*There are currently 150 FlexPod partners, however there is an opportunity to expand to 600.
Goal of Slide: Discuss the transition happening in the industry from App Silos to Virtualization. Key Points:What's dominant in our discussions with IT organizations today is the application silo model. This has been the primary provisioning model for servers and storage, up until the last few years. This design approach started with the application and a dedicated infrastructure under it: services and storage carved out just for that application and its users. Typically these silos are independent of each other; many times there were separate choices made about servers and storage between the different silos. Specialized skills were required for each silo, and often organizations were set up around each tier of service, with dedicated SAN teams, or NAS teams, etc. To get a new application rolled out, the first step was to purchase and stand up new hardware and infrastructure, and it would often take months just to get the infrastructure ready to put a new application into production. Once rolled out, it was hard to share resources. Stranded excess capacity and horsepower in one silo couldn’t be reallocated to another application that was growing, or repurposed to roll out a new application.But server virtualization is changing that and paving the way for a completely different architecture where a single pool of resources can be shared across multiple clients. Server virtualization has a compelling value proposition, and a profound implication. The value proposition is simple: most servers are underutilized. If you could run multiple apps on the same server, you can reduce your server footprint, drive up utilization, and save a lot of money and manpower.Virtualization allowed a decoupling of the application from the hardware. Applications became mobile and can moved from server to server for load balancing, moved from data center to data center for disaster recovery, and moved into the cloud and back out of the cloud for capacity bursting, flexibility, and cost. IT organizations can build a broad, homogeneous, horizontal server infrastructure that's capable of running multiple applications simultaneously. And server virtualization broke the cycle of having to stand up new hardware in order to deploy new applications. You can flow the resources to the demand. You have tremendous flexibility to move your applications around and you can drive a degree of standardization.We believe these models will coexist for years, but the bottom line is, the application-based silos are ultimately going to get relegated to legacy applications that will never be migrated, or the small set of key applications in the data center that people believe still warrant their own dedicated infrastructure. The vast majority of the storage and the vast majority of the applications are going to move to the shared infrastructure over time.
ExpressPod is a simple and efficient way to make a successful transition to a shared, virtualized IT environment.ExpressPod accelerates the transformation from infrastructure silos to a virtualized, shared environment with standardized, building blocks in a joint solution from Cisco and NetApp, that is pretested with hypervisor and management partners.Unlike other solutions, ExpressPod is a simple platform to deploy server, storage and network resources that is designed to handle mixed application workloads. The component products are integrated—so you can count on centralized and simplified management.And the solution is pretested—so it facilitates quick andeasy deployment
Business ValueSimplicity and MobilityJointly developed, integrated solution with industry leadersReduced deployment time with pre-validated and sized solutionGet more with less using vSphere – the highest consolidation ratios with minimal overheadLeading VMware synergy with UCS servers and NetApp storage Slide 10 and 11, need to look more alike (Oracle logo at the top with grey underline on product name should have same treatment with VMware on other slide or both should not have it….both need to have green bullet points that are brand compliant, not yellow ones, the Features and Benefits colors should be uniform and more brand compliant). The "apps" in the VMs in the RAC picture should be Oracle logos if we can pull it off, and I do think we have that iconography in our library. What version(s) of RAC are we talking about and why isn't that on the slide???
Flexpod from Cisco and NetApp: New announcements at VMworld Europe
Infrastructure Solutions for Mid-SizedBusinesses to Large EnterprisesJohn Rollason, Director, Solutions Marketing, NetApp
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FlexPod MomentumOne Year Ago… Today… 175 customers in 20 1,300 customers in countries 35 countries 120 certified partners 660 certified partners No Partner Program 33 FlexPod Premium Open management Partners ecosystem Added Validated 7 Validated Designs management solutions Cooperative Support 20 Validated Designs Cooperative Support Lab
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IT Challenges for Growing Midsize Organizations Challenges for organizations up to 500 users Supporting business needs with shrinking budgets Environments are becoming complex and expensive Generalist staff struggling with IT infrastructure complexity and budget pressures Future needs are unpredictable Opportunities Ease deployment with infrastructure solutions Accelerate move to virtualized environments Access new, smaller customers ExpressPod provides simple, affordable IT infrastructure solution Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 8
Transition from Application Silos to Virtualization Cisco and NetApp can simplify your infrastructure via: Reduced power, space and cooling requirements through better utilization of IT assets Reduction in amount of storage needed to support your application environment Reduced overhead with simplified, centralized management of applications Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 9
Infrastructure Solution PortfolioSolution Cost 1 Scale up by incorporating Cluster-Mode into FlexPod FlexPod® 2 Address new market segments and ExpressPod use cases with a simple, low-cost solution Capability Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 10
ExpressPod for Infrastructure Consolidation Physical and virtual Features resource management Simplifies deployment of IT resources Cisco UCS C220 M3 serversCisco® UCS Unified Cisco Nexus 3048 switchesComputing SystemC Series Server NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage Physical and virtual resource management softwareCisco Nexus® 3000Series Switch Implementation guide to facilitate deploymentNetApp® FAS2200 Pretested by Cisco and NetAppSeries Storage Cooperative support model Cooperative Support Lab Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 11
ExpressPod Delivers Real Benefits Affordability start with a low cost ,easy-to-deploy platform E-mail Simplicity reduce complexity with efficient Collaboration operations and management Content Mgmt Efficient growth with standardized environment to Database improve predictability Optimize IT through workload consolidation Simplify the path to shared, virtualized IT Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 12
Two ExpressPod Configurations Small Cisco® Nexus® 3048 Switch Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server NetApp® FAS2220 Storage Medium Cisco Nexus 3048 Switch Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server NetApp FAS2240 Storage Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 13
Implementation Guide for ExpressPod ExpressPod is tested and documented by Cisco and NetApp Documented deployment process Deployment instructions Wiring diagrams Bill of Materials High-level sizing guidance Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 14
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New VMware vSphere on FlexPod®with vSphere 5.0 update + Clustered Data ONTAP (8.1.1) FeaturesVMware® ™ Manage NetApp storage cluster as a singlevSphere entity with a single, global namespace ™and vCenter HA pairing with automatic failover to active componentsCisco®UCS Servers Eliminate planned downtime by moving data across storage systems non-disruptivelyand UCSManager Dynamically meet performance and cost requirements by mixing storage controllers &Cisco Nexus® disk typesFamily of Improve service levels by automaticallySwitches mapping data to optimal storage tiersNetApp® FAS; Benefits10 GbE and FCoE; Lowers risk with an always-on, optimizedData ONTAP architecture for planned downtimewith Cluster-Mode Unmatched Flexibility with an adaptable architecture that expands as you grow Improves operational efficiency with optimized resources at a lower TCO Cisco and NetApp Confidential. For Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. 16
Oracle RAC on FlexPod validated with VMware Features Secure multi-tenancy, application and dataVMware® mobility ™vSphere ™ Integrated data protectionand vCenter Automated provisioning Infrastructure components (tenants, OS)Cisco® Multiple Oracle® Database copiesUCS Serversand UCS Fenced Oracle RAC systems or landscapesManager Consolidate multiple RAC nodes Improved Performance with Cache ComponentsCisco Nexus® (FlashCache, Direct NFS)Family ofSwitches Benefits Performance agility: Respond to service-levelNetApp®FAS, needs effortlesslyData ONTAP Intelligent management and data protection: Easily back up and protect more frequently, recover in minutes Virtualization and efficiency: Manage more databases in less time and space