Cisco and NetApp have introduced data center infrastructure applications which are all set to speed up the move to a shared, virtualized and cloud environments. This represents a move from fragmented application silos.The new ExpressPod and enhancements to FlexPod are all set to help both the companies increase their presence in the data center infrastructure apps market place. ExpressPod is a joint product from the companies and is capable of delivering prepackaged and tested apps bundles to SMBs. This is especially useful when the SMBs want to virtualize their computing, networking and storage environments.
FlexPod has been bulked out with new storage clustering capabilities which enable an organization to propel growth with the addition of nodes to their storage clusters.
Cisco and NetApp are also coming together to offer validated design support to companies who are seeking to virtualize their Oracle RAC databases with VMware vSphere and vCenter. The two will also offer enablement packages to partners who deploy ExpressPod.
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