Virtualization is cost-effective and more efficiently uses your servers, which is a plus when it comes to your bottom line. Without virtualization, servers are often underutilized and underperform.
While virtualization is critical to efficiency, it needs to be done on the right infrastructure to make the most of the benefits it offers. FlexPod is designed to meet the demands of today’s IT in terms of performance and cost savings.
The Benefits of FlexPod for Virtualization
FlexPod has been a trusted platform for ten years. Cisco and NetApp developed the hybrid cloud platform with virtualization in mind. It’s built on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), which offers expanded-memory server architecture, Cisco Nexus switching and NetApp storage. Servers can be deployed quickly because FlexPod allows server characteristics to be abstracted into service profiles.
This means you don’t have to make tedious manual configurations for every change. You can provision servers on a project-by-project basis, and provisioning can be controlled by the administrator role.
FlexPod offers a high level of flexibility. It can abstract storage, server and network characteristics into profiles, and multiple workloads can share hardware without sharing applications and data.
FlexPod has been tested and validated across several hypervisors and operating systems, including VMware, Microsoft and Red Hat, and it’s highly configurable and scalable. Scalability is critical considering how swiftly IT changes from day to day.
All of these features help reduce costs and streamline IT. Less time spent in deployment means more time focused on other business-critical goals. Scalability means that FlexPod will work with you as your business evolves, not against you. Efficient data storage means that you can operate with more efficiency and availability.
Implement FlexPod With Island Networks
At Island Networks, we implement innovative IT solutions to customers around the world. We work in partnership with leading hardware manufacturers like Cisco and NetApp to develop data centers that support your organization’s goals. We know the power of virtualization to simplify and consolidate your environment, reducing costs and improving scalability.
Our experts can assist you with:
- Designing and implementing data center plans.
- Consolidating and optimizing your current resources.
- Migrating data.
- Securing your data center and critical data.
- Controlling deployment costs.
- Transitioning to the cloud.
- Integrating storage and network layers.
- And more.
We offer a high level of expertise with infrastructure solutions like FlexPod. Our award-winning partnership with Cisco and NetApp demonstrates our commitment to top-of-the-line solutions.
We know that deploying or upgrading your data center is a decision you need to make with careful consideration. Virtualization with FlexPod has the potential to improve efficiency and performance while delivering cost savings. Consider a consultation with us to learn more about FlexPod.