REVIEW: FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic converged-infrastructure gear

IT pros tell what they think about FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic after using the gear.

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Two top makers of converged infrastructure devices – FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic – rank well among their users, but they have important differences, according to customers who have used the products.

In this review, real users who are members of the IT Central Station community weigh the pros and cons of each solution, sharing their insights and feedback with other enterprise tech professionals. They outline each solution’s valuable features, but also suggest where they see room for improvement.

[ Check out our What is hyperconvergence? and learn whether your network and team are up to hyperconverged storage. ]

The two vendors compete in the area of converged infrastructure, in which a single box comprises networking, storage, compute and server virtualization. It’s hardware-driven, so that each component can be separated and used independently from the other components.

Converged Infrastructure solutions are controlled through a centralized management platform, making them simpler to manage and more cost effective than traditional infrastructure.

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