FlexPod is still #1 in revenues year to date 2013 for worldwide Integrated Infrastructure.FlexPod is a close #2 in Revenue for the quarter within both the combined Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms market, and the Integrated Infrastructure segment;In Integrated Infrastructure for Q3, FlexPod was edged out by VCE by only $17.6 million, within an almost $1 bil segment.FlexPod was #1 in revenues for 5 of the 7 quarters tracked in this study since Q1-2012.FlexPod is #1 as measured by Capacity shipped, and has led every quarter since Q1-2012 within our Integrated Infrastructure segment.Within our segment, FlexPod dominates with over 123PBs sold in the most recent quarter, out-pacing VCE by 42%.FlexPod is a cost efficiency leader, with VCE costing customers $1.3M per unit, FlexPod averaged an affordable $327k ASP, a remarkable 75% savings.FlexPod is rapidly growing its customer base, 107 percent growth year-over-year, with more than 3,200 customers, and more than 100 public customer references.FlexPod has recognized product leadership with our recent "Best of TechEd" award for the FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud solution.FlexPod Datacenter earned a Windows IT Pro Silver award for Best Hardware appliance, which was a broad-based, user nominated distinction.FlexPod has the broadest selection of validated hypervisor-based and bare-metal designs, including extensive integrated testing with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, RedHat KVM, and Oracle VM.We have a broader ecosystem of leading technology partners, with joint validations and go-to-market with four of the five world's largest software companies, VMware, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, along with other leaders including Cisco, Citrix, Cloudera, Hortonworks and Red Hat.We are seeing massive channel adoption that currently stands at almost 1,000 reseller partners in 84 countriesFlexPod resellers include 13 of the 15 world's largest Systems integrators: Accenture, Atos, BT Global Solutions, CSC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Global Services, Lockheed Martin Services, Northrup Grumman, NEC, NTT, Siemens, T-Systems.FlexPod delivers proven results, with documented research from Forrester showing FlexPod customers realize 120 percent ROI, and see a breakeven in just 9 months.FlexPod is the only CI solution that guarantees savings: NetApp storage systems guarantee customers will require 50 percent less storage capacity vs. competitive virtualized solutions.
It’s Flexible: FlexPodalso can flex based on workload. FlexPod traditionally has been intended to be a shared infrastructure platform that allows resources to be scaled while maintaining the same design and implementations.The FlexPod sizing guide provided details on how to optimally support different uses. For instance, an entry level configuration is good for Microsoft applications such as Exchange or SharePoint. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) workloads such as VMware View require a configuration with more compute and higher IOPS. Devand test environments need more computing and memory resources but less data storage than others. Whereas data protection and backup use requires the maximum storage capacity while still maintaining optimal I/O performance across the backup infrastructure.Flexible in terms of scale: FlexPod architecture scales to support most enterprise environments.FlexPod reference architectures can be sized for small enterprises or very larger enterprises. The architecture is consistent from small to large with the same capabilities, technology and management tools. A company can scale a small environment to a very large environment without ever forklifting technology, changing management tools or methodologies. Reference designs come with sizing tools to make this easy and risk-free.FlexPod is the most efficient converged infrastructure solution, thanks to the efficiencies at each level of the stack. The advanced design of Cisco UCS delivers high computing and memory density, ideal for consolidated, virtualized environments. In addition, the integrated management allows for easy management of multiple enclosures and servers through a single graphic interface.The Cisco Nexus switches enable a unified network, supporting FCoE, which eliminates the need for multiple sets of adapters, cables, and switches for LAN vs. storage traffic, which can result in as much as an 80% reduction in ports and cabling.Last but not least are the industry leading data efficiencies of the NetApp unified storage platform. NetApp storage comes with native deduplication, thin provisioning, and compression, as well as other features such as space-efficient Snapshot copies and FlexClone volumes, which drastically increase storage data efficiency. We guarantee that customers will use 50% less storage than with a similar competitor’s systems. Customers are shrinking their data center space requirements by 50% and more thanks to the efficiencies found in FlexPod.
FlexPod’s success in the market is not just a reflection of one quarter’s sales. We lead in terms of buyer interest, with almost 45% of companies in this IDC survey evaluating, testing or thinking they already Own a FlexPod.Note that 22% or over 1 in 5 of companies looking at CI have already chosen FlexPod!
