NetApp FlexPod

A Converged Infrastructure Solution from Two Leading Manufacturers

 

Two of the industry’s biggest names, Cisco and NetApp, worked together to develop the FlexPod, a converged infrastructure solution. It’s built from some of the best hardware on the market today, combining a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus switching with NetApp HDD or flash storage.

As a converged infrastructure design, the FlexPod provides an organization with stability, ease, and power. Cisco and NetApp engineers have tested and calibrated these technologies to integrate together quickly and without hiccups. To speed up deployment and troubleshooting, Cisco has also released a thorough design guide. This guide details every piece of technology in the FlexPod, and will make maintaining your data center as easy as possible.

Mindsight can help your company deploy a FlexPod converged infrastructure solution catered specifically to your needs. Our consultants will discuss your business goals and design your deployment to achieve them.

A FlexPod for Every Business

FlexPod
FlexPod is the standard Cisco and NetApp converged infrastructure deployment. Its best of breed equipment is perfectly suited for a wide range of business needs and sizes.

ExpressPod
The ExpressPod is a smaller, more compact version of the FlexPod. It’s equipped with all of the same hardware as the Flexpod, but its smaller scale is designed to better meet the needs of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs).

The FlexPod Advantage and Converged Infrastructure

Scalability
Scaling your data center down the road is as easy as installing another FlexPod or ExpressPod.

Best of Breed Equipment
Only the best hardware from Cisco and NetApp go into making the FlexPod.

Ease of Deployment
A converged infrastructure solution is like a blueprint for an effective data center. There’s no time wasted trying to figure out integrations or troubleshooting compatibility issues. It just works. Easy as that.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership
With less hardware, less power, and less cooling, the FlexPod has a lower total cost of ownership compared to legacy data center designs.

Mindsight Data Center Certifications

  • Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

    Mindsight earned the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization as part of the multiple certifications needed to become a Cisco Gold Partner. Through this specialization, Mindsight has proven our expertise and proficiency with Cisco data center technology, including the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

Mindsight Supporting Services

  • Managed Services

    Let Mindsight help support your deployment. Our managed services agreements allow you to customize the level of assistance we provide. From alerting and monitoring, to maintenance and more, Managed services frees up your team to focus on more important projects.

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  • Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap

    Schedule a Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap with Mindsight to gain real insight into a particular technology in your data center. Our consultants provide a detailed report along with professional recommendations on how to increase performance.

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Deployment Options

Cloud
Deploy your FlexPod as a private cloud and access your applications as a service.

On-Premise
Mindsight can install your FlexPod on-premise as either a new data center or as an expansion to an existing one.

Colocation
Deploy your FlexPod in a data center located outside your main office.

Ready for a FlexPod or ExpressPod of Your Own?

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