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FlexPod Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

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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 »
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Senior Customer Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
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Network Engineer at a consultancy 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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Pre-Sales Technician at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
They need to make the platform a little cheaper in Brazil. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Systems Administrator at City of Avondale
I would like it to be cheaper but other than that nothing to add. As much as I can try to get the price lower, why should I have to negotiate in the first place? view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing is also an interesting topic since you will need to license UCS for the number of chassis as well as rack servers. NetApp needs to be licensed by the features you intend to use. Nexus licensing is based on the number of ports in the switch if I remember correctly. Then it comes down to what kind of installation you’re doing for any additional licensing. If you’re installing VMware, you need licensing for that product. If you chose to install Hyper-V, then licensing is different. If you choose Oracle Linux, or Windows, or something else, licensing changes again. What I suggest if to get a vendor in to help discuss and design the FlexPod around the needs of the company. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at Expedia
The cost is an issue – it is not a cheap solution and the other piece of it, is that for EMC users (like my current company) it may not be relevant. We had 80% EMC usage so it wasn’t relevant for us. We could have used the FlexPod EMC but I think cost was the main issue there. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
System Engineer at Thin Technologies
Licensing for fabric interconnects could be better. If you want to enable more ports, you have to buy licenses which can be costly, and you have to go back to Cisco and start the process again. It’s not a cheap product. view full review »
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System Engineer at Thin Technologies
Don’t let the price point scare you away because what you’re gaining is not only scalability, but a product that is easily manageable. view full review »

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