TechValidate Research on NetApp FlexPod

These pages present data that TechValidate has sourced via direct research with verified customers and users of NetApp FlexPod. TechValidate stands behind the authenticity of all published data. Learn more »

490 Data Points Collected

3 Published TechFacts

4 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study

Selected Research Highlights

NetApp FlexPod Case Study

Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company


This case study of a large enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on a July 2016 survey of NetApp FlexPod customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select NetApp FlexPod:

  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to purchasing FlexPod with AFF:
    • Nimble Storage
  • Purchased FlexPod with AFF because of the following reasons:
    • Scalability/agility
    • Vision/roadmap

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of NetApp FlexPod that the surveyed company uses:

  • Runs the following workloads on NetApp FlexPod with AFF:
    • VMware Horizon View
  • Running standalone workloads.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with NetApp FlexPod:

  • Saved money in the following areas after implementing FlexPod with AFF compared to their previous implementation:
    • power: 25% – 50%
    • space: >50%
    • cooling: 10% – 25%
    • operations: 25% – 50%
    • administration: 25% – 50%
    • the software license: 10% – 25%
    • avoiding a SAN upgrade: 10% – 25%
  • Reduced the time to deploy new apps and infrastructure by 2x – 5x using FlexPod with AFF.
  • Uses FlexPod with AFF to increase their ability to integrate with the cloud in the following ways:
    • we have no cloud on stand-alone systems
  • Increases their company’s revenue by using FlexPod with AFF for the following:
    • Improve responsiveness to business needs
    • Improve the end customer experience


NetApp Flash is Production Ready

Best IOPS solution with good scalability. Very safe solution for production.

David Cappelaere, Storage Architect, Outscale

NetApp FlexPod Customer Satisfaction

The People’s Choice for Data Storage!

86% of IT organizations are likely to recommend NetApp FlexPod with AFF.

NetApp FlexPod Customer Research

Customers Chose FlexPod w/ AFF over EMC & Others

What other solutions did you evaluate prior to purchasing FlexPod with AFF?

Nimble Storage

NetApp FlexPod Customer Research

Running from EMC

What other solutions did you evaluate prior to purchasing FlexPod with AFF?


More to Explore

About NetApp FlexPod

FlexPod data center solutions redefine the way IT departments delivers value—simplifying operations and delivering superior application performance. Integrated and standardized FlexPod components lets IT organizations scale up or out to meet the demands of their enterprise applications.

NetApp FlexPod Website   NetApp Website