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NetApp’s Alex Jauch comments on Cisco UCS, Hyper-V, and your Private Cloud

May 17, 2011 - 0 Comments

Guest Post by Alex Jauch (Technical Architect, NetApp)

This week at Microsoft TechEd, NetApp and Cisco announced our joint Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track submission.  The submission was the result of a great working partnership between NetApp and Cisco.  We’re very pleased with the solutions and technical expertise that the Cisco team brought to the project.  Because of our strong partnership, Cisco and NetApp have been able to produce a great Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track solution.

Here’s an example, because both NetApp and Cisco have both been investing in our Microsoft management integration platforms and we have been able to integrate these features into our submission to Fast Track.  Both Cisco and NetApp have been working closely with the Microsoft Opalis Integration Server team and we were able to combine our solutions into a single solution that enables rapid provisioning from a bare metal blade to a full running Windows Cluster and then VM provisioning against that cluster. You can see a demonstration of this solution here:

NetApp Hyper-V Cloud With Cisco Rapid Provisioning

We were able to show this demonstration at TechEd this week and so far – after one day J – have had a great response to the overall Fast Track submission.  If you happen to be in Atlanta at Tech Ed we will be showcasing this solution in the following sessions this week – come check us out:

  • VIR 201, Virtualization: State of the Union
  • VIR 327, Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track: A Reference Architecture for Private Cloud
  • DB 1336, Innovative Storage and Data Management Strategies to Power Your Microsoft Enterprise Applications

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