Many organizations continue to struggle with the pace, complexity, and changing demands of a data-driven world. Hence, it’s not a big surprise that agility, flexibility, and cost efficiency continue to be important themes in the data center. These demands and needs may be acting as a forcing function for organizations to modernize aging, complex, and costly RISC/UNIX infrastructures in order to meet todays business goals. Data center managers are looking to grow and stay ahead of the competition by transforming IT from a cost center to an innovation center. We see more and more how important it is to choose an infrastructure that can easily adapt to ever changing business requirements.

The Cisco Unified Computing System, NetApp storage, and our jointly developed FlexPod platform are standards-based, cost-effective solutions that can meet or surpass performance, reliability, and availability requirements that RISC/UNIX customer have come to expect. The FlexPod architecture can scale up or out, and it can be optimized for a variety of workloads in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments.

I urge you to read our new, joint solution brief which highlights how Cisco and NetApp with support from software and hardware partners can meet the requirements of the most demanding mission-critical IT applications and modernize your IT infrastructure with maximum efficiency and minimal risk.


Tim Stack

Product Marketing Manager

Data Center and Virtualization