NetApp Partnership

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Dedication to the principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made NetApp one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

Customers around the world choose NetApp for its “go beyond” approach and broad portfolio of solutions for business applications, storage for virtual servers, disk-to-disk backup, and more. NetApp solutions and virtualised storage technologies can provide nonstop availability of critical business data and speed product development, so companies can deploy new capabilities with confidence and get to revenue faster than ever before. Customers rely on NetApp’s industry-leading solutions to lower the cost of protecting their data, businesses, and reputations.

NetApp brings together the industry’s leading solution partners and technology to deliver services that help customers maximise what they get from their infrastructure. NetApp’s collaborative approach, working as one team with one goal, means that customers get a solution that is just right for them—on time and on budget.

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NetApp FlexPod:

The FlexPod based data centre uses a combination of NetApp storage , Cisco UCS servers and VMware virtualisation in a standardised architecture that is validated by Cisco, NetApp and VMware. By packaging multiple information technology components into a single, optimised computing solution, using the ‘FlexPod’ datacenter platform, Island Networks helps organisations:

  • centralise the management of IT resources,
  • consolidate systems,
  • increase resource utilisation rates and
  • lower costs.

These objectives are enabled by the creation of pools of computers, storage and networking resources that can be shared by multiple applications and managed in a collective manner using policy driven processes. This is the concept of ‘converged infrastructure’, which includes servers, data storage, networking equipment and software.

Converged infrastructure provides both technical and business efficiencies which stem from the pre-integration of technology components, the pooling of IT resources and the automation of IT processes.

Converged infrastructures that combine server, storage, and networks into a single framework, help to transform the economics of running the data center and reduce complexity, and thus accelerate the transition to IP storage to help build infrastructures that are “cloud-ready”.

Key Points about FlexPod:

  • Single platform from NetApp and Cisco speeds your transition to cloud.
  • Pretested, validated solution reduces risk and increases IT efficiency.
  • Flexible IT architecture scales up or out for future growth.
  • Cooperative Support model resolves shared-infrastructure issues fast.

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