Cisco, NetApp Expand DC Infra Solutions

Expanding and extending their family of infrastructure solutions, Cisco and NetApp have  introduced ExpressPod, a prepackaged and tested solution for growing small and medium-sized organizations; the addition of new storage clustering capabilities to the FlexPod data center platform, and the release of a validated VMware solution for Oracle® Real Application Cluster (RAC) on FlexPod.

For growing small and medium-sized organizations that are beginning to virtualize their networking, storage, and computing environments, ExpressPod offers a prepackaged and tested solution bundles.

Integrated and delivered by joint channel partners, ExpressPod integrates Cisco UCS C-Series servers, NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage, and Cisco Nexus 3048 switches with infrastructure management, into an affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure solution. ExpressPod supports an open ecosystem of management and hypervisor solutions.

Brian Allison, director, Business Development, Cisco, said, “Cisco and NetApp are committed to constant innovation to our joint portfolio that helps address the business needs of our mutual customers.”

Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp, said, “With the introduction of ExpressPod and feature enhancements in FlexPod, NetApp and Cisco offer end-to-end infrastructure solutions for midsized businesses to large enterprises.”

FlexPod is available from Certified and Premium Cisco and NetApp partners.

12-Oct-2012 13:15:26