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Cisco & NetApp: New converged infrastructure solution fuels digital transformation

27 Jun 2017

Cisco and NetApp have announced the release of FlexPod SF, an infrastructure for that data-intensive scale-out workload that are critical to digital transformation.

NetApp offers a portfolio of hybrid cloud data services, aiming to simplify the management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments.  

Features and solutions from both Cisco and NetApp are included in the platform.

The platform features NetApp SolidFire all-flash, scale-out, cloud-connected storage, Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) B-Series servers, and Cisco Nexus switching.

The platform is designed to support enterprise and emerging architectures, equipped with the storage capacity and performance to meet the individual needs of tenants in multitenant environments.

“Enterprise IT organizations face a dual challenge; they have to maximize performance and value from existing mission-critical workloads while adopting new technologies that can speed digital transformation,” comments Eric Sheppard, research director, IDC.

“The adoption of private cloud solutions offers an approach that helps them more easily transition to the future. FlexPod SF is a good example of an architecture that securely and seamlessly delivers workloads across cloud environments at scale and at cost.”

Satinder Sethi, vice president, Data Center Solutions, Cisco, explains that to help businesses capitalize on their digital transformation, IT needs a new kind of cloud infrastructure that is simple, agile, and performs predictably as application requirements rapidly change.  

Sethi says that FlexPod SF is a prevalidated, next-generation software–defined, converged architecture solution that customers can deploy to meet their transformational goals.

“Data is at the heart of business success in the digital era. Together, Cisco and NetApp offer a family of solutions that give organizations access to the full value of their data for competitive advantage,” comments Brett Roscoe, vice president, Products, Solutions, and Services Marketing, NetApp.

“FlexPod SF helps customers maximize that value with a new kind of converged infrastructure that easily scales, performs predictably, and offers better economics.”

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