Cisco and NetApp to deliver new converged infrastructure innovation

Infotech Lead India: Cisco and NetApp will deliver new converged infrastructure innovation to unify branch office, data center and public cloud infrastructures under the FlexPod architecture.

The partnership expansion includes efforts in technology integration, solution development, and continued go-to-market collaboration.

“NetApp and Cisco share a common vision for the future of the data center and will continue to collaborate on innovations that connect organizations under a holistic cloud architecture. Our development, sales, and channel teams will work even closer to deliver new solutions that broaden the market opportunities for both companies and our partners, and help customers gain a competitive advantage from their flexible and efficient agile data center infrastructure,” said Manish Goel, executive vice president, Product Operations, NetApp.

Through a shared vision of a unified data center, Cisco and NetApp offer the ability to simplify deployment, management and orchestration — connecting enterprise clouds to service providers, enterprises to branch offices, consumers to enterprises, and clouds to clouds.

Deeper integration across computing, networking, storage and orchestration components of FlexPod, combined with broader support for its open ecosystem of partners, will greatly simplify data center deployment and management, deliver greater budget efficiency, reduce risk, and increase agile business responsiveness.

Cisco and NetApp have more than 2,100 FlexPod customers across more than 35 countries and over 700 channel partners.

“The past 10 years of partnering with NetApp have proven to be successful in bringing a Cisco validated, FlexPod architecture to our customers. Building on that success, we’re now expanding our partnership to deliver deeper technology integration and broader solution development across the unified data center for an open, scalable, multicloud infrastructure. Together we can help our customers use their current data center investment to address the challenges of a mobile-cloud era,” said Padmasree Warrior, chief technology and strategy officer, Cisco.

Virtustream says the FlexPod solution from Cisco and NetApp enables them to deploy private and public cloud solutions tailored to its enterprise customers’ requirements for mission-critical applications.

“The ability with FlexPod to dynamically integrate compute, memory, network and storage is unique in the market, giving our cloud and IaaS solutions a clear advantage,” said Simon Aspinall, chief of global markets, Virtustream.

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