The FlexPod solution combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with the simplicity of the NetApp NAS storage subsytems. The Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure includes the Cisco Unified Computing System(Cisco UCS), Cisco Nexus and MDS switches, and Cisco UCS Director.
The FlexPod solution is Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) ready. Your IT team can build, deploy, secure, and maintain applications through a more agile framework.
Cisco and NetApp are global leaders in the IT industry. The FlexPod solution gives you the opportunity to take advantage of integrated infrastructure solutions targeted at cloud, big data and analytics, mobility, and virtualized solutions. The FlexPod solution is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and NetApp to provide faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency, and less risk. With Cisco UCS Management spanning from the data center to the edge, FlexPod now addresses the entire spectrum of data center workloads, including:
- Cisco UCS servers and NetApp Flash storage with the VMware vSphere hypervisor for performance-critical, data center workloads
- Cisco UCS servers and NetApp FC storage with the VMware vSphere hypervisor, which addresses virtualized enterprise and midsize businesses.
- Cisco UCS Mini and NetApp NAS Storage with the VMware vSphere hypervisor, which targets edge workloads, Remote Office Back Office (ROBO), factory, oil platform and remote location applications, and use cases.