FLEXPOD
 
FlexPod is a converged compute, networking, and storage solution
developed by Cisco and NetApp. Its solution configurations and workloads
are published as Cisco Validated Designs.


FlexPod is categorized by established, emerging client needs:

 
  • FlexPod Data Center was developed for large enterprises
  • FlexPod Express serves small and medium enterprises
  • FlexPod Select focuses on high-capacity and performance for specialized workloads
 

FlexPod components include Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers, NetApp unified storage systems, and Cisco Nexus networking fabric.
The FlexPod architecture can scale up or out, and can be optimized for a variety of mixed workloads in both virtualized and nonvirtualized environments.
Large enterprise data centers need agile platforms with high availability and scalable storage. Along with reducing operating costs, CIOs want to use
a converged infrastructure to support hybrid cloud computing.

Small and medium enterprises need simplified setup and use, interface to public cloud services, and greater value for their data center budgets.
An emerging enterprise trend is the need for purpose-built, high-capacity platforms for specialized workloads. Large-scale, real-time data analytics places
unique demands on compute stacks. Video surveillance, in-memory databases, and public cloud infrastructures have similar capacity profiles.


FlexPod's architecture can be configured for the growing needs of all these clients. In two short years, FlexPod has delivered value to over 2500 customers
across 35 countries worldwide. Going forward, FlexPod customers and partners want configuration guidance, easy ordering, and validation for the configuration
that is most aligned with their needs.

 
               

 

 

  Market Focus

Medium and large enterprises requiring an efficient, highly secure, and scalable infrastructure
 

Important Features


Management tools to facilitate configuration and operations
 

Case Studies


Technology Partners


Videos

 
 
 
    Market Focus

Small and medium enterprises requiring rapid deployment, support for multiple applications, and optimum value for their infrastructure budgets
 

Important Features

  • Simplified components
  • Rapid provisioning
  • Ease of operations
  • Validated support for business applications
 

Documents


Videos

 
 
 
    Market Focus:

Support for the specialized requirements for workloads such as data analytics, data management, video surveillance, medical imaging, and more

 
 

Important Features

  • High availability
  • Security
  • Scalability
  • Validation with industry-standard data analytics workloads
 

Documents


Technology Partners

 


Cisco UCS Director supports cohesive, flexible data centers, built on FlexPod, that increase IT and business agility, while reducing operational processes
and expenses. Cisco and NetApp support FlexPod through a Cooperative Support Model. It uses the expertise of Cisco and NetApp technologists that are,
in turn, served by an advanced support lab infrastructure.

An overview of the FlexPod solution is available through an iPad App.


Technology Partners


Validated Designs


Solution Briefs

 

 
 

 

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