
SystemsEd439
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I've not had too much use for it. It's fine. View full review »
SeniorSy113c
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability has been solid. Using Cisco-validated design, everything has been rock solid and redundant, and when there is an issue, obviously that redundancy comes into play. It's been reliable, and it's nice that we can perform upgrades without downtime. View full review »
David_Harrison
Snr Technical Solutions Architect at World Wide Technology
It is stable because it has been tested. That is one of the reasons that companies use FlexPod. I can combine compute, storage, and networking, but I would have to test it to make sure it is configured and labelled correctly. They are buying a pre-proven solution, and that is one of the big plays for FlexPod quite frankly. View full review »
Rodrigo Moncao
Storage Engineer Manager at Servix informatics
Since we implemented Flexpod, we have had two issues with it, and they were with VMware: * We lost connectivity between VMware and the storage. * We lost vCenter once. Neither has anything to do with Flexpod at all. The solution is resilient because its intrinsic. For every product on the solution, we have Fabric Interconnects for the Cisco UCS, where you can move the profiles on the blades. It holds up well. View full review »
DevinChappell
Solution Architect at Charter telecom
We have not had many issues from an architecture and design perspective. Gear always has quirks from time to time. It has been very reliable and stable for us, and it deploys for customers. View full review »
SeniorIn5f65
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is pretty stable. We haven't had any issues, so it's pretty resilient. View full review »
reviewer1223577
Principal Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
So far, the stability has been good. We haven't had downtime or issues since I built it. The old one did have some outages. The old UCS FIs went down during the firmware upgrade. Our stuff usually doesn't go down, so the unplanned downtime isn't worse or better than before. View full review »
Joseph Pontillo
Information Systems Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's been very stable. I have no issues with it. View full review »
ManagerO6505
Manager Of Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
It has been incredibly stable. As with any technology solutions, there are issues, but we were able to get those resolved very quickly. No one takes, "No," for an answer. We get it handled. View full review »
Drew Breece
System Analyst at ONEOK, Inc.
No stability issues. View full review »
Devin Chappell
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The stability has been awesome. View full review »
JamesThomas1
Technical Consultant at Venn IT solutions
To this point, stability has been good. We have had no downtime since I built this solution. In our previous FlexPod, I think that both of the UCS-FIs went down during the firmware upgrade. That caused an outage. I do not know all of the details because that was before I joined the company. View full review »
Drew Breece
System Analyst at ONEOK, Inc.
It is very consistent. We have had other systems that we have had to replace. Other vendors who we are migrating away from, or have already done so. However, we are fully onboard with NetApp at this point. We love the company and their products with their ease of use and support. View full review »
Alex Tsui
Senior Solution Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The stability of FlexPod is best in the industry (at least in Hong Kong). View full review »
AlexTsoi
Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The stability is good. It breaks sometimes. The solution has decreased the unplanned downtime incidents in our organization. We have almost eliminated downtime (by 90 percent) since using FlexPod. View full review »
SystemsA52a9
Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am happy with the stability. I haven't had any major issues with it in four years. This includes upgrades. We have never had a problem with the hardware, even when something apparently fails. The response from the support is amazing. We can have changes for things up in less than four hours. View full review »
StorageA5733
Storage Administrator at HDR
It is very stable and resilient with no downtime. If I needed any storage or shelf tomorrow, I would just add it to our cluster and there would be no downtime. This is one of the best things about FlexPod. For example, if we have to add more storage, there is no downtime. If we upgrade any firmware, we do it without any downtime. Also, with a test environment, we can be up and running in a couple of minutes. View full review »
Adel Saeed
Sr Network Solution Engineer at InterVision Systems Technologies
At this beginning, the FlexPod solution had too many bugs. Today, however, it is more resilient. It has high availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. View full review »
Enterpriaa97
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It's resilient. We haven't had any issues with it whatsoever and we've had it for four years. It's very stable. View full review »
Mike Ryan
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
FlexPod is very stable. The resiliency of the solution is made clear by the decreased operational workload with regards to change management. View full review »
Taran Nasseth
Data Center Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The only time that we have taken it down was when I have personally messed it up. That was all on me, and I can't fault NetApp at all. View full review »
Sihle Letlaka
Enterprise Architecture at a Consumer Goods
It is fairly stable. I have not heard about any issues since it was deployed. View full review »
reviewer1223490
IT Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is pretty solid. View full review »
MarioArlia
Senior Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
We have run into any issues yet, so as far as I can see, stability is good. View full review »
AssocVpacfd
Associate VP at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's quite stable. The days are gone where we had instability and call customer care. There is a lot of resiliency now. We do not need to configure the product once it is built. This was not the case in the earlier days of the product. View full review »
Darrell Monroe
Infrastructure Engineer at TechnipFMC
UCS has been around for, I'm assuming, about ten years, and it has only gotten better with time. I like it. View full review »
reviewer1123194
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
FlexPod has been very stable for us. It is resilient. View full review »
reviewer1223379
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is 100% stable. View full review »
Evan Wheatley
Solution Architect at Charter
It's stable. I haven't had any issues at all. View full review »
reviewer926175
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We don't have any issues with stability. View full review »
reviewer1223601
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
The stability of this solution is good. We have not had any downtime, nor issues in terms of application performance. View full review »
Kevin Henderson
Information Security Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
It has been very stable. We've had UCS with NetApp for about six years now and I would venture to say it's "five nines" so far. View full review »
Alex Pop
Network Systems Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had no stability issues at all. We had a power failure in our data center. They went down. As soon as we restored the power they came up and everything was good. View full review »
SystemsEeff6
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The stability is pretty good. For us, it just works. It's something we don't have to deal with every day, and that's a plus for us. View full review »
Operatio235c
Operations Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We have no downtime. It's resilient because there is very little downtime, if any. View full review »
reviewer1223475
Pre-Sales Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The stability is good. View full review »
SystemEn8432
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
FlexPod is very stable and resilient. You just stand it up, and you don't ever have issues with it, so it's been the best storage array in platform we've seen. We've never had a problem. View full review »
Christian Jansen
Technical Operations Manager at Dyncorp
It is very stable. We deploy to a lot of countries where they have unstable infrastructure and we have had very few issues with the stack. View full review »
Virtuali7246
Virtualization Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Spencer Carson
System Analyst at ONEOK, Inc.
