FlexPod vs Oracle Private Cloud Appliance comparison

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  • "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."
  • "The pricing and licensing are quite expensive. However, compared to other solutions, it is okay."
  • "Licensing can be interesting with the new version because of the Intersight integration. I don't know what that looks like yet. I have seen some of the different licensing models, but with the new purchasing, all customers are going to have to buy some sort of Intersight licensing with the Blades or FlexPod. I am curious to see how that option shakes out. Previous to the UCS X-Series, the licensing was the same."
  • "Pricing is always tough. We need to get to a point where the customer's happy. Then, as partners, we are also happy."
  • "Overall, the solution works pretty well. The biggest complaint I have from customers is the cost."
  • "We definitely saw a lot of operational cost savings using FlexPod. As far as capital outlay goes, that was a little bit too much for us to swallow and we weren't able to recognize enough savings in that area to afford it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most significant benefit is storage flexibility. FlexPod is a reference design to build on and add the appropriate resources you need for your workloads. That's what differentiates it from… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing can be interesting with the UCS refresh because of Intersight integration (IMM) and SaaS, connected virtual machine or private virtual machine. I have seen some of the different licensing… more »
    Top Answer:Support could be more integrated. For example, you might call NetApp, and they'll determine that VMware is the issue. It would be helpful if they could automatically engage VMware and bring them onto… more »
    Top Answer:You will find the high availability and License Team with Oracle very valuable.
    Top Answer:The PCA is built on Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager. Ok, then you have OEM Cloud Control (unfortunately) on top. OVMM uses a clustered MySQL database, which contents are encrypted… more »
    Top Answer:We are cloud providers so we provide platform services and infrastructures.
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    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.

    Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, is an integrated infrastructure system engineered to enable rapid deployment of converged compute, network, and storage technologies for hosting applications or workloads on a guest OS. It is a data center-class system that provides incremental and scalable performance optimized for consolidation of mixed workloads.

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    Sample Customers
    University of Sao Paulo, WD-40, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
    Agnitum Information Technologies, Mediacloud, Xait AS, Atos Global Managed Services, CaixaBI, ICA AB, BT Spain, Secure-24, Xait
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Converged Infrastructure
    November 2022
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    FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 13 reviews while Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is ranked 7th in Converged Infrastructure. FlexPod is rated 8.8, while Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of FlexPod writes "Integrates everything so you are using fewer tools". On the other hand, FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Dell VxBlock System, whereas Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is most compared with HPE ConvergedSystem, Dell VxBlock System, Oracle SuperCluster and Rackspace OpenStack.

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