Built with the best-in-class technology, FlexPod delivers a unique configured platform, supporting up to 1,500 users for mixed enterprise application workloads. The integrated solution consists of:
This unified storage platform supports all protocols so organisations no longer need to purchase separate systems to accommodate different storage needs. You can slash capacity use by up to 50% with built-in deduplication and thin provisioning, as well as space-efficient backup and cloning. The system also enhances operational efficiency with automated storage management, data protection and security, and optimises performance with 10GbE or FCoE.
A data centre platform that is designed to eliminate time-consuming manual configuration, reduce TCO, and increase business agility. UCS combines compute, network, storage access, and virtualisation into a scalable, modular system that is easily managed as a single entity by Cisco UCS Manager. The radically simplified architecture greatly reduces the number of devices that must be purchased, configured, managed, and secured.
A data centre switch to identify and consolidate all network traffic onto a single simplified, cost-effective architecture. Nexus switches offer “zero-touch” installation, automatic configuration, and excellent scalability, including in-service upgrades. A single point of policy management also increases efficiency, availability and security.
NetApp and Cisco work with trusted partners to provide you with a choice of management solutions. The Flexpod architecture enables this by providing APIs at each layer so it is easily integrated with a broad range of software solutions for end-to-end management. Validated Flexpod Management Solutions have been tested in NetApp and Cisco labs to verify that they deliver essential functionality. Together with partners, they provide a variety of capabilities including automation and orchestration, monitoring and analytics, and configuration management.