February 23, 2012
Avnet Technology Solutions expands its FlexPod Services to Offer custom configuration of the validated Cisco, Microsoft, and NetApp solution to resellers
SAN JOSE, Calif., and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 23 — As data center virtualization becomes more pervasive, IT functions are increasingly seeking to lower cost of ownership and improve manageability by unifying silos of information with shared IT infrastructures and multi-hypervisor environments. To meet growing customer demand for choice and flexibility, Cisco and NetApp are announcing the availability of a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for the FlexPod shared infrastructure and Microsoft private cloud. The new FlexPod solution validated with Microsoft private cloud builds on a reference architecture that was announced last year and is designed to reduce infrastructure and application deployment time from days to hours while helping achieve greater utilization of physical and virtual resource pools. Part of a series of innovative joint solutions that Cisco and NetApp are bringing to market with support from Microsoft, the FlexPod solution is currently available for demonstration in select Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) around the world, allowing partners and customers the opportunity to see firsthand the many benefits of the solution.
To help channel partners further accelerate and simplify customers' transitions to private clouds, Cisco and NetApp are working with Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), to expand its FlexPod Services to provide partners in the United States and Canada with the validated, pretested data center solution for the cloud.
Key Facts / Highlights:
New FlexPod solution validated with Microsoft private cloud
Avnet Support for the FlexPod solution validated with Microsoft private cloud
Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Shared Infrastructure
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