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Cisco and NetApp Upgrade Flexpod to Enhance Modern Data Center

By CIOReview | Monday, March 14, 2016

SAN JOSE, CA: Cisco and NetApp, the developers of the FlexPod converged infrastructure Solution, have enhanced the customer experience with the advancement in performance, agility and economic benefits of the entire flash data center. Flexpod is a converged infrastructure platform that offers a combination of innovative network, compute and storage building blocks.

Citrix delivers value to the customers by constantly delivering and updating its products. It also leverages business mobility through highly secure, mobile workspaces by providing instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. FlexPod with All Flash FAS helps in accelerating Citrix time-to-market for new software versions and features.

NetApp and Cisco directs customers to a modern data center. The All Flash FAS storage is the solution embedded in NetApp, Cisco UCS servers coupled with the latest M4 processors and Cisco NEXUS 9K switches toApplication Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The solution also consolidates mixed workloads and protocols across flash, disk and cloud resources.

The benefits of the FlexPod platform comprises of an impressive performance that gain around 200% faster SQL response times in addition to new server CPUs and flash storage while also reducing 20X in latency. It features up to 30% reduction in application testing time and 80% faster provisioning with ACI creating a new standard in management agility. The clear economic value generates savings for both CapEx and OpEx by enabling over 75% ROI in 17 months.

"In the daunting economic climate of today's IT, converged infrastructure can not only simplify users' experiences and ROI, but also drive partner profitability. Cisco and NetApp are jointly enabling their users and partners to more quickly realize the benefits of the specific technologies and expertise that each company contributes to the FlexPod solution," said Mark Peters, Practice Director & Senior Analyst, ESG.