It is stable. We are migrating our whole data center onto the FlexPod. We have vetted out all of the issues that we could be running with the resiliency and redundancy. So, it is our solution moving forward. View full review »
Robert Ashworth
Director of Infrastructure Operations at ONEOK, Inc.
The only downtime that we have had has been our fault with misconfiguration issues. View full review »
RafaelLage
CTO at ForceOne
FlexPod is very stable. It has redundant components and the uptime is 100 percent. FlexPod has a long history of innovations in each release. They introduce each new functionality into FlexPod, like cloud integration and All Flash FAS. We are seeing all the time NetApp and ONTAP working together to create new features. View full review »
reviewer926175
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is stable. I haven't seen any issues. It is working fine. We have found the solution to be resilient. View full review »
Director7179
Director Of Engineering
It's pretty stable. There is a small issue with the NetApp and another small issue with Cisco UCS plates, there is a failed disk, but we got a replacement right away so it's pretty solid. View full review »
Thomas Lynch
Network Engineer at DHS USCIS
Once this solution is up and running and configured, it is very stable and resilient. s View full review »
Evan Wheatley
Solution Architect at Charter
With the design guides that we go through, it has obviously been vetted and validated. It is very stable in our eyes. View full review »
SeniorSy9b41
Senior systems manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
It has been very stable. There has been no downtime. View full review »
ITEnginecacc
IT Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The stability of this solution is very good. View full review »
NetworkA5035
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This solution is really stable. View full review »
reviewer1223484
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have no issues with the stability at all. It's a very stable platform. The solution has decreased unplanned downtime incidents in our organization by 15 percent. View full review »
Steven Network Engineer
Network Engineer at Department of Homeland Security
FlexPod is very stable and resilient. View full review »
NetworkE1ffa
Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of stability, it is very stable. View full review »
NetworkE9bca
Network Engineer III at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is stable. I can't think of any significant downtime that we've incurred with it. Unfortunately, we are limited on upgrades. They don't really let us do them. However, upgrades have been stable. View full review »
ChrisBarnes
Lead Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's very stable. View full review »
Technica3f50
Technical Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From my experience, it is a consistently stable, reliable product. View full review »
NetworkE560c
Network Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
This is a resilient solution that keeps running, and we haven’t had any problems. View full review »
Mohit Mittal
AGM at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
FlexPod is very resilient. So far, it has been stable. Keep in mind we are still deploying it, so the real use case has yet to be seen. View full review »
Ola Solaru
Enterprise Solution Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The product is robust, stable, and has flexibility. View full review »
Taylor Brown
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Payments Canada
The product is very stable. I don't think it's failed once since I have worked with it within the organization. View full review »
Technica2c2d
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is been pretty stable. We have had it running for over five years now, and have had minimal problems. View full review »
Krishna Ramanath
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Once it is in place, we do not touch it, so it is more stable than other solutions. View full review »
Ed Osterholt
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
When it's running, it's running. It's fine. We are impressed with the product. At the beginning, because it was new for us, there were some issues, but now, after some implementations, it has been okay. View full review »
Practice8f4d
Practice Lead at Bedroc
The solution is very stable. Any outage can be brought back up quickly. View full review »
Christian Jansen
Technical Operations Manager at Dyncorp
It is a stable solution. The downtime that we experience are typically related to power or facility issues in countries which have less than stable power, or it may be related to WAN outages in places that do not have solid telecom services. View full review »
Jan Willem Varossieau
Consultant Technical at Vosko
It's a really good, stable product. It has good resilience. View full review »
NetworkEcbe4
Network Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
FlexPod is very stable. View full review »
RajeshSrinivasan
Director at HCL Technologies
The stability of the solution is very good. View full review »
SystemsA3715
Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I love the stability. It is stable. View full review »
SeniorNeb1d5
Senior Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not really heard any complaints from our storage engineers. View full review »
Ali Tadir
Managing Partner at Nextgen
We could not tell with the infrastructure entirely. We had some performance issues, but as soon as we opened the FlexPod, the technical support fixed them. View full review »
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