Flexpod express converged infrastructure for midsized it


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Flexpod express converged infrastructure for midsized it

  1. 1. FlexPod Express Converged Infrastructure for Midsized IT Joel McKelvey, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions, NetApp FlexPod® Express
  2. 2. 2 IT Challenges for Growing Midsize Customers Supporting today’s business needs and limited budgets Environments are becoming complex and expensive Future needs are difficult to predict Generalist staff struggling with IT infrastructure complexity and budget pressures IT departments need simple and affordable solutions.
  3. 3. 3 Transition from Application Silos to Virtualization  Reduced power, space, and cooling requirements through better utilization of IT assets  Reduction in amount of storage needed to support their application environment  Reduced overhead with simplified, centralized management of applications Cisco and NetApp can help you simplify your infrastructure via:
  4. 4. 4 FlexPod Express for Infrastructure Consolidation Features  Simplifies deployment of IT resources  Cisco UCS® C220 M3 servers  Cisco Nexus 3048 switches  NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage  Pretested by Cisco and NetApp with:  VMware vSphere®  Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V  Implementation guide to facilitate deployment  Cooperative support model Physical and virtual resource management Cisco Unified Computing System™ C-Series Servers Cisco Nexus® 3000 Series Switches NetApp® FAS2200 Series Storage
  5. 5. 5 FlexPod Express Flexible Management Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Cisco Nexus 3048 Switches NetApp FAS2200 Series Storage Cisco UCS Director Direct Element Management Direct Element Management Direct Element Management PhysicalVirtual vCenter System Center 2012
  6. 6. 6 Simplify your path to shared, virtualized IT FlexPod Express Delivers Important Benefits  Affordability  Start with a low-cost, easy-to-deploy platform  Simplicity  Reduce complexity with efficient operations and management  Efficient growth  With standardized environment to improve predictability  Optimized IT  Through shared infrastructure and workload consolidation Hypervisor E-mail Database Collaboration Content Mgmt
  7. 7. 7 Two FlexPod Express Configurations Cisco Nexus 3048 Switches (2) Cisco UCS C220 M3 Servers (4) NetApp FAS2240 Storage Medium Cisco Nexus® 3048 Switches (2) Cisco UCS ® C220 M3 Servers (2) NetApp® FAS2220 Storage Small
  8. 8. 8 FlexPod Express Implementation Guide  FlexPod® Express is tested and documented by Cisco and NetApp  Documented deployment process  Deployment instructions  Cabling diagrams  Bill of materials Technical Report FlexPod® Express with VMware vSphere Implementation Guide Michael Zimmerman, David Klem, Chris Reno, and Michael Ansel, NetApp June 2013 | TR-4107
  9. 9. 9 Coordinated support between NetApp, Cisco, and VMware with a cooperative support lab Strong relationships among best-in- class alliance partners 98% of support cases do not require escalations to other partners/vendors Formal processes in place to expedite cross-company escalations when necessary FlexPod® Hypervisor/OS Applications VMware Microsoft® Redhat Citrix SAP® Citrix Oracle® Microsoft VMware® Participating in cooperative support and cooperative support lab Ecosystem partners providing app/hypervisor/OS support FlexPod Express Cooperative Support Vendor Coordination Speeds Problem Resolution
  10. 10. 10 Infrastructure Solution Portfolio 1 10 GbE, Clustered ONTAP, Non-disruptive scalability 2 SolutionCost Capability FlexPod® Datacenter FlexPod Express Address midsize market segments and use cases with a simple, low-cost solution
  11. 11. 11 FlexPod Express Helps You Build cost-effective IT infrastructure Simplify management and operations Have confidence: tested, supported solution Visit http://www.netapp.com/flexpod to learn more
  12. 12. 12 Thank You © 2013 NetApp, Inc. and Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. No portions of this document may be reproduced without prior written consent of NetApp, Inc. Specifications are subject to change without notice. NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, Data ONTAP, and FlexPod are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Cisco, Cisco Nexus, and Cisco UCS are registered trademarks and Cisco Unified Computing System is a trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and vCenter is a trademark of VMware, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.