FlexPod Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

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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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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 »
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Wayne Rollins
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 »
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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 »
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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Anthony Njoroge
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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn't involved in this. View full review »

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