Why FlexPod?

Flexpod Solution

Built on groundbreaking technology from NetApp and Cisco and F5, FlexPod simplifies and modernizes IT with continuous innovation, delivering unmatched application performance, the broadest support for any cloud strategy, and improved operational efficiency to accelerate data center transformation and business evolution.

F5 can help you get the most from your FlexPod deployment, with more application capacity, faster deployment, and always-on availability.

Why Sell FlexPod?

FlexPod® presents you with a unique opportunity to capitalise on a growing trend within the industry. When you sell FlexPod, you’ll:

  1. Expand Your Business
    • Drive new technology. Shipping with clustered Data ONTAP
    • Gain the opportunity to brand your own FlexPod offerings based on specific applications, support, services, etc.
  2. Partner with the leaders
    • IDC – 300+ IT managers and execs ranked FlexPod #1 in deployment interest out of 17 vendors 1
    • Gartner – FlexPod is a leader in the Integrated Systems Magic Quadrant 2
    • Gartner – F5 is a leader for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs)
    • Forrester –Total Economic Impact analysis calculated FlexPod ROI of 120%; payback in 9 months 3
  3. The Market Opportunity
    • Cloud and virtualization consistently rank among CIOs’ top priorities.
    • The adoption rate of converged and integrated infrastructures is sharply rising.
    • ESG research shows that two-thirds of respondents expressed interest in a converged infrastructure
    • Converged systems revenue is expected to grow to over $12B by 2019
1. Source: IDC – IDC’s Converged and Integrated Systems: End-User Survey Report (January 2014). 2. Source: Gartner – Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems published June, 2014. 3. Source: Forrester – The Total Economic Impact of NetApp’s and Cisco FlexPod Data Centre Platform (January 2013).

FlexPod Advantage

  • Up to 20X AFF storage performance
  • 208% faster SQL response times
  • 100+ world record benchmarks
  • 83% faster provisioning with ACI + UCS
  • 20-30% reduction in application testing time
  • 70% of engineering time reclaimed
  • 76% ROI in just 17 months*
  • Free storage controller upgrade
  • Flash performance at the price of disk

Talk the Talk: Drivers Pushing End-Users to Go FlexPod

Customers are interested in cloud, virtualisation, and converged infrastructures because their existing data centres are ill-equipped to help them overcome several considerable roadblocks. As a result, you should target organisations experiencing these key business and operational challenges:

Business Challenges
  • Slow, complex, expensive application deployment
  • Applications that require faster storage response and higher IOPS
  • Inefficient orchestration and cumbersome network automation
  • Complex multitenancy support
  • Transitioning workloads to cloud data centers
  • Ensure business continuity
Operational Challenges
  • Cutting energy consumption
  • Improving asset utilization
  • Simplifying complex, time-consuming provisioning cycles
  • Ensuring ongoing system and application integrity, and availability
  • Scale further and faster
  • Supporting growth of Internet of Everything (IoE) device data

Flexpod solution family

Multiple categories for different customers and users

FlexPod Express >

Mid-sized business and branch office

Typical Workloads:
Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, shared

Hundreds of users
Priced From:
$67,000 ex GST

FlexPod Datacenter >

Enterprise and service provider class

Typical Workloads:
Leading business applications: Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Thousands of users
Priced From:
$229,000 ex GST

FlexPod Select >

Technical and high-performance computing

Typical Workloads:
Big data analytics, Hadoop, Oracle RAC, dedicated workloads

Thousands of users
Priced From:
$112,000 ex GST

FlexPod SolidFire >

Next generation Data Center

Typical Workloads:
Next generation workloads, DevOps workflows or OpenStack environments

Thousands of users
Priced From:
$263,000 ex GST

Add your F5 Application Services

Choose the right fit. Get advanced traffic management, optimization and security services on one BIG-IP platform and with our Good, Better and Best options, you can find the right fit to address your business challenges.

Learn more about FlexPod solutions from NetApp, Cisco & F5