The new FlexPod SF solution offers an ideal infrastructure for the data-intensive scale-out workloads that are critical to digital transformation. It features innovative NetApp SolidFire all-flash, scale-out, Cloud-connected storage, Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) B-Series servers, and Cisco Nexus switching. The new solution can support enterprise and emerging architectures with precise storage capacity and performance tailored to the needs of individual 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", stated 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."
The new solution extends the FlexPod technology portfolio that has been deployed by over 8,400 global customers and 1,100 partners that serve 100 countries. Representing over 250 years of combined engineering experience, the portfolio has generated a total of $8 billion in combined revenue across Cisco and NetApp to date.
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"At Safelite, a leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, we serve up to 6 million customers every year. To continue offering our customers the best service possible, we needed a simple, highly scalable solution that would offer a superior customer experience and support our continued growth", stated Matthew Coy, vice president, Information Technology, Safelite Group. "The high-performance compute and next-generation storage of FlexPod SF provided us a strong foundation for our state-of-the-art claims processing centre."
"We've had great success in leveraging FlexPod to help our customers address their business requirements and achieve operational efficiency, cost savings, and overall success", stated Jerry McIntosh, senior vice president, Advanced Technology, ePlus. "We're excited for the opportunity to expand our reach to Cloud and virtualization buyers with FlexPod SF."
"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", stated Satinder Sethi, vice president, Data Center Solutions, Cisco. "FlexPod SF offers a prevalidated, next-generation softwaredefined, converged architecture solution that customers can deploy with confidence 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", stated 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."