One of the most consequential IT projects you can undertake today is to digitally transform your approach to data center management. But a digital transformation can be tricky to pull off. Not only do you need to know where your current approach falls short, you also have to understand what it takes to adopt a better one.
So how do you do it? By starting out with a bit of unbiased feedback from your peers. That’s why we launched this new blog series highlighting reviews by verified customers of ours on IT Central Station.
To learn what makes customer support for the FlexPod® data center solution from NetApp and Cisco so special, keep reading.
If you open a ticket, you get a response from NetApp and Cisco on the same page, on the same team. Their support has been great. You actually get a follow-up a day later: ‘Is everything still good?’Perhaps unsurprisingly, they’ve only had to engage customer support once. Because with FlexPod, they now enjoy rock-solid stability and seamless, affordable scalability. They also report that their performance levels have risen to new heights.
We have easily seen a 100% improvement in application performance over our previous platform.Finally, they’ve been able to collapse some of their compute workload for virtualization and reduce the licensing count for their SQL server, enabling them to cut costs considerably.
It’s just like a recipe book or a cookbook. You follow the steps and it's pretty difficult to mess it up. The validated designs are great.
Bruno Messina joined NetApp in 2018 and works in product marketing for FlexPod. His previous experience includes a career in product marketing of UCS servers for Cisco Systems and Solaris server marketing and competitive analysis at both Oracle and Sun Microsystems, where he joined in 2000. Bruno spent ten years in various roles of competitive analysis and product management at Sun Microsystems, leading analysis in both the workgroup and enterprise servers. Prior to Sun Microsystems, Bruno spent time finishing his MBA education and worked for two years at Cadence working on product marketing for both board-level and board timing tools. Bruno holds both a BSEE and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y..
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