FlexPod® with Microsoft® Private Cloud Awarded Best of TechEd 2013 in the Systems Management Category
FlexPod Datacenter with CitrixCloudPlatformFlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop 7 on VMware vSphere 5.1*FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop 7 on XenServer 6.2*
1 micro second latency – for end-to-end would be considered ultra-low latency.Cisco Fabric Extender =FEX
Daisy (Titans) CVD – targeted for Feb 28.Solution Components:Nexus 9300 series Unified Fabric switches vSphere 5.1u1 hypervisor from VMware. B-Series and C-Series M3 servers UCS Release 2.1(3a) NetApp Data ONTAP 8.2p4 in Cluster Mode UCS Director 4.1 Business Requirements:Insertion of Nexus 9K based FlexPod to address market transition to ACI architecture.Investment protection with a standalone Nexus 9K leaf switch that’s software upgradeable to ACI.FlexPod Infrastructure CVD with Nexus 9K, VMware vSphere 5.1 to provide an additional switching option in the Enterprise, Commercial Segment;Targets Large Enterprises and SPs.Note: the deployment guide will only deep-dive on clustered Data ONTAP. Enhance the base architecture of FlexPod with more reliable infrastructure installation and configuration with Nexus 9K. This will be an Ethernet only design with the Nexus 9K switch. FlexPod Datacenter with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) brings together Cisco’s ACI technology and FlexPod. ACI is Cisco’s approach to the industry’s march towards SDN (software defined networking). Cisco ACI introduces 2 new components that will be added to the FlexPod architecture. (1) The Nexus 9000 Top of Rack and Modular switches running NX-OS Fabric Mode and the (2) Cisco Application Profile Infrastructure Controller (APIC). With ACI added to the FlexPod architecture, DC and storage network provisioning can be performed by applying a network profile to the APIC which manages the network switches, network security and L4-7 network services. In addition with ACI, end to end application infrastructure provisioning can be performed across the compute level (UCS), the network (Nexus 9k network) and storage (CDOT). This solution provide manual configuration of FlexPod ACI.
Note: still in progress with final details,scope, Availability date TBD.
Cisco and NetApp have united to deliver a broad array of financing options with the flexibility and innovation to help customers achieve a business advantage. By partnering with De LageLanden (DLL), a worldwide leader in asset-based leasing, customers can expect velocity, simplicity and flexibility in financing their FlexPod® investments.Unified financing provides one stop shopping for the entire FlexPod solution. Customers will be able to finance NetApp® and Cisco® technology as well as services, support, education and other third-party vendor and partner-provided products. By consolidating the entire investment into a single transaction, the acquisition will be easier for the customer to transact.Unified FlexPod Financing program offers best rates for customers. All three partners are motivated to help customers finance sales that should result in lower payments.Partners will be paid a 1% rebate on 100% of the financed amount.The program specializes in small ticket financing (under $250K) with an efficient back-office process. Partners can expect proposals and credit checks the same day in most cases or within 24 hours.There is no limit to the size of a FlexPod transaction that can be financed under the Unified FlexPod Financing program, including proposals far in excess of $250,000.Partners can offer their customers a “90 Day No Payment, No Interest” promotion as part of this new program. The following Ts and Cs apply:• Subject to customer approved credit application.• Can be either $1 buyout or FMV lease.• There is no minimum or maximum as long as FlexPod is financed.• Available for terms up to 60 months.• Available immediately and expires on April 18, 2014.• Cannot be combined with other financing promotions; other terms and conditions may apply.There are three ways to initiate contact: Call1-855-FLEXFIN, e-mail: email@example.com or contact your NetApp Capital Solutions or Cisco Systems Capital Financial Solutions Manager. Engage the financing teams early in the sales process to identify the best financing options to meet the customer’s business requirements.This program will be released in phases, with initial availability in the U.S. Commercial, Enterprise and Service Provider Private Sector only. EMEA follows Feb 1.
FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private CloudFlexPod Datacenter with Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStackFlexPod Datacenter with VMware vSphere 5.1U1FlexPod Datacenter with Cisco Nexus6000 Series SwitchesFlexPod Datacenterwith Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesFlexPod Express withVMware vSphere5.1U1