Cisco and NetApp: Build a Strong Foundation for Private Cloud with Flexpod for SAP Applications
Do I still need to introduce Flexpod, the integrated stack from Cisco, NetApp and VMware ? We wrote in this blog several times about this solution , which is obviously pretty successful.
NetApp, like EMC and HDS , is a very good partner of Cisco Data Center. That’s why I strongly encourage you when going to Cisco Live next week in San Diego to visit NetApp booth (#826) , and attend the theater presentation (Tuesday 6:45 pm PST)dedicated to Flexpod on Cisco booth .
Of course Flexpod is not the only integrated stacks that Cisco is providing on the market –Vblock from VCE is another example. But we have reasons to believe that Flexpod is definitely a very good solution and approach for converged infrastructure and private cloud deployment in a mission critical application environment . Recently we wrote about Flexpod with Microsoft private cloud, and even more recently about Flexpod and Citrix desktop virtualization.
At SAPPHIRE 2012, I asked Cisco VP Server Access and Virtualization Satinder Sethi , and NetApp VP Thomas Stanley Global Alliances and System Integrators, to tell us what benefits this pre-integrated unified architecture is bringing to the SAP customers.
As a proof point of the business impact of Flexpod, I invite you to watch what Waltz executives have to say about the benefits of this solution.
Established in 1985, the Walz Group is a leading provider of critical communications and compliance solutions – This solution allow the IT organization to focus on improving products and services instead of infrastructure support.
As additional proof points, check also what Bert Odinet Vice President and Chief Information Officer, FreeportMcMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Matthias Krauss Service Architects Team Leader at BASF IT Services GmbH have to say about Flexpod deployment in a SAP environment.
To know more abour Flexpod for SAP Applications check here