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FlexPod vs. HPE ConvergedSystem
July 2022
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Pros
"Integration is most valuable. This is a reference architecture. So, we don't have to design something from scratch and figure out how it is going to work.""We’ve seen an improvement in application performance.""The solution’s validated designs for major enterprise apps are also extremely important in our organization. We don't always have time to research products and solutions ourselves. By going with a validated design, we're assured that it's the latest and greatest. It's supported by the three major vendors that we deal with.""It reduced the total cost of ownership.""The feature I have found most valuable is data protection.""The solution's granular scalability and broad application support helps us to meet the needs of diverse workloads.""If the network or site is down, you just need to go to a single vendor. You don't have to open up multiple cases with each vendor to get things done. That is one of the financial benefits of this solution.""FlexPod is the primary solution we recommend for clients with high-availability server requirements. Our clients find FlexPod's management helpful. You can manage everything via plugins."

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"The storage, BladeSystems, Virtual Connect, and simplicity with hyper-converged solutions are the most valuable features of this solution.""We find the deduplication and compression features to be most valuable, as well as that of the backup solution inside.""This is a scalable solution. Our customers begin with an initial configuration and later add more servers, memory and other options to meet the demands of increased processing.""Consolidation and duplications features."

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Cons
"As the technology grows, we're looking to upgrade our storage systems to something faster, and we're hoping to improve our servers with next-generation technology. So we want to enhance our server infrastructure and explore server virtualization with VMware. That's the improvement that our clients are demanding.""Areas for improvement would be the support for the engineering team, who seem to have no clue when you open a case, the communication with and recognition of resellers, and the documentation, with could be more detailed.""We would like one-click upgrades.""They need to improve the user interface to make it easier to work in this environment. The older version is poor.""Since 2018 or 2019, maybe due to COVID and the chipsets, my DIMMs are dying left and right.""I'd like them to bring back the GUI for NetApp ONTAP. They changed the interface in version 9.8, and it's not great. In 9.9 they've tried to bring it back a little bit, but it's still not great.""They just announced that they are going to move it along with Intersight from Cisco. That can be a private or public cloud, which is one of the areas where it can grow more and has a lot of potential."

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"This is an expensive solution.""The MTG inside HP could be improved.""Features that should be addressed concern the HPE functionality and the interaction with VMware.""I would like to see monitoring solutions included, as well as brand support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's expensive, but when you pay for enterprise support and enterprise products, you have to pay the big bucks."
  • "In terms of the cost, the last bill I saw was about $3.5 million, from the latest contract. That might have been for a five-year contract."
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  • "The pricing is sensitive."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution's granular scalability and broad application support helps us to meet the needs of diverse workloads.
    Top Answer:In terms of the cost, the last bill I saw was about $3.5 million from the latest contract. That might have been for a five-year contract. That was with the licensing for the ports for the FIs, along… more »
    Top Answer:I have seventy-six B200 servers. If a server goes down, I have a lot of problems. I’ve also been having random DIMM errors. Their DIMMs have been terrible recently. This is a new product that I got… more »
    Top Answer:This is a scalable solution. Our customers begin with an initial configuration and later add more servers, memory and other options to meet the demands of increased processing.
    Top Answer:The pricing is sensitive. The hybrid solution with Amazon, Google, and Azure, are hybrid solutions that the customers are considering.
    Top Answer:This is an expensive solution and could be improved with lower pricing.
    Ranking
    1st
    Views
    5,441
    Comparisons
    2,483
    Reviews
    6
    Average Words per Review
    1,096
    Rating
    8.8
    4th
    Views
    2,654
    Comparisons
    1,742
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    471
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300
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    Overview

    The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk.

    HPE ConvergedSystem gives you lower cost of ownership and greater flexibility to meet more business demands. Eliminate the inefficiencies and inflexibility of one-silo-at-a-time infrastructure with software-defined agility and automation.

    Deploy pre-validated, factory-tested configurations in weeks instead of months. Set up IT services in minutes, not hours. Integrated, workload-optimised systems eliminate infrastructure silos for improved efficiency, simplicity and speed.

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    Sample Customers
    University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
    FAW-Volkswagen, NICS, NBrIX, Pinpoint, HPE Technology Services, SWS, Ko Sistem, HPE
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company33%
    Consumer Goods Company17%
    University8%
    Logistics Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    FlexPod vs. HPE ConvergedSystem
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FlexPod vs. HPE ConvergedSystem and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 7 reviews while HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 4 reviews. FlexPod is rated 8.8, while HPE ConvergedSystem is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of FlexPod writes "The flexibility, operational efficiency, and scalability of the solution are good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ConvergedSystem writes "Secure, easy to configure, and integrates well with third-party solutions". FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Dell PowerEdge VRTX, VxRail and Dell VxBlock System, whereas HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, Dell VxBlock System, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and VxRail. See our FlexPod vs. HPE ConvergedSystem report.

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