Cisco, NetApp partner to simplify cloud infra delivery

New Delhi: Cisco and NetApp on Monday announced new FlexPod solutions to simplify the delivery of cloud infrastructure.

FlexPod combines Cisco’s UCS Integrated Infrastructure with NetApp data services to help organisations accelerate application delivery and transition to a hybrid cloud with a trusted platform for innovation.

The new managed private cloud solution offers new consumption options for more flexible access to powerful IT infrastructure and applications as customers modernise their data center for hybrid cloud. Additionally, FlexPod Datacenter for Epic EHR, a key healthcare application, is the first in a series of new pre-tested vertical solutions, with support for more healthcare applications, coming soon.

FlexPod continues to be a platform for innovation and investment protection, introducing new validated solutions for the latest virtualisation software, enterprise applications, and databases incorporating the latest technologies from Cisco and NetApp.

“With these new offerings, we are helping organisations accelerate deployment of their business-critical applications and providing a secure, robust, and flexible private cloud infrastructure that has the speed and simplicity of public cloud,” said Siva Sivakumar, senior director, Data Center Solutions, ?Cisco Systems.

“Our long-running relationship with Cisco has combined best-in-class technology and expertise to create one of the strongest and most successful partnerships in the industry. Together, we are enabling organisations to truly access the full value of their data despite the rising complexity of applications and workloads,” added Ranjeet Sudan, vice president of Converged Infrastructure at NetApp.

The new managed private cloud solution built on FlexPod enables customers to realise a cloud-like, As-a-Service model for their on-premises IT. The FlexPod infrastructure would be located on-premises but managed remotely, securing critical customer data and advancing cloud-capabilities for both partners and their customers.

Another feature launched on Monday, FlexPod Datacenter for Epic EHR, simplifies IT infrastructure for healthcare customers, helping them move faster and unleash new insights for improved patient care.

In addition to the new healthcare and managed private cloud solutions, new designs have been released across the FlexPod Datacenter portfolio. (ANI)