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FlexPod: More Flexible Than Ever, and Gaining Customers

What’s a FlexPod—is it a highly flexible case for your favorite MP3 player? A cool new modern chair? No, FlexPod is a design architecture combining networking, computing and storage infrastructure that’s now available through 120 channel partners worldwide!

Yes, that’s right—since its launch in November of last year, FlexPod has seen tremendous growth in the marketplace, with 120 partners worldwide now offering this flexible, scalable shared infrastructure that helps customers lower deployment risk, increase data center efficiencies, and create a flexible IT environment to build a private cloud. FlexPod, which is built on the Cisco UCS server platform, Cisco Nexus switches, and NetApp unified storage, has also been adopted by more than 150 customers.

Furthermore, to make it even easier to purchase and deploy a FlexPod, Avnet Technology Solutions today announced it is pre-bundling the FlexPod, based on the Cisco and NetApp reference design architecture guides, for our resellers partners in the U.S. and Canada. Avnet will now provide a single source through its newly introduced FlexPod Services, offering partners all the products, assembly, testing, technical expertise, and support they need to successfully bring FlexPod to market.

Do your customers use SAP applications? Then you’ll also be interested in the last piece of today’s FlexPod news.

We are also announcing new design guides that use the FlexPod design architecture in support of SAP applications. The validated design consists of SAP solution-based landscapes, validated on the FlexPod shared IT infrastructure, that help customers minimize application downtime to accelerate the deployment of SAP solutions in a virtualized environment.

So there you have it—120 partners and 150 customers (and counting) agree that FlexPod helps businesses achieve efficiencies while reducing costs. And with the additional avenue of FlexPod services through Avnet, and design guides that support the deployment of SAP solutions, FlexPod has become even more, well, flexible.

Looking to learn even more about FlexPod? Visit this page to find out. And be sure to share any questions in the comments.

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