To thrive in today’s hyper-distributed digital landscape, you need an agile hybrid cloud solution that brings together the latest innovations to deliver the outcomes and experiences you expect. You also need the flexibility to scale up or down on demand, paying only for the infrastructure resources that you consume.

Today, we are pleased to announce new Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud storage solutions developed in partnership with technology leaders, NetApp and Pure Storage. By integrating powerful innovations from these strategic partners into flexible consumption solutions, we are making it easier for you to adapt quickly to changes in your business while avoiding expensive financing and upfront capital costs.

NetApp: FlexPod-as-a-service

FlexPod is a converged infrastructure solution from Cisco, NetApp, and leading OS and hypervisor partners. FlexPod-as-a-service accelerates the transformation of infrastructure to a virtualized, shared environment with standardized and scalable building blocks. The solution is pre-validated, so you can count on an effective infrastructure, rapid deployment times, and simplified management.

“NetApp congratulates Cisco on raising the bar again with the Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud solution,” said Mike Arterbury, Vice President/General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure & OEM Solutions at NetApp. “FlexPod-as-a-service is now available as an integrated offer allowing customers to buy what they need, when they need it. FlexPod-as-a-service gives customers more operational and financial flexibility by allowing them to focus on business outcomes instead of procurement cycles. Customers can now choose the FlexPod consumption model that matches their needs while leveraging our full portfolio of validated designs. Like FlexPod XCS, the standard in hybrid cloud deployments, FlexPod-as-a-service marks another customer-focused milestone in joint Cisco and NetApp data center innovations.”

Pure Storage: FlashStack-as-a-service

FlashStack is a converged infrastructure solution from Pure Storage and Cisco that seamlessly combines UCS servers and Nexus switches from Cisco with Pure Storage FlashArray and FlashBlade platforms. With FlashStack, you can optimize your operational model and secure applications on-premises, at the edge, or in the cloud.

“Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud represents a significant breakthrough for consumption-based options,” said AJ Kapase, AVP, Cisco Strategic Alliance at Pure Storage. “We are excited to combine our own Pure Storage as-a-service (STaaS), the industry’s most mature STaaS offer, with Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud to create FlashStack as-a-service (FSaaS). FSaaS is a robust software-defined infrastructure that enables observability across on-prem and hybrid cloud landscapes. Our joint customers can scale capacity up or down as needed, and only pay for the IT services they consume.”

NetApp and Pure Storage are excellent examples of how our technology partners are integrating with Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud to unlock the potential of their respective technologies and the synergies with Cisco. Going forward, you can expect to see more partners using Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud as a foundation for innovative, flexible consumption offers to address your most pressing IT challenges. Our approach to helping you build the right hybrid cloud solution for your business ensures that you get the best of Cisco+ and our technology partners through a single buying and consumption experience.

With these latest offers, Cisco can now provide a full portfolio of flexible consumption hybrid cloud solutions to cover all your data center networking, compute, and storage requirements. Get started today and experience a new way of managing your hybrid cloud environment!

To learn more, please visit Cisco+ Hybrid Cloud.


Devendra Malladi

Vice President, Cisco+ Portfolio Management