The month of June was very exciting for FlexPod. On June 16th, Gartner released their 2014 Magic Quadrant for integrated infrastructure with FlexPod positioned in the leaders quadrant. On June 25th, Cisco and NetApp announced FlexPod has generated $3 billion in joint sales since its launch in 2010 with more than 4100 customers. The very next day, IDC released its Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure & Platforms Tracker for Q1 2014 with FlexPod ranked number one in factory revenue.
The integrated infrastructure segment continues to be one of the fastest growing IT markets. IDC has this segment growing at a staggering 69 percent per year. Cisco is a core vendor in the integrated infrastructure market with leading integrated systems built on top of UCS integrated infrastructure (Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus, and UCS Director). According to the latest IDC tracker, UCS integrated infrastructure participates in the top three integrated Infrastructures.
Cisco and NetApp plan to integrate innovative technologies into the FlexPod architecture, including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Intercloud Fabric, along with NetApp’s clustered DATA ONTAP and Flash technologies. We are proud of our achievements and thankful for our customers in helping us achieve this success.
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