Story image

Cisco & NetApp: New converged infrastructure solution fuels digital transformation

27 Jun 17

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.”

Cisco dominates record-high Ethernet switch & router markets
While the market is flourishing, it’s tough-going as Cisco has increased its majority share of the pie.
Tensions on the rise after Huawei CFO arrest
“Recently our corporate CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the United States of America."
Why total visibility is the key to zero trust
Over time, the basic zero trust model has evolved and matured into what Forrester calls the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem.
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
QNAP introduces new 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS series
The new series is supposedly an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronisation and centralised management. 
HPE to supply tech to Formula E racing team
“At HPE, we believe the future belongs to the fast, and we’re focused on accelerating what’s next for enterprises, including in the world of auto racing."
Data Exchange Networks achieves world-first
After receiving a new Uptime Institute award, DXN is now the first modular data centre developer in the world equipped to blend different standards.
Why the future of IT infrastructure is always on and always available
As more organisations embrace digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders will need to evolve their strategies and skills to keep up.