The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration between NetApp and Cisco products. From the Cisco side, the most valuable features of this solution are the data center density, the… more»
How has it helped my organization?
We are using the solution's tiering to AWS as a backup target for all of our data. It is essentially our DR and it is being sent out to AWS using SnapMirror. In terms of making our staff more… more»
What needs improvement?
Hyper-V is not as well supported by NetApp and Cisco as VMware is, which is something that should be improved.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Prior to this solution, we were using a multi-vendor storage solution that included HP Blade servers with equipment from EMC. We switched to Cisco, which was a strategic management decision.
What other advice do I have?
There have been some improvements on the Cisco UCS side since we began using this solution. In the earlier days, it was more difficult to upgrade, and there was pain involved during the process. That… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We did not evaluate other options before choosing FlexPod.