THE CURE FOR SERVER SPR AWL
Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of “server sprawl.” This e...
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FlexPod Express: The Cure For Server Sprawl

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Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of “server sprawl.” This epidemic is characterized by an overabundance of underutilized servers and storage systems, often caused by running one application per server to protect against potential machine crashes. FlexPod Express with VMware is the cure—saving you money, energy, time, and … did we say money?

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FlexPod Express: The Cure For Server Sprawl

  1. 1. THE CURE FOR SERVER SPR AWL Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of “server sprawl.” This epidemic is characterized by an overabundance of underutilized servers and storage systems, often caused by running one application per server to protect against potential machine crashes. FlexPod® Express with VMware is the cure—saving you money, energy, time, and … did we say money? A C I S C O A N D N E TA PP I N FR A ST R U C T U R E S O LU T I O N FO R S M A L L A N D M ED I U M - S IZED B U S I N ES S ES CURE “THE SPR AWL” symptom Wasting money on too many servers symptom Wasting money and energy powering unused server and storage capacity symptom Wasting time and money maintaining servers and storage cure FlexPod Express consolidates multiple physical servers and storage systems onto a single, powerful, shared platform. cure FlexPod Express reduces the energy required to power and cool physical server and storage systems. cure FlexPod Express enables overworked IT staff to spend less time maintaining servers and storage systems, and more time on strategic projects. Result: Cut your server and storage-related costs by 50% when you consolidate your resources through virtualization. Result: Recoup your initial investment in two years or less— based on energy savings alone. Result: Convert hours spent on manual maintenance into time spent purely on business growth. *AC C ORDIN G TO DATA M AT IO N *AC C ORDIN G TO E NERGYSTA R *AC C ORDIN G TO E N T ERPRISE F E AT URES Fact: Many servers and storage systems are utilized less than 20%. Fact: Energy costs for physical servers and storage systems are up to 40% higher than virtualized solutions. Fact: Physical servers and storage systems can take 3x longer to deploy than virtual solutions Call your Cisco partner to discover how FlexPod Express with VMware can cure your costly server sprawl issues by consolidating multiple servers and storage systems onto powerful Cisco UCS™ Servers and switches, NetApp® FAS storage, and VMware virtualization software. © 2013 Portions Cisco Systems, Inc, portions NetApp and portions VMware. All rights reserved. FlexPod Express

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